Who Could He Trust

Secret Service texts from January 5 and 6 have gone missing. Anyone, my age, and maybe a titch younger, will note the eerie similarities between this and the “missing 18 minutes”. Explanations as to why these texts have gone missing are feeble at best, given that the Secret Service was told, at least twice, that month, to keep secure all texts.

During the January 6 insurrection, when Mike Pence’s life was literally hanging by a thread, he was escorted to the lower levels of the Capitol. He was requested by the Secret Service to be driven out of the Capitol, to a safe off site location. Pence refused. He has never fully explained why. Pence aide, Greg Jacob, reportedly testified before the January 6 Committee that he told Pence’s lead Secret Service Agent, “I trust you, but you’re not the one behind the wheel”.

More and more evidence is coming out that, at the time, the Secret Service was becoming more politicized. For example, Tony Ornato, was leading Trump’s security detail He left that position to become to become Trump’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. A Secret Service agent, Ornato, left the Civil Service, to become a political appointee. The following is a an exerpt of an interview with Keith Kellogg, a Trump White House senior official, as printed in Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker’s book, “I Alone Can Fix It”.

“Around this time, Kellogg ran into Tony Ornato in the West Wing. Ornato, who oversaw Secret Service movements, told him that Pence’s detail was planning to move the vice president to Joint Base Andrews.

“You can’t do that, Tony,” Kellogg said. “Leave him where he’s at. He’s got a job to do. I know you guys too well. You’ll fly him to Alaska if you have a chance. Don’t do it.””

Going from that, if Pence had been evacuated and been kept away from the Capitol, later that day, the insurrection might have succeeded. given that Pence would not have been able to certify the electoral count. And now, the Secret Service texts from January 5 and 6 are missing. Taking from Trump, back in 2016, “hey Russia, can you find these texts”.

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