January 6 Commission’s case has fallen apart before it began
In an about face, the January 6 congressional commission acknowledged they made false accusations against former New York City Police Commission Bernard Kerik yesterday after evidence rebutting the premise of his involvement in the Capital riots were released. A congressional subpoena issued to Kerik this month claim the committee had “credible evidence” Kerik had attended a meeting on January 5, 2021, the day before the alleged Capital riots, to discuss how to overturn the November 2020 election.
Committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) noted mistakes were made in a letter accompanying the subpoena to Kerik’s whereabouts citing two sources as “credible evidence”: Washington Post newspaper and Bob Woodward’s book ‘Peril’. Both sources have confirmed to Just The News that that is not true. Bob Woodward’s 482 page book never mentioned Kerik once. The Washington Post articles cited in the subpoena also did not mention Kerik’s involvement in such meetings. According to Kerik’s toll and phone records, he was in New York City dealing with a family emergency on January 5, 2021.
This opens up a can of worms for the Democrat-led committee whose creditability is already on the line. House Intelligence committee chair Adam Schiff (D-CA), who is also instrumental on the January 6 committee, helped spread the Russian disinformation campaign in 2017 for reading on congressional record a dossier produced by Christopher Steele that has since been debunked.
“We knew from the time that we received the subpoena that this was a false allegation, as Mr. Kerik never participated in any such meeting,” said attorneys for Kerik.