FBI Set Aside Investigation Into Child Predator To Focus On Jan. 6

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The Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to its own acknowledgment, became so obsessed with the Capitol mobbing on January 6, 2021, that it abandoned an investigation into child sexual exploitation. Although it appeared close to stopping an alleged child pornographer, agents moved away from the case in order to focus on people who walked into the Capitol Building.

Brogan Welsh, 31, allegedly communicated criminal intent to an undercover FBI agent in December 2020 about assaulting a 9-year-old boy, but the investigation stopped after the Capitol riots.

The Daily Wire reports:

On January 6, 2021, the FBI explicitly chose to abandon a sting on a child pornographer in Virginia who was messaging with an undercover agent about having sex with a nine-year-old boy, opting instead to focus on prosecuting Donald Trump’s supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol. Less than three years later, the FBI discovered the same man living in Alaska where he appears to have been performing sex acts on a 10-year-old boy, according to court documents.

What appears to be a slam-dunk case against a child predator was abruptly abandoned just one month later.

“On January 6, 2021, FBI, Washington Field Office, [decided] this investigation was halted due to events that occurred at the United States Capitol Building that day,” court documents say.

It was as FBI agents worked through the Alaska case that they realized that the bureau’s Washington Field Office had slam-dunk evidence that it had never bothered to do anything with, and added it to charging documents filed November 6, 2023. The Alaska arrest of Welsh was made based on the initial child pornography crime in Virginia, not even his apparent crimes in Alaska.

The disturbing politicization of the FBI Washington Field Office (WFO) and its obsession with January 6 became realized when the Anchorage FBI office carried out a search warrant for another suspected predator’s phone in August 2023.

“The Anchorage FBI executed a search warrant in October and allegedly found Welsh residing with a 10-year-old boy in Alaska, according to the documents. They also found a slew of tiny sex toys, according to The Daily Caller.

“Based on the above information, there is probable cause to believe that Brogan Welsh committed the following offense: Distribution of Child Pornography,” the court documents say.

“In the immediate aftermath of the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, WFO resources were surged to support the FBI’s response and investigation,” the FBI told the outlet. “However, WFO continued to diligently pursue its ongoing investigations. While we can’t speak to the specific circumstances of this case, the FBI takes all crimes against children investigations extremely seriously, and we must follow the facts where they lead and collect enough evidence to pursue prosecution.”

The FBI National Press Office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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