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WATCH: Tucker Carlson Releases New January 6th Footage. Raises All Sorts of Questions

Tucker Carlson of Fox News unveiled new security footage from the January 6th brawl, which strangely shows two Capitol police officers escorting Jacob Chansley, aka the “QAnon Shaman,” across the building.

Carlson revealed the video after being granted exclusive access to 40,000 hours of film from that day by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).

“Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape,” Carlson remarked during the episode. “The videos indicate that the Capitol police never detained Jacob Chansley. They assisted him. They were his tour guides.” (…)“Not one of them even tried to slow him down,” Carlson continued, before suggesting that Chansley “understood that the Capitol police were his allies.” (…) “If he was in the act of committing such a grave crime, why didn’t the officers standing right next to him place him under arrest?” 


Chansley, one of the day’s most well-known figures in the January 6th riots, pled guilty to impeding an official procedure and was sentenced to 41 months in jail.

Carlson also published video of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick, which he claims was shot “after he was allegedly slain by the crowd outside.”

The New York Times reported shortly after the riots that Sicknick was murdered after rioters hit him in the head with a fire extinguisher. The outlet eventually withdrew the article when an autopsy revealed that he died the next day from a stroke.

On April 19, 2021, the United States Capitol Police issued a statement stating that the District of Columbia’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner found that Sicknick “died of natural causes.”

Ray Epps Lies About January 6th

Carlson also claimed that video evidence suggests Ray Epps, whose attendance at the Capitol disturbance has raised issues, lied under oath when he told investigators he was at his hotel when he texted his nephew that he “orchestrated” the Capitol riots.

“The surveillance footage we found shows that, in fact, Ray Epps remained at the Capitol for at least another half an hour,” Carlson said. “What was Epps doing there? We can’t say. But we do know that he lied to investigators.”

Carlson released the film after being allowed access to the cache of surveillance recordings by Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), sparking uproar from Democrats and media pundits concerned that the tapes may jeopardize Capitol security protocols.

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