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President Trump Requested the National Guard, Pelosi Blocked the Request

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Former President Donald Trump has recently confirmed that he had asked for 10,000 of the National Guard to be deployed at the Capitol prior to the violent riot that took place in January. However, he also said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked this due to the sheer number of troops requested.

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President Trump Requested the National Guard Before the Capitol Attack. Pelosi Blocked the Request

This notion has been cited way back in late January, in a Vanity fair report. On Jan. 5, President Trump said that there need to be 10,000 troops in the Capitol. They needed additional help to ensure security in the area can handle the crowd.

According to the report, the night before the Capitol siege, acting defense secretary Christopher Miller, along with his chief of staff, Kash Patel, were present in the White House. They were talking about an Iran-related matter with then-President Trump.

Eventually, however, their topic changed. As per Miller, Trump asked him about the number of troops the Pentagon was planning to deploy for the next day. To this, Miller responded that they plan to deploy the number of National Guard troops that the district asks for.

Miller Confirms Trump Asked for 10,000 National Guard Troops

According to Miller, when he said this, Trump reportedly stated that they would need 10,000 troops. The president also told him to do what they found necessary. However, Trump emphasized that they would need a large number of National Guard troops to ensure security.

On Sunday, the former president spoke in “The Next Revolution With Steve Hilton,” saying that he concerned about the size of the crowd in Washington a few days before his scheduled rally. He also confirmed to the news outlet that he requested the deployment of 10,000 National Guard troops in response.

However, the Pentagon has a set in place regarding the National Guard’s preparation and deployment for handling riots. Additionally, Trump mentioned that, based on what he understands, his request and warning were sent to Capitol leaders. This includes Speaker Pelosi, who rejected the request, likely due to a large number of troops asked for.

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According to the Washington Post, however, Miller and other senior officials from the Pentagon did not relay the request for 10,000 troops to people outside the Department of Defense. The report added that the Pentagon did not act upon it because they thought they did not need a large number of troops. Instead, the Defense department only mentioned the “possible activation” of 340 troops. This personnel would only help the District government with dealing with traffic.

Additionally, Steven Sund, the former Capitol Police chief gave  Congress a warning. He told them days before the siege that there is a high possibility of a riot happening. He has also requested the deployment of additional troops in the area. Although, Congress security officials kept on rejecting him.

Pelosi Delayed Approval for “Optics”

According to Sund, House Sergeant-at-Arms Paul Irving felt more concerned about the “optics” or the image of what declaring an emergency may bring.

While it is said that the House Sergeant-at-Arms rejected the request, the Daily Caller claims that Irving is only covering to Speaker Pelosi. Sund’s request was only approved after he asked Congress six times. Pelosi gave the approval at 1:43 pm, 7 minutes before the Capitol breach.

Pelosi’s office approved the request way too late. Also, despite this approval, officials from D.C., the Army, and the Capitol still needed to discuss matters. Because of these factors, the National Guard only arrived at past 5 pm.

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7 Comments

  • CWII-BRINGIT says:

    So, the Capitol Riot is the FAULT of Speaker PIGLOSY! IF the 10,000 National Guard had been authorized, there would have been NO Riot!

  • Demrepupps says:

    Good story, to bad it wasn’t true !

  • Anonymous says:

    It’s a great story!! and it is completely true impeach Pelosi

  • anonymous says:

    Impeach Pelosi NOW

  • Roger Sudler SR says:

    THE REPUBLICIANS NEED TO INVESTIGATE PELOSI ON EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED ON JAN 6 AND WHEN FOUND GUILTY PUT HER AND EVERYONE ELSE THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT BEHIND BARS. LET’S BRING THE HEAT ON THEM FOR ONCE AND STOP ALL OF THIS FULLISHINESS IN OUR GOVERNMENT. OUR GOD WILL HAVE IT NO OTHER WAY. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

  • David Earl Taylor says:

    That sounds good. Impeach Pelosi for not allowing the 10,000 National Guard troops. Sounds to me, she knew something was going to happen; And the troops would get in the way. Yes, I say investigate her for a change.

  • Rightofway says:

    Pelosi set Trump up for what we saw unfold before our eyes. The head of the Capitol police force resigned immediately. That told me that he knew his butt was in the wringer and he was reduced to being the fall guy. The Democrats than fabricated this far out story about the “rioters” of Trump supporters trying to overthrow the government, when indeed, Antifa, BLM, and swamp supporters caused the breach of the Capitol. Pelosi should be made to take the oath and testify.

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