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Fox News host Tucker Carlson dropped big news after receiving over 44,000 hours of footage from January 6th. Democrats were keeping the footage hidden from Americans for years.
Once Republicans regained power in the House, Speaker Kevin McCarthy started the process of releasing the footage.
Carlson says his team has taken a deep dive into the footage and it contradicts the story that has been told by Democrats for the past two years. WATCH:
JUST IN: Fox News' Tucker Carlson vows to release exclusive January 6th video footage next week.
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“They are lying, and we know that because we’ve been looking at the tape,” Carlson said. “We’re going to bring you information on the tape and some of it next week, and we think it’s going to be really really interesting.”
Carlson argues there was never any legitimate reason for this footage to remain secret and hidden from Americans.
“We think people, in a democracy, should be allowed to see what their government is doing, and get as much evidence as they can,” Carlson added.
Excerpts from the footage will be aired on Fox News in the coming weeks.
Former Fox News host Chris Wallace notorious quit the network after being particularly triggered by Tucker Carlson’s documentary “Patriot Purge,” which questioned whether the Jan. 6 Capitol riot was a “false flag” operation intended to demonize conservatives.
During a congressional hearing, Republican Senator Ted Cruz explored this same issue by questioning a top FBI official who refused to answer simple questions.
“How many FBI agents or confidential informants actively participated in the events of Jan. 6?” Cruz asked.
After FBI Assistant Executive Director Jill Sanborn refused to answer, Cruz asked a broader question, “Did any FBI agents or confidential informants actively participate in the events of Jan. 6? Yes or no.”
“Sir, I can’t answer that,” replied Sanborn. Then Cruz asked about Ray Epps, who many people claim is an FBI informant present who was present on Jan. 6.
“Ms. Sanborn, was Ray Epps a fed?” Cruz asked. Again, she refused to answer. Cruz proceeded to show photographs of Epps allegedly whispering to some protesters, who then proceeded to tear down a barricade around the Capitol.
Epps was also captured on video with a crowd in Washington, D.C. on the night prior to January 6, claiming that “Tomorrow, we need to get into the Capitol! Into the Capitol!” People yelled back, “No!” Folks even started chanting, “Fed, Fed, Fed!”
Cruz asked, “Did any FBI agents or confidential informants commit crimes of violence on Jan. 6?”
“Sir, I can’t answer that,” Sanborn said.
For Wallace, these questions make him “uncomfortable.” It appears Carlson is doubling-down and will be exploring more lingering questions about what happen at the U.S. Capitol.