In a reaction to Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s release of previously suppressed January 6 footage on Monday night’s episode of “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” 45th President Donald Trump called for the prosecution of congressional January 6 Committee members for “their lies and, quite frankly, TREASON!”
The once-hidden security footage from the grounds of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6 released by the Fox News host purportedly shows U.S. Capitol Police officers nonchalantly escorting Jacob Chansley, the “QAnon Shaman,” around the Capitol complex and into the Senate chamber, Valiant News reported.
“Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape,” said Carlson of the footage. “The tapes show the Capitol Police never stopped Jacob Chansley. They helped him. They acted as his tour guides.”
Virtually no one in Washington, Republican or Democrat, wanted to see this tape released tonight. pic.twitter.com/YfpvaIZTbn
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 7, 2023
After ostensibly viewing Carlson’s show last night, the 45th President took to his social media platform to decry the actions taken by the partisan January 6 Committee and described the ordeal as a treasonous Democrat con.
“LET THE JANUARY 6 PRISONERS GO. THEY WERE CONVICTED, OR ARE AWAITING TRIAL, BASED ON A GIANT LIE, A RADICAL LEFT CON JOB,” the former president wrote. “THANK YOU TO TUCKER CARLSON AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE KEVIN McCARTHY FOR WHAT YOU BOTH HAVE DONE. NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE IS IRREFUTABLE!!!”
As even more footage is set to be released by Carlson tonight, President Trump slammed the committee for suppressing the footage and called for its members, including Republican Reps. Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Democrat Reps. Bennie Johnson, Jamie Raskin, Adam Schiff, to be dealt with criminal charges.
“Tucker Carlson a MUST WATCH tonight. Releasing more VIDEO which was ‘HIDDEN BY THE CROOKED J 6 UNSELECT COMMITTEE.’ They should be prosecuted for their lies and, quite frankly, TREASON!” the former president wrote in a separate Truth Social post.
Last night, Carlson said that federal assets may have been acting as agent provocateurs covertly inciting violence among members of the protesting crowd.
“For more than two years, we have wondered why some in the crowd that day who seemed to be inciting violence were never indicted for it. We assumed these were federal agents of some sort. We still assume that,” Carlson said on his show prior to releasing the tapes.
“In fact, there were many examples of behavior that we saw in those tapes that didn’t seem to make sense. Men in civilian clothes holding doors open for protestors, escorting others through the Capitol, ecettera. We would love to know who those people were.”
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