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Speaker Nancy Pelosi

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The Secret Service knew about a threat to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi days ahead of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol—but didn’t pass the information along to the United States Capitol Police until the attack was already underway, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington reports.

“January 6 starts #1776 all over again…Fight for EVERYTHING,” a Parler user not named by CREW posted on December 31, 2020, in a post discovered by the Secret Service on Jan. 4, 2021. That line was accompanied by an “enemies” list with Pelosi’s name on it.

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Jesse Watters
Jesse Watters

Fox News personalities are now dishonestly engaging in rhetorical whataboutism in response to threats against federal law enforcement from supporters of former President Donald Trump after the FBI searched his Mar-a-Lago resort. In their fictional retelling, the Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland has taken a hard line against Trump and his supporters, yet has done nothing to protect right-wing Supreme Court justices such as Trump-nominated Justice Brett Kavanaugh who have also received violent threats.

In fact, when an armed suspect was arrested outside Kavanaugh’s home in early June for allegedly threatening to kill him, Garland strongly condemned threats of violence against the justices and described the measures that the Justice Department has taken to protect them.

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