(Republicaninformer.com)- During the pay period of the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, FBI agents worked roughly 16,000 more hours than during the 2020 D.C. riots, according to Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) documents acquired by The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project.
Whistleblowers claim that FBI agents were reassigned from high-priority felony cases to focus almost exclusively on January 6 misdemeanors.
The project shows that from the pay period of January 4, 2021, to January 17, 2021, when the Capitol riot involving people opposed to Congress certifying the 2020 presidential election took place, agents in the D.C. field office logged a total of 86,262 hours of labor, according to payroll records.
Contrarily, payroll records reveal that FBI agents worked a total of 70,367 hours between the May 25, 2020 – June 7, 2020 pay cycle, when BLM (Black Lives Matter) and Antifa rioting were happening in the District of Columbia (DC).
According to the director of the Heritage Oversight Project, Mike Howell, these records belong to the American people.
In 2020, Lafayette Square rioters assembled outside the White House and burned St. John’s Episcopal Church. The Secret Service moved then-President Trump and others into the White House bunker as gunfire erupted outside.
More than 150 local and federal law enforcement personnel were hurt during the initial week of the 2020 riots in DC. At least 19 people were killed, and over $2 billion in infrastructure was damaged, according to media accounts.
Several violent incidents between police and protestors, resulting in significant injuries on both sides, have occurred over the previous two weeks, adding to the 19 confirmed deaths.
Many protesters have been critically hurt due to the use of physical violence and nonlethal weapons, whereas many law enforcement personnel have been injured due to gunfire, stabbings, and items being hurled at them. The vast majority of protest-related fatalities involve young black men.