By Reed Cooper. Media: DC Enquirer.
Note: This article may contain commentary reflecting the author’s opinion.
Forty-fifth President and leading 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump reacted to bombshell coverage by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson released on Monday evening of previously never before seen raw footage of the January 6, 2021 protest at the Capitol. Trump demanded the release of the January 6th prisoners and the prosecution of those who covered up the truth.
Carlson, in what Trump has called “one of the biggest scoops as a reporter in U.S. history,” was granted access by Speaker Kevin McCarthy three weeks ago to 41,000 hours of raw footage of the Capitol protest unseen by the public. Carlson’s part one of coverage aired Monday evening and his final part two will air on Tuesday night.
Carlson’s coverage has exposed the Democrat and Republican In Name Only (RINOs) who led the January 6th Committee of cherry-picking footage and even editing some footage to fit their “insurrection” narrative.
“Congratulations to Tucker Carlson on one of the biggest ‘scoops’ as a reporter in U.S. history. The New Surveillance Footage of the January 6th Events sheds an entirely different light on what actually happened,” Trump reacted in a post on Monday afternoon on his successful social media platform, Truth Social.
“The Unselect Committee was a giant SCAM, and has now unequivocally been stamped as CRIMINAL FABRICATORS OF THIS MOST IMPORTANT DAY. Pelosi & McConnell failed on security. The Police story is sad and difficult to watch. ‘Trump’ and most others are totally innocent, LET THEM GO FREE, NOW,” Trump continued.
“Great courage shown by Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy in releasing the surveillance footage to Tucker Carlson so that our Country, and indeed the World, can see what really went on during the January 6th events,” Trump added.
“A whole new, and completely opposite, picture has now been indelibly painted. The Unselect Committee LIED, and should be prosecuted for their actions. Nancy & Mitch were a disaster on Security. Thank you Kevin and Tucker. FREE AT LAST!!!” Trump wrote.
“LET THE JANUARY 6 PRISONERS GO. THEY WERE CONVICTED, OR ARE AWAITING TRIAL, BASED ON A GIANT LIE, A RADICAL LEFT CON JOB. THANK YOU TO TUCKER CARLSON AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE KEVIN McCARTHY FOR WHAT YOU BOTH HAVE DONE. NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE IS IRREFUTABLE,” Trump added in a post on Tuesday.
“Tucker Carlson is 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.” Trump urged.
Carlson reported that, while a small number of people were violent, the vast majority of people who made it into the Capital were peaceful and assisted by Capitol Police.
Carlson’s footage has exposed the mainstream media’s claims of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick being murdered by being struck with a fire extinguisher as false. The footage reveals Sicknick “continued to perform his duties ‘vigorously’ even after being confronted by the mob outside the Capitol,” according to Breitbart.
That’s not all, either. Carlson also debunked claims that Sen. Josh Hawley ran away from the Capital in fear.
Trump has long promised to pardon the January 6th political prisoners convicted of offenses in the January 6, 2021 protest.
“If I run and if I win, we will treat those people from January 6th fairly,” Trump said at a rally in Texas in January 2022. “And if it requires pardons, we will give them pardons because they are being treated so unfairly.”