(Republican Insider) – A former National Guard official from DC has now accused two senior Army officials of lying to Congress concerning the circumstances surrounding the riot that happened at the Capitol building on January 6th in order to provide protection for a top Army official who didn’t want to send in Guard troops.
According to a report from Infowars, a 36-page memo was sent to the Jan. 6 select committee this month where Col. Earl Matthews, who has held very high-level National Security Council and Pentagon positions under President Donald Trump, accused Army Gen. Charles Flynn and Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt of being “absolute and unmitigated liars” for how they characterized the events that transpired on Jan. 6.
“Of note, Flynn served as deputy chief of staff for operations on Jan. 6, while Matthews was serving as the top attorney to Maj. Gen. William Walker – then commanding general of the DC National Guard. Matthews was in a unique position to know what happened that day,” the report said.
“Matthews’ memo defends the Capitol attack response by Walker, who now serves as the House sergeant at arms, amplifying Walker’s previous congressional testimony about the hours long delay in the military’s order for the D.C. National Guard to deploy to the riot scene,” Politico stated via WND.
“Matthews accuses Flynn and Piatt of lying to Congress about how they responded to urgent requests for the DC guard to be quickly deployed, and claims that the Pentagon inspector general’s November report on the attack was ‘replete with factual inaccuracies,'” Infowars reported.
He then goes on to say that the Army has created its own “closely held” revisionist document concerning the Capitol riot that is “worthy of the best Stalinist or North Korea propagandist.”
“Every leader in the D.C. Guard wanted to respond and knew they could respond to the riot at the seat of government,” the memo goes on to read.
Rather than responding to the situation, DC guard officials “set [sic] stunned watching in the Armory” while the riot unfolded for a total of two hours during the certification of the 2020 presidential election results.
“The memo follows Walker’s own public call for the inspector general to retract its detailed report on the events of Jan. 6, as first reported by The Washington Post. Walker told the Post he objected to specific allegations by the Pentagon watchdog that Matthews’ memo also criticizes, calling the inspector general’s report ‘inaccurate’ and ‘sloppy work,'” Politico stated.
So, what, exactly, does Matthews say happened that day?
The memo reveals that at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 6, Matthews and Walker were on a conference call with some senior military and law enforcement officials where then-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund actually “pleaded” for troops from the National Guard to be deployed immediately to the Capitol after rioters made their way inside the perimeter of the building.
Piatt and Flynn then denied Sund’s request.
“LTG Piatt stated that it would not be his best military advice to recommend to the Secretary of the Army that the D.C. National Guard be allowed to deploy to the Capitol at that time,” Matthews stated in the memo, adding: “LTGs Piatt and Flynn stated that the optics of having uniformed military personnel deployed to the U.S. Capitol would not be good.”
“Instead, Piatt and Flynn suggested that the Guardsmen serve as de-facto DC police traffic control officers so that the cops could attend to the Capitol,” the report stated.
In a separate document that was obtained by Politico, Piatt and Flynn “recommended for DC Guard to standby” at 2:37 p.m. instead of immediately deploying to the Capitol as the riot broke out.
Then, four minutes later, Flynn once again “advised D.C. National Guard to standby until the request has been routed” to then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, along with then-acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller.
Matthews then says that everyone who was on the call was “astounded.”
“Piatt and Flynn then lied to Congress – denying that they had said the Guard shouldn’t deploy to the Capitol,” Infowars said, adding, “According to Matthews, they committed ‘outright perjury.'”
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