In the Spotlight
By Jim Hoft
Published December 17, 2022
It appears America’s premiere law enforcement agency is the most lawless organization in the country.
The FBI released another one of their important updates this week on one of the most horrendous criminal actions of the decade.
Two young Trump supporters, Luke Bender, 22 of Stafford, Virginia, and Landon Mitchell, 32, from Texas, were found guilty by DC Judge Beryl Howell on Wednesday of walking in the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Then the two men then committed a truly horrible crime as described by your FBI:
“They proceeded through the Rotunda, down the East Front Corridor, through the Ohio Clock Corridor, down a hall, and into the Senate Chamber. They entered the Senate Floor at approximately 3:04 p.m. While on the Senate Floor, they reviewed documents sitting on tables. They also took “selfies” from the Senate floor, and each posed for pictures at the Senate dais. At approximately 3:08 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police officers directed the rioters to leave the Chamber. Bender and Mitchell exited the building at about 3:10 p.m.”
What makes this particularly horrible is that it took the two young men two entire minutes to leave the building when they were told to leave.
The two men were found guilty of this horrific crime and now face up to 20 years in prison.
Thank G*d for your FBI!
These two violent criminals will not be allowed to harm the nation for several years.
This comes at the same time that we discovered there were at least 80 full-time FBI agents were designated to target conservatives on Twitter following the 2020 election. Because alleging fraud was promoting violence or something.
Here is the FBI press release from Thursday.
WASHINGTON – Two men – one from Virginia, one from Texas – were found guilty yesterday in the District of Columbia of felony charges for their actions during the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Their actions and the conduct of others disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress convened to ascertain and count the electoral votes related to the presidential election.
Luke Bender, 22, of Stafford, Virginia, and Landon Mitchell, 32, formerly of Arlington, Virginia now living in Texas, were found guilty of obstruction of an official proceeding and five related misdemeanor charges. Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell returned the verdict after a proceeding in which Bender, Mitchell, and the government agreed upon a stipulated set of facts regarding their conduct.
According to the stipulated facts, on Jan. 6, 2021, Bender and Mitchell illegally entered the Capitol grounds, climbing scaffolding that had been erected for the inauguration. At about 2:45 p.m., they entered the Capitol Building through the Upper West Terrace Door. They proceeded through the Rotunda, down the East Front Corridor, through the Ohio Clock Corridor, down a hall, and into the Senate Chamber. They entered the Senate Floor at approximately 3:04 p.m. While on the Senate Floor, they reviewed documents sitting on tables. They also took “selfies” from the Senate floor, and each posed for pictures at the Senate dais. At approximately 3:08 p.m., U.S. Capitol Police officers directed the rioters to leave the Chamber. Bender and Mitchell exited the building at about 3:10 p.m.
Both defendants later posted messages on social media boasting of their actions. On Jan. 7, 2021, for example, Mitchell posted, and Bender re-posted, an image of a skull surrounded by red smoke, with the caption, “Absolutely proud of my fellow Americans who made their voices heard at the Capitol.”
Bender was arrested on July 29, 2021, in Fairfax, Virginia. Mitchell was arrested on Oct. 20, 2021, in Arlington, Virginia. They are to be sentenced on March 3, 2023. They face a statutory maximum of 20 years in prison on the obstruction charge, as well as a maximum total of 3 ½ years in prison on the misdemeanor offenses of entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds, disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds, entering and remaining on the floor of Congress, and disorderly conduct in a Capitol Building or grounds. The charges also carry potential financial penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
There is something terribly wicked about this agency.
And how sad is that only around 20 FBI agents and whistleblowers have so far had the courage to speak out against this evil!