SEMI-NEWS/SEMI-SATIRE: August 22, 2021 Edition

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Opinion Column by John Semmens
FBI: January 6 Capitol Riot "Not an Insurrection"

The FBI's investigation of the January 6 riot at the Capitol concludes that "it was neither an insurrection nor a coup attempt. There is no evidence that anyone organized the incursion. The absence of firearms among the riot participants negates the theory that this was a planned coup. Coups and insurrections are typically better organized. The insurgents bring guns, take hostages, and seize control of important government agencies. That didn't happen. In fact, the only persons carrying and deploying firearms were the Capitol Police."

These findings sparked bipartisan outrage. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill) complained "the FBI has neglected to do its duty. Everyone knows that Trump told these people to go to the Capitol and stop Joe Biden from being declared president." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) seconded Kinzinger's view and added "the failure of the FBI to come to the expecte
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