What Is the January 6 Commission Avoiding?
Sept. 24, 2021 (EIRNS)—Missing from the flurry of subpoenas and records preservation requests issued by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6, 2021 events, is any mention of one of the people most central to the events of that day—a man whose communications with others are used as the basis for charging them with conspiracy—a man whose phone was searched in order to gain evidence with which to prosecute those he was in contact with—yet a man who has not been investigated or indicted by law enforcement, or subpoenaed by the January 6 commission. That man, Stewart Rhodes, served as the leader of the Oath Keepers.
Although Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), who chairs the commission, saw fit to file a personal lawsuit in February against Trump, Giuliani, the Proud Boys, and the Oath Keepers (with “Attn: Stewart Rhodes” on the legal complaint), Rep. Thompson now appears to be studiously avoiding any investigation of Rhodes.
As EIR has covered in the past, Rhodes is the unindicted “Person One” appearing in many of the hundreds of indictments issued regarding January 6. As “Person One,” Rhodes organized supporters to “come to South Side of Capitol on steps” and coordinated activity of people who did enter the Capitol (although he remained outside).
In the aftermath of the alleged kidnapping plot against Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, it was revealed that a dozen of the conspirators in the plot were FBI agents or sources, and that the entire plot would likely never have arisen without FBI coaxing.
Is Stewart Rhodes an asset of the FBI or similar intelligence agency? That would certainly explain the lack of interest in pursuing him, despite his central role in events that have been hyperbolically likened to Pearl Harbor, the Civil War, or 9/11.