So Dong Zhuo composed something like this：
“Thy servant knows that the continual
rebellions owe their origin to Zhang Rang and
the Regular Attendants of the Inner Bureau,
who act counter to all recognized precepts.
Now to stop the ebullition of a pot the best way is to
withdraw the fire； to cut out an abscess, though painful,
is better than to nourish the evil. I have dared undertake a
military advance on the capital, with thy
permission, and now pray that Zhang Rang and the
other eunuchs be removed for the happiness of the dynasty and of the empire.”
He Jin read this memorial and showed it to his partisans.
then said Minister Zheng Tai, “A fierce wild beast：
If he comes, his prey will be humans！”
He Jin replied, “You are too timorous：
You are unequal to GREat schemes.”
But Lu Zhi also said, “Long have I known this man.
In appearance innocent, he is a very wolf at heart. Let him in,
and calamity enters with him. Stop him, do not let him come,
and thus will you avoid upheaval.”
He Jin was obstinate, and both Zheng Tai and Lu Zhi gave up
their posts and retired, as did more than half the ministers of state,
while He Jin sent a warm welcome to Dong Zhuo,
who soon camped at Shengchi Lake and stationed there without further action.
Zhang Rang and the eunuchs knew this
move was directed against them and said,
“This is He Jin’s plot. If we do not strike first,
our whole clans shall be exterminated.”
So they hid a band of fifty armed ruffians
at the Gate of Grand Virtue in the Palace of
Happiness, where the Empress lived, then they went in to see her.