Questions with a capital “Q” keep swirling around the barbarian invasion of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, right on “cue.” The rabbit hole took an unexpected twist down a side branch. It seems that another of the barbarian invaders has been connected to the feds, this time directly to the FBI.
Feds behind the revolt
Authorities are convinced that Thomas Caldwell is a “leader of the far-right Oath Keepers militia group.” They also swear up and down that he “helped to organize a ring of other extremists and led them in the attack last month at the U.S. Capitol.”
It turns out that Caldwell also worked for the feds and holds a top-secret security clearance. He’s had it for “decades,” because he previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Instigation, Caldwell’s lawyer argued on Monday.
Thomas Plofchan, Caldwell’s attorney, moved to have his client released pending trial, asserting that Caldwell “worked as a section chief for the FBI from 2009 to 2010 after retiring from the Navy.” Just because he worked for the feds doesn’t make him an Oath Keeper, his counsel insists.
He also knows how to keep secrets. Caldwell “has held a top-secret security clearance since 1979, which required multiple special background investigations.” Since leaving the bureau, he “ran a consulting firm that did classified work for the U.S. government.” Hmm.
The one thing that Caldwell’s lawyer isn’t talking about is what he was doing in Washington. In fact, the official story, and they’re sticking with it, is that he wasn’t there.
Somehow he managed to get charged by the feds as “one of three people authorities have described as Oath Keepers who were charged last month with conspiracy and accused of plotting the attack on the Capitol in advance.” He’s been locked down on house arrest since the 19th of January.
He wasn’t there
Caldwell’s attorney insists that his client’s physical limitations prevent the 66-year-old from “forcing his way into any building,” no matter what the feds say.
The “100% disabled veteran” suffers complications from “a service-connected injury,” including “shoulder, back and knee issues.” In 2010, Caldwell had spinal surgery, “which later failed and led to chronic spinal issues.”
The feds claim otherwise. The court records show “messages between Caldwell and the others about arranging hotel rooms in the Washington area in the days before the siege.” One of Caldwell’s Facebook friends posted “Will probably call you tomorrow, mainly because I like to know wtf plan is.
You are the man COMMANDER.” Hmm. The day of the invasion Caldwell got a text “all members are in the tunnels under the capital. Seal them in turn on gas.” Other on site intel bulletins included “Tom all legislators are down in the Tunnels 3floors down,” and “go through back house chamber doors facing N left down hallway down steps.”
Caldwell wasn’t the only one associated with the feds there undercover that day. Army psychological warfare Captain Emily Rainey bused 100 of her “friends” to the Capitol that fateful day.
Even if her group seems spooky, they are all allegedly “peace-loving, law-abiding people who were doing nothing but demonstrating our First Amendment rights.” Some say that they were watching their social media handiwork playing out in real time.