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What kind of action do you have in mind instead of impeachment?
Impeachment will be done. Only a simple majority in the house. We have to. But I don't expect him to get convicted.
Only trump lost bigly in 2020, and the republican GA sen candidates because trump depressed voter turnout in the special election.
“I would just encourage people to try to understand the intersectionality of this. I am a cis-gendered, rich white woman, who lives in two of the most progressive cities in the world.”
Ray Epps, the former Arizona Oath Keepers leader who was famously
captured on camera a day before the Jan. 6, 2021, protests urging
protesters to go into the U.S. Capitol, allegedly directed a group of
individuals who removed “siege weapons” including a long piece of
2-by-4 lumber, from a utility hatch on Capitol grounds after telling a
witness they needed to slow down the crowd lest it “[expletive] up
the plan,” a Kentucky man claims.
Eric Clark, 45, says he encountered Epps on the west side of the
Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but did not realize who he was until seeing
news reports about Epps earlier this year. Behavior and statements
Clark said he witnessed took on new meaning after he read news reports
about Epps’s possible role as a provocateur at the Capitol.
“I didn’t know who Ray Epps was,” Clark told The Epoch Times.
“I just knew a tall mountain of a man who said something to me, and
I saw some things occur.
“It was almost literally, probably right at a year later, when I saw
a [news] post with Ray Epps in it, and I was able to put a name to a
face,” Clark said.
Through his attorney, Epps denied Clark’s story.
[Epoch Times Photo][Epoch Times Photo] Ray Epps encourages protesters
to go into the Capitol the night before the siege of January 6, 2021.
(Villain Report/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Epps has long denied being an informant for the FBI or other law
enforcement on Jan. 6. His photo—assigned No. 16—was initially
placed on the FBI’s January 6 most-wanted website, but later removed
without explanation. Epps has not been arrested or charged with crimes
for being at the Capitol.
Clark had been at the Ellipse to hear President Donald Trump speak
earlier that day. Due to the massive crowds, Clark stood about 50
yards away and watched the speech on a jumbo video monitor. He left
before the speech ended and walked to the Capitol.
‘OORAH!’ DREW EPPS’S ATTENTION
By the time he arrived, the pathway from the Peace Fountain up to the
west side of the Capitol had been breached and crowds were gathering
on the west terrace, Clark said. When he arrived at the base of a
scaffold tower set up for news media for the forthcoming inauguration,
Clark let out a loud cry of “Oorah!”
Military-history buffs and fans of contemporary war movies will
recognize “Oorah!” as a motivational cry that U.S. Marines shout
to each other. It’s a sign of brotherhood, and an indication the
Marine might be about to do what Marines typically do: be the first to
“As soon as we arrived at the Peace Monument, what I see already is
something’s wrong,” Clark said. “Something’s at least
off-kilter. Something’s already gone on.
“There were just people all the way up to the top of the Capitol
steps and a thin line of Capitol guard people all the way up on that
tower already,” he said.
Clark said after he let out his cry of “Oorah!” Epps approached
“He says, ‘Semper Fidelis devil dog, we got to hold this crowd
back a little longer, or they’re gonna [expletive] up the
plan,’” Clark said. “Okay, there’s some kind of plan?”
Clark said he was not fully sure what to make of Epps’ statement.
“So I start chanting, ‘Back the blue, back the blue,’ and he
sort of marches off to the right, down to the other end,” he said.
EPPS, CLARK SEEN ON VIDEO
While Epps denied saying the crowd would “[expletive] up the
plan,” The Epoch Times located a video shot by Quincy
Franklin—known online as the Black Conservative Preacher—that
captured Clark and Epps standing next to each other off and on during
a five-minute period that afternoon in the location Clark described.
Clark was wearing a Guy Fawkes mask.
[Epoch Times Photo][Epoch Times Photo] Eric Clark and Ray Epps stand
next to each other on the West side of the Capitol on Jan. 6. (Black
Conservative Preacher/Graphic by The Epoch Times)
At the 2:31 mark on a video titled “The Storm Arrived Part 3,” a
protester sprays a fire extinguisher into the air, prompting Epps to
move away from the police line down the steps. Clark was right behind
Epps, who moved to his right as Clark kept running straight down the
steps. Clark ended up about 25 feet from Epps.
About two minutes later, both men were back up near the police line at
the foot of the media tower, the video shows. For more than two
minutes, they stood next to each other before again separating as they
descended the stairs.
Clark said he watched Epps interact with various people in the growing
crowd. Epps appeared to command great authority with protesters and
police, he said.
“When he came and said what he had to say to me, he had an obvious
presence of authority amongst not just the protesters, but the Capitol
guard as well,” Clark said. “Any time he would walk by, they would
Clark said Epps then pulled a man from the crowd.
“Mr. Epps had already come back down to our end, he grabbed a man in
a black hoodie out of the crowd,” Clark said. “He said something
to him and he marches off to the right, where all the Capitol guards
What happened next is still burned in Clark’s memory.
[Epoch Times Photo][Epoch Times Photo] Eric Clark says he witnessed a
group of men pulling out a long piece of 2-by-4 lumber, a thick
cardboard tubing, and a stepping stool, from a utility hatch at the
U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. (Steve Baker/Graphic by The Epoch Times)
“The other gentleman [Epps] pulled out in the black hoodie pulls two
other people out of the crowd, and they make a beeline directly toward
this structure,” Clark said. “It’s like 4-foot-by-4-foot
by-4-foot, and it has a hatch like a lid on top of it.”
The men pulled the hatch and from inside this utility access retrieved
a 12-foot-long 2-by-4, a piece of thick cardboard tubing about the
same length, and a stepping stool approximately 3 feet tall, he said.
The cardboard tube was about 6 inches in diameter.
Epps separated from the group after speaking to the first man and did
not help the men remove the alleged siege tools, Clark said.
“I looked down in it [the structure] and it appears to be like
utility or wet-wall access, some type of drain clean-out or whatever,
but it’s definitely some type of small tunnel area,” he said,
“where they’re pulling all this stuff out of,” he said.
Clark said one of the men wore a bright red or orange hat. One of the
other men wore a tan Carhartt-style jacket.
Clark said he wanted no part of whatever the men were doing, so he
headed up to the next level of the west terrace. After assisting a
woman who had been doused with pepper spray, he followed a crowd and
was pushed through an open doorway and ended up inside the Capitol, he
[Epoch Times Photo][Epoch Times Photo] A 2-by-4 and a long cardboard
tube, similar to the ones described by Eric Clark, were passed as
weapons outside the Lower West Terrace tunnel on January 6, 2021.
(Black Conservative Preacher/Graphic by The Epoch Times)
The Epoch Times independently observed a hatch located exactly at the
location described by Clark.
[Epoch Times Photo][Epoch Times Photo] The utility hatch described by
Eric Clark on Capitol Hill on June 22, 2022. (The Epoch Times)
Clark was charged by federal prosecutors with knowingly entering or
remaining in a restricted building without legal authority, and
violent or disorderly conduct in a Capitol building. He pleaded not
One of the items Clark said he witnessed being pulled from the utility
hatch matches a video of an unidentified man vandalizing a window at
the Capitol. Then man, known only by the hashtag #RedOnRedGlasses, has
not been identified or charged, although the FBI lists him as No. 300
on its January 6 most-wanted page.
[Epoch Times Photo][Epoch Times Photo] A man known only by the hashtag
#RedOnRedGlasses throws a 2-by-4 through a Capitol window on Jan. 6,
2021. (Sedition Hunters/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
Epps’s actions on the day first received widespread attention in
June and December 2021, when the website Revolver.News published
stories detailing Epps’s alleged role as an unindicted actor.
John Blischak, Epps’s Phoenix-based attorney, denied Clark’s
“I have read your comments and as Mr. Epps stated: ‘It never
happened,'” Blischak told The Epoch Times in an email. “I do not
question his integrity whatsoever.”
William Miller, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in
Washington D.C., said: “We are not commenting on Jan. 6 cases or the
investigation beyond what is stated or filed with the Court.”
Videos from the day show items similar to those described by Clark
being passed around as weapons at the entrance to the Lower West
Terrace tunnel. A short stepladder was also seen inside the tunnel
entrance. It is not known from where those items came.
MULTIPLE SUSPICIOUS ACTIONS
The controversy surrounding Epps has not died down, despite attempts
by the January 6 Select Committee to throw cold water on what is often
derisively described as a right-wing conspiracy theory. Epps met with
the committee, although no transcript of the testimony has been
released. According to media reports, Epps told the FBI he did not
encourage protester Ryan Samsel to push over the police barrier at the
second breach point on Jan. 6.
Video shows Epps in several places on the Capitol grounds chiding
protesters for violence and urging them to let police officers do
their jobs without interference. One man seemed to be threatening the
police line on the west side of the Capitol when Epps intervened.
“I’d love to [expletive] get it on,” the man said. “I would
have come locked and loaded if I knew this was happening.”
Epps asked the man to move back away from police. “Take a step
back,” he said on video broadcast by Just Another Channel.
“We’re holding ground. We’re not trying to get people hurt. They
don’t want to get hurt, you don’t want to get hurt. Back off.”
Epps was seen on other video footage appearing to assist the crowd as
it passed a massive fabric Trump sign in a metal frame across the west
terrace. A short time later, protesters tried to ram the sign into the
police line. Some defendants have been charged with using the sign as
a deadly weapon, according to federal charging documents.
[Epoch Times Photo][Epoch Times Photo] Eric Clark (R) at the U.S.
Capitol on January 6, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Eric Clark)
The journey to attending the Jan. 6 events was a rough one for Clark.
He spent 25 years addicted to methamphetamine, an addiction that led
to being discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps after two years. He
said he has been sober for four and a half years after finding God,
who led him out of the shackles of addiction.
He said God wanted him to go to Washington D.C. that day.
“I’m convinced of it. And I don’t think—I’m convinced of it.
I have been convinced of it since I got home on January 7. Nobody will
hear what I have to say,” Clark said. “My public defender tells me
I’m lying when I tell him. The FBI acts like it’s no big deal.
“In my heart,” Clark said. “I knew God’s hand was going to
descend on D.C. that day, and he wanted me there and I started looking
for Greyhound bus tickets and lucked into somebody who let me carpool
with them—I didn’t luck into anything. There is no luck. God gave
me somebody to carpool with. And a really nice room to stay in.”
Clark said he is determined to take his Jan. 6 charges to trial, and
if he loses, he will serve the time.
“I’ll sit in solitary confinement some year—ain’t nothing,”
he said. “I deserve that for crimes that I committed as a heroin and
meth addict that I got away with. Not sweating their three years.”
WHO IS RAY EPPS? You may know him as the big guy seen on video the evening of January 5 encouraging pro-Trumpers to invade the Capitol the next day. He’s vigorously denied being a law enforcement operative or informant, but the Epoch Times’ Joseph Hanneman has an exclusive today reporting new evidence that cast doubt on Epps’ denials.
Clear call for violence
And he texted this: "The email request says it all. There was a concern Democrats would abuse the judicial system by prosecuting and jailing Republicans who acted pursuant to their Constitutional or statutory duties under 3 USC 15…”
Investigators believe this is significant because it indicates they had more than enough firepower and protection to enter the classroom before they did.
Officers were growing impatient far sooner: “If there’s kids in there we need to go in there,” one said on body camera video.
Nobody realized that at best renewables would take decades to implement; that it would take trillions to revamp the grid and other infrastructure. That's what's so scary.
Breaking into the Capitol is a great idea… FOR ME TO POOP ON!
disable script if you have that option
you cant pardon those who actually caused violence. it will be on a case by case basis.
the cheating only affects trump. we didnt lose any house seat in 2020. in 2021, we lost both GA senate seats after trump depressed voter turnout over The Big Steal
Illegitimate Biden Regime’s legacy will haunt America for the rest of this century
Bring it on Biden , Bring it on
Biden now officially head of :
THE GROOMER PARTY
I’ve said worse things about my cats, and my cats never empowered Fauci to destroy our economy and put us under house arrest. Saying things is just blowing off steam. If I planned to give half-way helicopter rides to everyone I’ve said need it, I’d have bought a fleet of helicopters by now.
But Liz Cheney is a deluded idiot, and this entire show trial is a Maoist dream, so the chances Trump even said it are less than zero.
Pics or it didn’t happen.
no, that was trump.
but Kevin Clinesmith still not disbarred
Only now the country isn’t listening anymore.
Dr Peter Navarro is a good man ; and one of the best men to serve this country and President Trump
dont give up your guns. you'll need them when the food riots starts.
Powerful federal agencies interfered in a presidential election, on behalf of one candidate against the other. The public needs accountability for that. It won’t get accountability if Durham continues to portray the FBI as a witless dupe, rather than a willing collaborator.
Durham’s other prosecution was of Kevin Clinesmith, an FBI lawyer. Clinesmith falsified information to conceal that Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, whom the FBI portrayed as a Russian spy, had actually been informing the CIA about his Russia contacts. To most of us, that would strongly suggest that the FBI had lost its professional detachment when it came to suspicions about Trump. Yet even here, Durham sees the FBI as the victim: Clinesmith was charged not with defrauding the FISA court on behalf of the FBI, but of lying to the FBI; and he was permitted to plead guilty despite implausibly maintaining that neither he, nor the bureau, intended to deceive anyone.
That is, what makes Russiagate a uniquely dangerous chapter in modern American history is the willful interference by powerful federal agencies in electoral politics. The real collusion was between the Clinton campaign and the Obama-era executive branch — particularly (but by no means exclusively), the FBI.