Why the Government Narrative of the Jan. 6 Pipe Bombs is Suspicious

Breaking down a theory about government involvement in Jan. 6.

Written by Hudson Crozier

The scoop: New evidence has emerged about the two pipe bombs planted near the Democratic and Republican party headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021. Video footage and investigative reports raise suspicions about the U.S. government’s official story.

Why it matters: Law enforcement agencies have resisted transparency regarding several aspects of Jan. 6, including their foreknowledge and direct involvement. The theory of a plot to incite chaos and villainize conservatives is becoming increasingly credible.

From the beginning: An unidentified suspect planted bombs at the Republican National Committee (RNC) and Democratic National Committee (DNC) buildings the night of Jan. 5. A civilian and a “passerby” reported the bombs the next day while Vice President Kamala Harris was in the DNC building.

In the footage, the man who reported the DNC bomb, placed next to a bench outside, is seen walking toward and informing police officers and Secret Service agents nearby. The officials then finish their lunch and allow civilians to keep passing. They make no effort to get Harris to safety.

  • Why that’s odd: Federal agents later told the public that the bomb was “live,” could have killed people, and had to be disarmed. But officials at the scene acted like there was no threat.

Suspicious leadership: Steven D’Antuono, the former FBI assistant director who investigated the incident, previously spearheaded an entrapment scheme against a Michigan anti-government group. D’Antuono’s undercover agents and informants helped extremists plan criminal activity — including bombing a bridge — before getting them arrested. To date, D’Antuono has failed to give Congress conclusive answers about the Jan. 6 bomb plot, which happened on his watch.

  • More government connections: Congressional investigators disclosed that the man who found the DNC bomb wasn’t just any “passerby”; he was a plain-clothes Capitol police officer. Meanwhile, the civilian who found the RNC bomb works for a left-wing organization tied to federal agencies.

The bottom line: Officials claimed that the bomb crisis distracted law enforcement from protecting the Capitol building, facilitating a more chaotic riot. But the government connections of everyone involved and casual behavior at the scene overwhelmingly suggest a fake threat meant to dramatize the “insurrection.”