House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has launched her heavily biased and overtly partisan select committee to purportedly “investigate” the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, which in reality will do little more than highlight cherry-picked evidence that supports a pre-selected conclusion and furthers a favored, mainstream narrative of what occurred.
Government watchdog Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, however, recently called the entire process “corrupted and compromised,” as well as a “sham and abuse of power” on the part of Pelosi.
“Corrupted and compromised”
Fitton’s accusations came during a recent appearance on One America News where he asserted that the real questions that needed answering about Jan. 6 pertained to the lax security that had been in place along with the heavy-handed way in which the federal government has gone after those Americans protesting at the Capitol that day.
“This is a process that is corrupted and compromised,” Fitton said, suggesting it is being used to target Pelosi’s political opposition. With regard to the partisan makeup of the commission, in which Pelosi picked the members who would serve on it, Fitton dismissed the charade as “a sham and abuse of power by Nancy Pelosi to protect her and target Donald Trump and his supporters.”
Pelosi “responsible for this cover-up”
Fitton asserted that Pelosi’s commission had been designed not to reveal the full and unvarnished truths of the Jan. 6 Capitol event but to distract the public and cover up any culpability on the part of the speaker and her allies or subordinates, given that Pelosi is ultimately responsible for the security situation at the Capitol complex.
The watchdog attorney explained that his organization was fighting in court to achieve the release of thousands of hours of video footage at the Capitol, email communications between top officials in regard to that day, and more information about the shooting death of protester Ashli Babbitt by an unidentified Capitol Police officer.
“She’s responsible for this cover-up of — on an issue they’re telling us is the most important day in American history, they’re covering up virtually every important public document there is to be had about it in Congress,” Fitton said.
FBI allegedly leaned on banks
Fitton revealed that his organization was seeking records of communications between Speaker Pelosi and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, as well as regarding alleged communications between the FBI and major banking institutions that, whether via subpoenas or not, had those banks turning over financial transaction information of customers that fit a particular profile.
Judicial Watch has already filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department on the bank transaction issue, which the FBI has refused to either confirm or deny or even acknowledge the existence of such records, which had been initially reported on in February.
In a separate statement regarding the alleged bank records requests by the FBI, Fitton said, “We want the details on what looks to be an unprecedented abuse of the financial privacy of countless innocent Americans by big banks and the FBI,” and added, “The FBI’s stonewalling and non-denial denial of our request speak volumes.”
“This is the threat to America, folks,” Fitton told OAN. “A riot is inappropriate. Attacking police officers is inappropriate. But the government abusing the rights and civil liberties of citizens, using that riot as a pretext, that’s the threat.”