A former Capitol Police Chief told Tucker Carlson he believes there has been a major January 6 cover-up. The popular anchor interviewed Steven Sund before he departed from Fox News, but the network never aired it. Carlson said he had no suspicions about the day until he spoke to Sund, but he was fired before he could make the police chief’s revelations public.
Steven Sund resigned from his post as chief of Capitol Police after then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there were law enforcement failures on January 6. He wrote to Pelosi in February responding to her remarks and said there had been no indication and no intelligence that suggested what was to occur.
“Perfect hindsight does not change the fact that nothing in our collective experience or our intelligence indicated that a well-coordinated, armed assault on the Capitol might occur on January 6,” he wrote. He said the FBI, the Secret Service, the DC Metropolitan Police, and Homeland Security all failed to predict what would happen.
Speaking to reporters days after the events, Sund said he previously asked for permission to call in the National Guard on the off-chance that something might occur, but this was denied, leading him to speculate that law enforcement was set up to fail. He also asked for the National Guard five times while events unfolded and was refused every time. “If I was allowed to do my job as the chief, we wouldn’t be here, this didn’t have to happen,” Mr. Sund concluded.
While still at Fox, Tucker Carlson published unseen footage provided to him by Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy that showed officers in Capitol buildings opening doors for protestors. It also showed the so-called QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley guided peacefully around the facilities by uniformed officers. Chansley’s attorney told Carlson that the footage was hidden from him before the trial and it would have significantly aided his defense. Chansley was sentenced to almost four years in prison.