Tucker Carlson: was the “insurrection” a setup?



TUCKER CARLSON: You keep hearing Democrats say we need to find out exactly what happened on January 6, and we strongly agree with that.

At a recent hearing in Congress, Thomas Massie of Kentucky confronted our highly partisan Attorney General Merrick Garland with this footage of a man called Ray Epps who is from Arizona. Epps was in Washington the night before January 5th. He was encouraging Trump supporters to enter the Capitol Building illegally and said it numerous times. In this clip, some people in the crowd immediately decided this guy must be working for the federal government…

So here’s s a guy telling Trump supporters they need to break the law and go into the Capital. That’s a real video and they say no, then they accuse him of being an undercover federal agent. So that’s pretty interesting. That guy was on tape encouraging people to break the law, organizing what happened that day. Has he been indicted? Where is he? Rep. Massie asked the attorney general about that and the attorney general refused to answer. Also pointedly refused to say how many federal operatives were there in the crowd that day on January 6.

REP. THOMAS MASSIE: As far as we can determine, the individual who was saying he’ll probably go to jail, he’ll probably be arrested, but they need to go into the Capitol the next day, is then the next day directing people to the Capitol, and as far as we can find, this individual has not been charged with anything.

You said this was one of the most sweeping investigations in history. Have you seen that video or those frames from that video?

ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND: So, as I’ve said at the outset, one of the norms of the Justice Department is to not comment on impending ongoing investigations and not comment about particular scenes or particular individuals…

THOMAS MASSIE: Can you tell us without talking about particular videos how many agents or assets of the government were present on January 6th? Whether they agitated to go into the Capitol? And if any of them did?

MERRICK GARLAND: I’m not going to violate this norm of the rule of law. I’m not going to comment on an investigation that’s ongoing.

TUCKER CARLSON: Doesn’t want to violate the rule of law, says the guy who just called angry parents terrorists. And of course, the DOJ leaks all the time the details of tons of different investigations that are politically useful to them.

To be totally clear: We don’t know whether this guy was working at the federal government, we haven’t talked to him. We can only show you the video from that day, but we do know it doesn’t seem like he has been punished for this, if you’re looking for people who organized that day, maybe you should talk to him. Has he been indicted? Not that we know of. We haven’t seen any evidence that he has been.

A new piece in Revolver News notes that the FBI removed a photo of Ray Epps from its most wanted page this summer, right after Revolver News reported on the story.