This story is long, complex, and almost too odd to believe, but every word of it is true.
You touched on something at the very end but reading this golf cart article, it has become apparent that the Secret Service - between election day and January 6 - had to have more than ample opportunity to overhear what was underway and reason to know this was seditious. These guys (and women) did not fall off the turnip wagon on January 5. If the Secret Service has not turned over to the FBI detailed files and statements documenting the insurrection from election day to January 6, then they should be treated as an enemy organization. You cannot be around a man like Trump for any period of time without your inner alarm going off, telling you he is an enemy of the state and everything he does should be viewed through that lens. The Secret Service had a ringside seat to the insurrection planning, who was coming and going to meetings, and they should have known what Trump’s people and supporters were saying publicly - known based on daily Sec Service briefings if nothing else. Until they have cleared of suspicion, they should be considered a major threat to national security based on their seeming loyalty, collusion, and aiding and abetting Trump’s insurrection, and their proximity to Biden and VP Harris.
Aside from what has been written above, I sense a connection between the mega-right-wing and Trump funder Robert Mercer, his daughter, and the insurrection. One of their go-to operatives, Steve Bannon, has had connections to the white-nationalist groups leading the insurrection. Mercer's daughter, Rebekah, has written about the necessity of armed conflict in their struggle: https://theintercept.com/2021/01/27/rebekah-mercer-book-capitol-riot/.
The Mercer's involvement in far-right causes in Europe (Brexit) and Fascism is a matter of record. They also have chosen every path of tax avoidance available to them even at the expense of a decade of litigation with the IRS over a 7 Billion scheme that's even a bigger con than Trump. However, their anti-government stance has been extremely profitable to them. How would you like to have 7 Billion at your disposal while appointing your operatives to advise the POTUS while you traded stocks? Like Trump, they are void of patriotism.
After the Arizona R Chair urged violence at the Capitol, the Mercers rewarded her with 150 Million dollars: https://theintercept.com/2021/01/14/capitol-riot-mercers-election-unrest/.
This must animate the crazy, right-wing extremism of the Arizona Representatives like Gosar. They are swimming in Mercer money, and the Mercer's expect their extremism in return.
Moreover, the Mercer's helped Trump become POTUS (he was trailing by double digits and short on money before they got involved), but part of their deal was Conway and Bannon's appointment as advisors to Trump; while Mercer ran his hedge fund? Apparently, the heat was getting too hot in the kitchen, and Mercer stepped down and said he was cutting back about the same time Mueller was investigating Trump. It appears. However, his daughter took over his mission and his checkbook.
One of Rebekah's ventures was Parler, which played a huge role in organizing and motivating the 1/6/21 Insurrection:
It will not surprise me if the Mercers turn out to be among the major funders, in addition to the Koch money, behind the new R Jim Crow voter suppression efforts, as well as the R opposition to addressing the ravages of neglect after 4 years and 13 Trillion of new Fed debt, spent to make the richest Americans richer while avoiding our critical challenges or as Trump would refer to them as "hoaxes."
O the secret service detail was hand picked, groomed and on board. A whole new thread to unravel.
It would be sorta perfect if Trump’s golf carts are the thing that brings him down... kinda karma
So there's a paper trail and witnesses to 'flip'
Oh my science. Have you provided this to the FBI? Is anyone there working??? Thanks. So glad you are able to weave all this together for us. We all knew this was going to happen. May we never again be complacent. May we never let the Nazis this close to the heart of our nation.
I just love it when you say here, here, here and here to link us to your carefully researched and sound structural foundations of facts that you build on in each article Professor. Here, hear!
I find it hard to believe that Trump on his own is capable of carrying out such an intricate operation. So who is really running things? Is it a group? Is there a single person at the head of it? Who has the most to gain?
Another great scoop. Thank you, and one hopes authorities are paying attention.
Beautifully done, Seth!
Small typo in the important last paragraph:
"...did those golf carts drive 19 mph *or* Insurrection Day, or 14 mph?"
I still dont understand "turn on gas". Was gas already prepared? It would take an enormous amount of gas to fill the tunnels. Unless it was weapons grade. It would be hard to hide such a thing. Why have we heard nothing else about it? Seems the most explosive part of the whole story. If they had killed Congress, what was the next phase of the plan? What was the endgame?
Apparently there is a golf cart video but it has not been released yet. Is there a reason why it would be held?
Seth, I believe this has tRump written all over it. The names of scumbags that repeatedly come into the mixes is staggering. Are there any videos with the logo visible on the golf carts? The next part to figure out is did some scammer pay for *normal* cart and the *special* cart was given?
Any video of the carts driving might shed light on the speed they travelled. Since the landmarks they drove by have not moved (trees, park benches, bus stop signs, sewer-grate covers, and others), and an approximation of where the cameras were filming (I imagine some cameras were fixed locations), one should be able to get a reasonable speed it takes an object to travel from one location to the next. Now obviously if they are traveling at 10 mph, this part would not help, but maybe there exists a part they floored the cart?
Street legal is 20 mph. Minuta, James, and possibly 6 more Oath Keepers jumped in their golf carts and within 3 minutes they were at 3rd St and Pennsylvania Ave NW where they hoofed it on foot to the NE corner of the Capitol. I do not trust my math calculations, so I had an online calculator do the RxT=D. At 15 mph, they were within 0.75 miles and at 20 mph they were within 1.0 mile. And given the fact that the NY Times determined that all the VIP security on Jan 5th showed up at the insurrection on Jan 6th--though they were not identified by name--a good guess would be they retained them from whoever paid for them for the VIP security.
I believe you have zeroed in on Trump’s use of golf carts and that it is all accurate for the insurrection.
I also believe that Trump was in constant communication with Putin during his Presidency and the Golf Course was where these communications took place. Trump did many thing that required substantial knowledge of the Constitution & he’s most likely never read it much less knew how to maneuver around it. Once that golf course communication link has been exposed there will be a great deal that falls into place.