US Capitol Police Under Investigation for Spying on Lawmakers

 

The politicization of Federal Law Enforcement continues.

According to the Politico article, USCP analysts had been directed by Julie Farnam, the acting director of USCP’s Intelligence and Interagency Coordination Division, to “run ‘background checks on people whom lawmakers planned to meet, including donors and associates.”

“When staff were listed as attending these meetings, Capitol Police intelligence analysts also got asked to check the social media accounts of the staffers,” the Politico article alleged.

Specifically, the USCP has been spying on Republican members of Congress.

In November 2021, a USCP officer entered the congressional office of Rep. Troy Nehls, R-Tex., and took a photo of a whiteboard in Nehls’ legislative office detailing various legislative plans being considered by Nehls and his staff.

The question is on whose behalf are the Capitol Police gathering intelligence, and the obvious answer would be a taut-faced old lady with eyebrows four inches above her eyes.

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  1. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    I guess they were too busy spying on Republicans to protect the building January 6th . . .

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  2. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
    Bryan G. Stephens
    @BryanGStephens

    It is amazing the lack of outrage expressed on the right about this sort of thing. 

     

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  3. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    Stad (View Comment):

    I guess they were too busy spying on Republicans to protect the building January 6th . . .

    The Capitol Police are using January 6th as an excuse to justify the surveillance of lawmakers. “Let’s run background checks on the people Republicans are meeting with, so we can root out any subversives. And if any of this information should somehow leak out during a campaign… well, them’s the breaks. (Wink. Wink.)” 

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  4. James Salerno Coolidge
    James Salerno
    @JamesSalerno

    Whatever happened to that plan to get a Capitol Police presence in other states?

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  5. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    James Salerno (View Comment):

    Whatever happened to that plan to get a Capitol Police presence in other states?

    Hopefully that idea died a slow and painful death . . .

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  6. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    In a sane world, this would be a huge political scandal. But the Democrats and their media allies have convinced the left part of America that all Republicans are insurrectionists, so don’t look for a massive public outcry against these actions.

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  7. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):

    James Salerno (View Comment):

    Whatever happened to that plan to get a Capitol Police presence in other states?

    Hopefully that idea died a slow and painful death . . .

    I wish. They are quietly building a national police force who are answerable to Nancy Pelosi. If that doesn’t  scare you…

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  8. Victor Tango Kilo Member
    Victor Tango Kilo
    @VtheK

    Douglas Pratt (View Comment):
    I wish. They are quietly building a national police force who are answerable to Nancy Pelosi. If that doesn’t  scare you…

    Liz Cheney told me that Democracy itself was at stake if we don’t. 

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  9. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    James Salerno (View Comment):

    Whatever happened to that plan to get a Capitol Police presence in other states?

    Assign a 12 member detachment in every Congressional district and a force of 24 in each state capitol as a minimum.  

     

    The world's 7 goofiest-looking military uniforms - We Are The Mighty

    Of course greater attention must be paid to the gods of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion or to Moloch, whichever seems to be the most threatening at the time.  

    Moloch - Wikipedia

     

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  10. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
    GlennAmurgis
    @GlennAmurgis

    The permanent bureaucracy up to it’s old tricks – It never seems to investigate the likes of Hunter Biden or Chris Heinz. 

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  11. TheRightNurse Member
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    GlennAmurgis (View Comment):

    The permanent bureaucracy up to it’s old tricks – It never seems to investigate the likes of Hunter Biden or Chris Heinz.

    Of course not.

    Our elites are just that.

    …also Epstein didn’t kill himself.

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  12. DrewInWisconsin, Oaf Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf
    @DrewInWisconsin

    The interesting part of this is that the Capitol police who entered Rep. Troy Nehls office and snapped pictures were mysteriously dressed as construction workers.

    If this was legit, why the disguise?

    I can answer that.

    It wasn’t legit. Hence the disguise.

    Subpoena Nancy Pelosi and force her to answer questions. They’re under her command.

     

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  13. TheRightNurse Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oaf (View Comment):

    The interesting part of this is that the Capitol police who entered Rep. Troy Nehls office and snapped pictures were mysteriously dressed as construction workers.

    If this was legit, why the disguise?

    I can answer that.

    It wasn’t legit. Hence the disguise.

    Subpoena Nancy Pelosi and force her to answer questions. They’re under her command.

     

    Oh honey, we know what the Democrats do with subpoenas.

    Just look at Eric Holder re: Fast and Furious.  Who cares?  But Republicans are law-breaking maniacs so… I’m sure nothing will happen.

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  14. SteveSc Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    It is amazing the lack of outrage expressed on the right about this sort of thing.

     

    Do you think perhaps that no one is surprised at all and just going on with their lives?

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  15. Gary Robbins Member
    Gary Robbins
    @GaryRobbins

    This is what the Capitol Police said in an article from the Texas Tribune at https://www.texastribune.org/2022/02/08/troy-nehls-investigation-capitol-police/:

    “Capitol police later issued a public statement that said Nehls is not under investigation and the search was routine procedure because his office was found open.

    “‘If a Member’s office is left open and unsecured, without anyone inside the office, USCP officers are directed to document that and secure the office to ensure nobody can wander in and steal or do anything else nefarious,’ Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger said in a statement.

    “‘No case investigation was ever initiated or conducted into the Representative or his staff,’ Manger said.”

    Perhaps a retraction of this post would be appropriate?

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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
    DrewInWisconsin, Oik
    @DrewInWisconsin

    The Capitol Police investigated the Capitol Police and determined that the Capitol Police did nothing wrong.

    Sure, pull the other one.

    Still no explanation as to why the officers were dressed as construction workers.

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  17. Paul Stinchfield Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Capitol Police investigated the Capitol Police and determined that the Capitol Police did nothing wrong.

    Sure, pull the other one.

    Still no explanation as to why the officers were dressed as construction workers.

    Perhaps if they had been dressed as plumbers….

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  18. DrewInWisconsin, Oik Member
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    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Capitol Police investigated the Capitol Police and determined that the Capitol Police did nothing wrong.

    Sure, pull the other one.

    Still no explanation as to why the officers were dressed as construction workers.

    Perhaps if they had been dressed as plumbers….

    Or maybe an Indian Chief, and a Cowboy, . . . they could claim they were headed to a concert.

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  19. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    @DaveSchmidt

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    Paul Stinchfield (View Comment):

    DrewInWisconsin, Oik (View Comment):

    The Capitol Police investigated the Capitol Police and determined that the Capitol Police did nothing wrong.

    Sure, pull the other one.

    Still no explanation as to why the officers were dressed as construction workers.

    Perhaps if they had been dressed as plumbers….

    Or maybe an Indian Chief, and a Cowboy, . . . they could claim they were headed to a concert.

    Mayor Pete would join the band.  

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  20. philo Member
    philo
    @philo

    “Perhaps a retraction of this post would be appropriate?”

    Incredibly rich coming from someone who should “perhaps” retract his entire on-line persona of the last five years. 

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