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Disgraced former FBI agent and a central figure in propagating the Trump-Russia “collusion” probe Peter Strzok touted to legacy media pundits Monday that September 11 is “nothing compared” to January 6.
During an interview with MSNBC’s Nichole Wallace during Deadline White House, Wallace condemned FBI director Christoper Wray for failing to spout “one utterance” of connecting the dots between 9/11 and 1/6, adding that day in American history was the “deadliest attack on the U.S. Capitol.”
“If you look at the scale in terms of threat to democracy — I mean 9/11 was a tragedy, we lost thousands of lives in a horrific way — we still mourn to this day,” Strzok said. “But when you look at something that is an attack on democracy . . . that could actually bring about a fundamental change to American governance, as we understand it — 9/11 is nothing compared to January 6.”
Strzok then echoed MSNBC’s sentiments slamming federal authorities for failing to get on the “same sort of war footing” that the U.S. paved following the events at the World Trade Center twenty years ago.
“Shame on everyone,” he added.
While framing it against 9/11, Nicolle Wallace claims January 6 was "the deadliest attack on the U.S. capital in history."
Disgraced and corrupt former FBI agent Peter Strzok agrees, saying: "9/11 is nothing compared to January 6" and demands leaders "be on the same war footing." pic.twitter.com/lI1KTYnE2f
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Strzok joined a list of political voices — primarily on the left — who believe that a mob of former President Donald Trump supporters storming the United States Capitol has somehow become a more terrorizing event than two planes crashing into the World Trade Center, taking nearly 3,000 innocent lives.
To this day, New Yorkers can still remember the stench that permeated the air for months from the thousands of dead bodies killed on that dreadful day.
Politifact reports January 6 involved approximately 2,000 people. Some of them overturned barricades, clashed with police, and stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stop Congressional members from certifying the 2020 presidential election results. Officials estimate about 800 people out of the massive crowd breached the Capitol grounds and building, leaving just over 200 people pleading guilty to one or more charges.
A bipartisan Senate report reviewed by The New York Times earlier this year found nine people died on or after January 6. However, the only one who died by gunshot was 36-year-old military veteran Ashli Babbit.
However, reports from supporters and independent journalists tell a different story. Witnesses allegedly say a small number of agent provocateurs climbing press risers long before any Trump supporter made it past the Capitol Reflecting Pool, which sits in front of the main lawn just before the main physical building.
Witnesses say following the alleged agitators riling up the crowd, only a fraction of the group joined in on the mob mentality.
Sources witnessed Capitol police officers allegedly opening barricades to access the grounds, riot police forming barriers until disbanding, which allowed the crowd to advance, and other authorities holding the door open for protestors to enter the building.
Once on the ground and in the building, witnesses said “protestors” could allegedly be seen changing their black bloc attire into Trump merchandise before creating more chaos. Others have also said they witnessed rioters inside the building relaying cudgel-like weapons through windows to the people on the other side of the window frame. All the while, the majority of Trump supporters on the ground screamed at the violent rioters to protest peacefully.
And mainstream media has repeatedly shared those images of the elderly women “storming the Capitol” while staying within the stanchions, taking pictures of the interior of the building.
Yet, Stzrok, who has been accused of causing long-term damage to the FBI’s reputation after the bureau fired him four years ago, and others have pledged to create the narrative that January 6 was the worst attack on American soil and a so-called deadly insurrection.