Simply put, the surveillance video exposes all of them as liars, as Carlson began to reveal on his show Monday night.
Several clips Carlson played on his show depicts two Capitol Police officers escorting Jacob Chansley, who is also known as the "QAnon Shaman" and has become an emblem of the riot, through the corridors of the Capitol and to the door of the U.S. Senate.
“Virtually every moment of his time inside the Capitol was caught on tape,” Carlson said. “The tapes show the Capitol Police never stopped Jacob Chansley. They helped him. They acted as his tour guides.”
As reported by the New York Post, the footage displays the officers escorting Chansley past a group of seven police officers who are seen loitering outside the Senate chamber, barely noticing his presence. The officers guide Chansley to multiple entrances of the chamber, which appear to be locked. Eventually, they help him open a door, granting him access to the chamber.
Chansley, a 33-year-old Navy veteran from Arizona, has been serving a sentence of nearly four years for his role in "obstructing an official proceeding."
“The one very serious regret that I have [is] believing that when we were waved in by police officers, that it was acceptable,” he told Carlson during a jailhouse interview the host played on his show.
According to The Post, while the Capitol Police stated that one of the officers accompanying Chansley was attempting to "de-escalate" the situation as he was outnumbered, it remains unclear how Chansley, who was not carrying any weapons, was able to pass by a group of seven additional officers without being apprehended.
“Not one of them even tried to slow him down,” Carlson said. He “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?”
But in the narrative that was formed by Democrats and much of the media following the riot, “Jacob Chansley became the face of January 6, a dangerous conspiracy theorist dressed in an outlandish costume who led the violent insurrection to overthrow America’s democracy,” Carlson added.
The Post noted further: “As well as Chansley’s story, Carlson will air footage that he says debunks the claim that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was murdered by rioters.”
Carlson also ran a segment on Ray Epps, an Arizona resident and former Marine who many suspect may have been an FBI mole who encouraged Americans to storm the Capitol.
“If there’s one takeaway from the corpus of footage that we spent three weeks looking at, it’s that the January 6th committee lied,” Tucker said on his Monday program, according to Becker News. “Its members are liars, and as the result of those lies, core civil liberties in this country were eroded, people went to prison. They’re in prison as of right now, unjustly. So those lies had consequences.
“One of the enduring mysteries of January 6th is the role that intelligence and law enforcement agencies played in the events of that day,” Tucker continued. “We know there was some number of undercover federal agents in the crowd at the Capitol. Officials have since admitted that under oath. But what exactly were they doing there? The January 6th committee worked hard to hide the answer to that question.”
“We do know from contemporaneous videotape that a mysterious figure called Ray Epps encouraged the crowd to go into the capitol,” he added. “For some reason, Epps has never been indicted for that. But there’s no question he did it. Under public pressure, the January 6th committee finally interviewed Ray Epps. Epps told the committee that he never entered the capitol and, therefore, never committed a crime. His text messages showed that at 2:12 PM, he boasted to his nephew that he had quote ‘orchestrated’ the protests at the capitol.”
“He admitted he helped get people there,” Tucker said. “Yet curiously, congressional Democrats consider Ray Epps an ally, not an insurrectionist. Tonight, we can tell you that at the very least, Ray Epps lied in his sworn testimony to the January 6th committee. Epps testified that when he sent the text messages to his nephew, he had already left the Capitol grounds to return to his hotel room. That is not true.”
“The surveillance footage we found shows that in fact, Ray Eppss remained at the Capitol for at least another half an hour,” the host said.