What was Trump really hoping to accomplish by inviting a mob to raid the Capitol?

Is anyone still wondering what then-President Donald Trump expected to happen if he and his mob had successfully hanged Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, among others, on the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6 — and successfully stopped the final vote certification?

I expect his…

A robust pandemic-era vaccination program for educators is the solution — not obfuscation and denial

Before making up your mind about whether teachers should be vaccinated prior to returning to the classroom, please take some time to consider that relying on inadequate science is no better than relying on religion…

At a Seattle protest today, Trump backers were handing out flyers intended to deceive people in my neighborhood

I just checked out an impromptu pro-Trump voter rally held today, Oct. 24, in the parking lot of a Safeway grocery store a few blocks from my house at MLK Way and Othello Street in South Seattle.

I counted only about two dozen protestors who were under the watch of…

The company, Atlas Aegis, works closely with another Tennessee company that provides military-like training to faith-based groups

The Tennessee-based private security company that plans to send armed guards with special operations training to Minnesota to protect election sites from “looting and destruction” by a leftist boogeyman dubbed “Antifa” also appears to be closely associated with conservative religious groups.

The company, Atlas Aegis, is a partner and works…

A listing of federal security-firm contractors in U.S. cities being targeted by Trump reveals the players to keep an eye on

Sometimes, even the professional media fact-checkers need to be fact-checked.

That’s the case with a Poynter Institute “PolitiFact” online posting about the use of private contractors in President Trump’s federal troop deployments, which are focused on quelling protests in cities like Portland, Oregon, and Seattle. …

The security company, working under contract with the Department Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service, was outed in court pleadings

The identity of the private contractor assisting federal agents deployed in Portland, Oregon, in stemming anti-racists protests in that city has surfaced in court pleadings filed by the ACLU of Oregon.

The contractor is Annapolis, Maryland-based MaxSent — which also does business as CDA Inc., according to a court transcript…

Congress is now probing the use of contract security personnel in law enforcement operations led by DOJ and DHS

A rolling deployment of federal law enforcement forces underway in this country since June has been making headlines nationwide because of the “shock and awe” show of force it has unleashed on this nation’s streets. …

Flight records, a former chief-of-staff of Homeland Security and a former DEA agent are among sources that confirm their origin

President Donald Trump’s deployment of U.S. military troops on June 1 against peaceful protesters in Washington, D.C., included his announcement that he would send U.S. Armed Forces into American cities to, he said, “dominate the streets.” …

Congress needs to shine a light on the use of private security firms, including ‘Blackwater’ legacy companies, in Trump’s response to ongoing civil rights protests

The Trump administration’s deployment of federal law enforcers in Portland, Oregon, as part of a supposed effort to protect government property has prompted at least two lawsuits alleging that their show of force has resulted in abuses of authority and the unnecessary use of violence against peaceful protesters, journalists and…

Bill Conroy

Bill Conroy is an independent investigative journalist. For more information, check out billconroy.pressfolios.com.

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