The problem with exploring the January 6 insurrection is that the more questions get answered, the more new ones come up. This investigation is going to yield a huge body of information and testimony, when all is said and done, and that is assuming that the Select Committee is able to finish its work. The clock is ticking and if by any chance the House flips to Republican hands in 2022, you can kiss this investigation goodbye. The phrase “time is of the essence” has never applied more aptly to anything more than this endeavor.
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Numbers 11 and 12 are questions that have been glossed over, “Who ordered the National Guard delay?” And, “Did Michael Flynn’s brother stop help from arriving?” This was touched on by the Washington Post back when it happened, the fact that Charles Flynn had a key job at the Pentagon the same day that his right-wingnut brother was out stirring up a mob, but no answers were conclusively reached at that time; and like so many things in the era of Trump, once the news cycle cools down, burning questions of the day have a way of cooling off and vanishing in a black hole.
Number 13 is a question I find especially intriguing: “Why were more than 35 Capitol Police officers investigated for their role in January 6?” That would be good to know and so would the corollary, why did four Capitol Police officers commit suicide? Is that any kind of a normal statistic for a police department?
The questions go on and I’m sure you’ll have your favorites, too. One that I would love to have answered above all others is, where are the other versions of the video that Trump eventually released in order to quash the riot? Story has it that he did three or four versions of a statement to his supporters before he settled on one he could live with, the one you see in part here, and that a couple of versions of the statement were way too inflammatory. I would love it if the archivists have copies of those tapes and we could get our hands on them.
Here are a few more questions pulled from this thread.
This is the first I’ve heard of those issues.
The bottom line here is that there is so much information that we don’t have and so many unanswered questions that it is frightening. That begs the question of when are we going to get these answers, or is it a question of if? Maybe we’ll never have the answers. And that is the most frightening thought of all. One thing is certain: a lot of Republicans were complicit in this, if not openly engaged in plotting an insurrection and they absolutely want to bury that truth.