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Former DEA Agent Tells Tucker He Was Invited by FBI Informant to Capitol on Jan. 6 and Pressured to Enter

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A now-former DEA agent who attended the peaceful rally in Washington on Jan. 6, but never entered the Capitol building, is facing serious prison time for being there that day, and he told Fox News on Thursday he was only there because someone associated with the FBI invited him.

With what we’ve learned in recent weeks, it wouldn’t at all seem out of order for the FBI to entrap an American citizen — even a DEA agent. The bureau is now accused of leading the alleged plot to kidnap Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last year.

It appears as though that entire plot might have been little more than a case of entrapment, and such schemes might only be the tip of the iceberg.

According to military combat veteran and recently fired DEA agent Mark Ibrahim, he is facing major charges for being outside of the Capitol on Jan. 6, where he destroyed no property, hurt no one and stayed out of the building while others breached it.

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Ibrahim told Fox News host Tucker Carlson he was in Washington on Jan. 6 to keep the peace after having been invited to travel that day by someone with the FBI.

Ibrahim is facing 15 years in prison and has lost his job with the federal government, as he stands accused of breaking 40 U.S. Code 5104, which makes it a felony to “step on or climb on any statue, seat, wall, fountain or other architectural feature or any tree, shrub, plant, or turf” on the Capitol grounds.

Ibrahim told Carlson he did nothing but stand around with his government-issued sidearm with his fellow federal agent brother and attempted to keep peace outside. Asked by Carlson if he was invited to the constitutionally protected protest outside by an FBI informant, his answer was terrifying.

“I think [the FBI informant] asked me to go with him to protect him and I think he was there to document. Both him and I were seeking to protect the public that day. We went there with the intention of seeking those who wish to do our government harm, to stop them and to protect those who peacefully protest,” Ibrahim said.

“The FBI knew he was there. Now, he says he was not working at their direction, but he concedes they knew he was there and we’ll let our viewers reach their own conclusions on the basis of that,” Carlson said. “Do you believe there were many other people in the crowd that day who had been in contact with the FBI as the man you were with had been?”

“Not that I’ve seen, but again, I went there with the intention to protect the public. Both me and my brother went there with the intention to protect the public,” he responded.

Ibrahim, who comes off as extremely credible, said that he was arrested after the building incursion and fired from his job. He also said he was encouraged to enter the Capitol by his FBI friend, but declined.

Carlson asked Ibrahim if he believes his arrest and prosecution are part of the Biden administration’s witch hunt against conservative Americans.

“I don’t know. You know, I love my country and I love my freedom, and for the first time in my life I’ve had my freedom taken away from me,” he said. “And you know, I was in jail this week and while I was in jail, I had a lot of time to think and it’s just very sad.”

“But what I was going through isn’t — doesn’t even compare to what my Cuban brothers and sisters have been going through in Cuba,” Ibrahim said. “Sixty years of oppression and so, I just — you know it’s just sad that we’re fighting.”

The man, who has served his country for decades, said he went to the Capitol to stop crimes. Sadly, he’s now an accused criminal. Ibrahim faces 15 years in prison for something it appears he did not do, and he was only there, per him, because a person working with the FBI invited him to come.

It’s certainly becoming more difficult to argue that our country’s federal law enforcement agencies are not engaging in a partisan witch hunt against only some Americans. Those same agencies do not seem intent to find those who burned, killed and looted in cities across the country for all of last summer — even in Washington, D.C.

Do you believe the FBI and other agencies were involved in planning the Capitol incursion?

It appears as though those politicized agencies might actually be setting up Americans to take the fall for plots and activities which they in fact organized and promoted. Just how involved was the FBI in what happened on Jan. 6?

The most terrifying part of all of this is that Democrats have only been in power for six months. What can they do with their political enemies with another three years — or potentially longer?

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Deadly Earthquake Hits Greece, Shocking Footage Caught on Camera

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People on the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island, were jolted by a large earthquake that rumbled through on Monday at 9:17 a.m.

The epicenter of the earthquake was traced to 14 miles northwest of Arvi, a seaside village on the southeastern side of Crete, six miles deep.

Gerasimos Papadopoulos, a seismologist, said the area had been experiencing more activity than usual, and the quake was not wholly unexpected.



“This is not an event that occurred without warning,” Papadopoulos told Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, according to the BBC.

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“We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas.”



The Athens Geodynamic Institute registered it at a magnitude of 5.8, though the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre first reported it coming in at 6.5 and the United States Geological Survey said it registered as a 6.0.

One man was killed and at least nine people were injured. Many buildings — especially older ones — have experienced serious structural damage, and many streets are lined with rubble.



The man who died was working on renovating the dome of a chapel in Arkalochori, south of Heraklion, according to CNN. He was found unconscious after the church collapsed and was pronounced dead.

Since the quake, many have shared videos of the moment the earthquake hit. Security cameras show the damage as it happened, and people have been sharing their accounts of the event.

“Glasses started smashing so we ran outside by the pool,” Millie Mackay, who was on vacation from Britain with her 9-year-old daughter, told the BBC.

“There the bosses guided us to a place of safety … [The manager] was then calling out room numbers and checking if everyone was out and OK.”

“Fortunately, our home was not too badly damaged,” Evangelia Christaki, a local, said. “But the authorities have told us to stay outdoors over the next hours. In any case, we are so scared.”

Officials said that schools were closed down and 2,500 tents have been set up for those displaced, and government minister Christos Stylianidis has declared a state of emergency.

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People on the island of Crete, Greece’s largest island, were jolted by a large earthquake that rumbled through on Monday at 9:17 a.m. The epicenter of the earthquake was traced to 14 miles northwest of Arvi, a seaside village on the southeastern side of Crete, six miles deep. Gerasimos Papadopoulos, a seismologist, said the area had been experiencing more activity than usual, and the quake was not wholly unexpected. https://youtu.be/O70iUM-FXZ0 “This is not an event that occurred without warning,” Papadopoulos told Greece’s state broadcaster ERT, according to the BBC. “We have seen activity in this region for several months. This was a strong earthquake, it was not under sea but under land and affecting populated areas.” https://youtu.be/tJuT4HmDWC8 The Athens Geodynamic Institute registered it at a magnitude of 5.8, though the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre first reported it coming in at 6.5 and the United States Geological Survey said it registered as a 6.0. One man was killed and at least nine people were injured. Many buildings — especially older ones — have experienced serious structural damage, and many streets are lined with rubble. The man who died was working on renovating the dome of a chapel in Arkalochori, south of Heraklion, according to CNN. He was found unconscious after the church collapsed and was pronounced dead. Since the quake, many have shared videos of the moment the earthquake hit. Security cameras show the damage as it happened, and people have been sharing their accounts of the event. Συνεχείς μετασεισμοί στο Ηράκλειο ο κόσμος είναι στους δρόμους και τα παρκα , η ανησυχία και ο φόβος είναι τα μόνα συναισθήματα που κυριαρχούν Δείτε πως κουνιέται η προσοψη του μαγαζιού μου Αυτός ήταν ο φοβερός #σεισμος 5,8 που κράτησε 25 δευτερόλεπτα pic.twitter.com/ybofqZmcRT — Μανόλης della Creta (@baxebanis)…

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'SNL' Embraces Far Left, Hires Avowed Socialist Who Aggressively Campaigns to 'Abolish the Police'

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Season 47 of the popular comedy and satire show “Saturday Night Live” will feature some new faces, including an avowed socialist.

As the show’s producers prepare for the Oct. 2 premiere of its next season, SNL’s official Twitter account announced Monday that three new faces will be joining the cast: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman.

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Among the trio, Sherman is known to be an active socialist. Known on the internet by the pseudonym “Sarah Squirm,” she is an artist and comedian who was featured in Vulture magazine’s “2018 list of Comedians You Should and Will Know.”

In a July report by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the democratic socialists in the film industry, Sherman was cited as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

According to its website, the organization believes in “Bringing Socialism from the Margins to the Mainstream.” As of 2017, according to Philadelphia Magazine, DSA is the “largest socialist group in the nation.”

The group has chapters across the country and backs Democratic policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, according to its website. The DSA also has a youth wing called Young Democratic Socialists of America.

The organization is not a political party in itself. However, some of its members have held office, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York.

In addition to being part of an openly socialist organization, Sherman has expressed radical leftist opinions on her social media and has carried out activism on her profile, such as sharing information about fundraisers and calling for defunding the police.

“DEFUND THE POLICE @MayorOfLA!! put your money where your snout is,” she tweeted last year.

“[I’m] high on weed for the first time in two years and all i can say is …. abolish the police, my b****,” she wrote in another tweet.

The addition of Sherman to SNL is one new addition to a growing number of leftists in influential places in Hollywood.

The TV show allows radical leftists to join its cast while it has fired a comedian in the past for making politically incorrect jokes.

Shane Gillis was hired and then fired in 2019 after clippings of him making what was considered to be politically incorrect comments came to light.

“Chinatown’s f***ing nuts” Gillis was heard saying, followed by “let the f***ing ch**ks live there,” CNN reported.

“We want ‘SNL’ to have a variety of voices and points of view within the show, and we hired Shane on the strength of his talent as comedian and his impressive audition for ‘SNL.’ We were not aware of his prior remarks that have surfaced over the past few days. The language he used is offensive, hurtful and unacceptable. We are sorry that we did not see these clips earlier, and that our vetting process was not up to our standard,” SNL said in a statement.

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Season 47 of the popular comedy and satire show “Saturday Night Live” will feature some new faces, including an avowed socialist. As the show’s producers prepare for the Oct. 2 premiere of its next season, SNL’s official Twitter account announced Monday that three new faces will be joining the cast: Aristotle Athari, James Austin Johnson and Sarah Sherman. Welcome to the cast! Aristotle Athari James Austin Johnson Sarah Sherman pic.twitter.com/n36tKsxhRE — SNL is back October 2! (@nbcsnl) September 27, 2021 Among the trio, Sherman is known to be an active socialist. Known on the internet by the pseudonym “Sarah Squirm,” she is an artist and comedian who was featured in Vulture magazine’s “2018 list of Comedians You Should and Will Know.” Chatted comedy, art, #HelltrapNightmare & gross rebellion w/ the great Sarah Sherman 4 @RebelliousMag! Check it out> https://t.co/GK86RQkRnT pic.twitter.com/riiA08IgrM — Laurie (@Lauriefanelli) August 7, 2017 In a July report by The Hollywood Reporter discussing the democratic socialists in the film industry, Sherman was cited as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America. According to its website, the organization believes in “Bringing Socialism from the Margins to the Mainstream.” As of 2017, according to Philadelphia Magazine, DSA is the “largest socialist group in the nation.” The group has chapters across the country and backs Democratic policies such as the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, according to its website. The DSA also has a youth wing called Young Democratic Socialists of America. The organization is not a political party in itself. However, some of its members have held office, such as Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. In addition to being part of an openly socialist organization, Sherman has expressed radical leftist opinions on her social media and has carried out activism on her profile, such as…

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