The Jan 6th narrative is unraveling.
Col. Earl Matthews, a former high-level Pentagon official authored a 36-page report accusing Army leaders of perjuring themselves before Congress.
A former member of the D.C. National Guard has accused two Army leaders of perjuring themselves before Congress in an attempt to rewrite the history of the military’s response to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
Col. Earl Matthews, a high-level Pentagon official during the Trump administration, has authored a 36-page report criticizing the Pentagon’s inspector general for what he believes is an error-riddled account created in order to protect a top Army official who argued against sending the National Guard to the Capitol, according to Politico.
In the memo, Matthews calls Gen. Charles Flynn and Lt. Gen. Walter Piatt “absolute and unmitigated liars” for their description of the events of Jan. 6. On the day of the riot, Matthews was serving as the top attorney for Maj. Gen. William Walker, then the commanding general of the D.C. National Guard. Walker is now the House sergeant at arms.
The memo argues that Flynn and Piatt’s testimonies to Congress were “replete with factual inaccuracies” and that the Army has attempted to create its own revisionist version of the events of the day that are “worthy of the best Stalinist or North Korea propagandist.”
On Jan. 6, Matthews was serving as the top attorney to Maj. Gen. William Walker, then commanding general of the D.C. National Guard. Matthews’ memo defends the Capitol attack response by Walker, who now serves as the House sergeant at arms, amplifying Walker’s previous congressional testimony about the hourslong delay in the military’s order for the D.C. National Guard to deploy to the riot scene.
“Every leader in the D.C. Guard wanted to respond and knew they could respond to the riot at the seat of government” before they were given clearance to do so on Jan. 6, Matthews’ memo reads. Instead, he said, D.C. guard officials “set [sic] stunned watching in the Armory” during the first hours of the attack on Congress during its certification of the 2020 election results.
Matthews’ memo levels major accusations: that Flynn and Piatt lied to Congressabout their response to pleas for the D.C. Guard to quickly be deployed on Jan. 6; that the Pentagon inspector general’s November report on Army leadership’s response to the attack was “replete with factual inaccuracies”;and that the Army has created its own closely held revisionist document about the Capitol riot that’s “worthy of the best Stalinist or North Korea propagandist.”
So, the national guard could have responded earlier but didn’t.
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