The January 6 MAGA riot was was instigated by left-wing ‘agents provocateurs,’ including Insurgence USA founder John Sullivan, who revved up the crowd to storm the Capitol barricades and trample over police officers, experts told Tucker Carlson.
One of the experts quoted in the documentary, J. Michael Waller, says that ‘January 6 was a political warfare operation’ that was ‘egged on’ by police who needlessly fired tear gas that provoked the large crowd of largely nonviolent Trump supporters.
Waller, a national security expert at the Center for Security Policy, a Washington, DC-based think tank, said that the Capitol riot had all the hallmarks of past ‘false-flag’ missions that he was trained to carry out himself.
‘During the Cold War, I infiltrated Soviet international front organizations for the purpose of causing provocations that would discredit the Soviets,’ he said.
One of those provocations was to cause a fight to break out at an international Soviet-sponsored peace conference in Copenhagen in 1986.
‘Having been trained by professional agitators in the past, I saw this as a coordinated effort [by] different cadres of agents provocateurs and other troublemakers who had a sort of military-like precision in what was to become a storming of the Capitol,’ Waller told Fox Nation.
He said the event started out as a ‘legal protest’ that was ‘hijacked by certain organized groups from various political ideologies.’
The January 6 MAGA riot was was instigated by left-wing ‘agents provocateurs’ who changed clothes during the mayhem and revved up the crowd to storm the Capitol barricades and trample over police officers, experts told Tucker Carlson
Carlson, a Fox News host, streamed the first episode of Patriot Purge, the much-talked about documentary available now on Fox Nation
One of the experts quoted in the documentary, J. Michael Waller, says that ‘January 6 was a political warfare operation’ that was ‘egged on’ by police who needlessly fired tear gas that provoked the large crowd of largely nonviolent Trump supporters
The documentary also claims that one of the agitators is John Sullivan, the man who filmed the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt. Sullivan, the founder of a group called ‘Insurgence USA,’ is described in the documentary by journalist Taylor Hansen as a provocateur who has agitated for violence for causes both ‘left and right’
According to Waller, ‘different units of agents provocateurs who were assembled by the Statue of Peace’ began ‘goading members of the crowd’ while ‘trying to cause trouble.’
The documentary also claims that one of the agitators is John Sullivan, the man who filmed the fatal shooting of Ashli Babbitt.
Sullivan, the founder of a group called ‘Insurgence USA,’ is described in the documentary by journalist Taylor Hansen as a provocateur who has agitated for violence for causes both ‘left and right.’
Hansen told Fox Nation that he was assaulted by members of Insurgence USA and had a gun pointed at his head while trying to drive through an anti-police demonstration in Utah shortly after the May 2020 police-involved death of George Floyd.
Carlson, who announced the series on his Twitter account, asks: ‘What exactly happened on January 6? How much of what we were told about that day is a lie?
Carlson’s new docuseries will appear on FOX Nation from November 1
‘He knows his stuff and he knows how to start something in a crowd and to almost talk somebody into initiating violence for him and on his behalf,’ Hansen said.
‘He knows his stuff and he knows how to start something in a crowd and to almost talk somebody into initiating violence for him and on his behalf.’
Hansen said he witnessed several agitators change their clothes ‘from black bloc into Trump gear.’ Those same agitators then confronted Capitol police, according to Hansen.
According to the Department of Justice, Sullivan, 27, was not simply a passive observer inside the Capitol, after video emerged purportedly showing him encouraging the rioters.
John Earle Sullivan, 26, is awaiting trial on eight charges in connection with his alleged role in the siege of the Capitol on January 6
Days after the Capitol riot, he was charged with one count of knowingly entering a restricted building, one count of violent entry and disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds, and one count of interfering with law enforcement.
According to a release by the DOJ, Sullivan, ‘wearing a ballistics vest and gas mask, entered the U.S. Capitol through a window that had been broken out, pushing past U.S. Capitol Police once inside’.
He filmed multiple videos of the event, before posting them to YouTube under his username ‘Jayden X’.
In one of the clips, he is seemingly heard encouraging other rioters as they enter the building.
‘We got to get this s**t burned,’ he purportedly states, before adding: ‘It’s our house motherf*****.’
Elsewhere in his recorded clips he says to rioters: ‘You guys are f**king savage. Let’s go!’
Sullivan filmed multiple videos of the event, before posting them to YouTube under his username ‘Jayden X’
In one of the clips, he is seemingly heard encouraging other rioters as they enter the building
While Sullivan remains behind the camera throughout most of the footage, he pans down at the start of the video to show how he is decked out in a ballistic vest for the riot, pictured
The FBI alleges that Sullivan is heard saying he smashed the glass pane to the left
Lindsey Graham told police to SHOOT rioters who breached the Capitol on January 6 and ‘take back the Senate’, report claims
The 66-year-old senator was angry that he had to evacuate the Senate chamber during the riots, a new report revealed on Sunday
He reportedly yelled at Capitol Police to ‘use’ their guns to fight for the Senate while officers were attempting to evacuate him and other lawmakers amid the chaos.
On Sunday the Washington Post released the second of its extensive three-part investigation into the Capitol riot. Titled ‘Bloodshed,’ it details in chronological order the tension and fear felt by lawmakers and police as they escaped – in some cases just barely – violent Trump supporters who broke glass and illegally entered the halls of Congress.
On that day at 2:19pm, when rioters had already broken inside, Capitol police had sent an urgent warning to congressional staff inside the Capitol to take shelter in an office or other area away from any windows.
House and Senate lawmakers were being evacuated to an ‘undisclosed location’ but some, including Graham, reportedly stayed in the chamber for a short while longer.
According to the report Graham, 66, was furious that he had to flee the Senate chamber in the face of oncoming rioters.
‘What are you doing? Take back the Senate! You’ve got guns. Use them,’ he allegedly yelled at the Senate sergeant-at-arms.
He added, ‘We give you guns for a reason. Use them.’
Since Trump took office, the South Carolina Republican had gone from one of his loudest critics to staunchest supporters.
The night of January 6, when lawmakers finally returned to the Capitol, Graham famously said ‘enough is enough, count me out’ over his alliance with Trump.
In a CBS interview a month after the riot, Graham said ‘January the 6th was a very bad day for America, and [Trump will] get his share of blame in history.’
But in the same sit-down he defended the former president against Democrats’ second impeachment bid, and in the months since has said he remains in regular contact with Trump.
When asked for comment on the Post’s report, Graham’s communications director Kevin Bishop didn’t refute the allegations and told DailyMail.com that the senator had already been ‘quite clear on this point.’
He pointed to a press conference the Senator held on January 7.
At time Graham had expressed his alarm at how bad the situation could have potentially been and suggested officers should have fired ‘warning shots.’
He added that police should have used ‘lethal force’ the moment rioters broke into the Capitol and said not doing so amounted to a colossal intelligence failure.
‘Yesterday they could have blown the building up. They could have killed us all,’ he said at the time.
The day after the riot Graham held a press conference in which he said Capitol Police should have used ‘lethal force’ as soon as the insurrectionists broke in
‘They should have been challenged, warning shots should have been fired and lethal force should have been used once they’d penetrated the seat of government.
‘Those backpacks could have had bombs chemical agents, weapons. We dodged a major bullet yesterday. If this is not a wake up call, I do not know what it is. Is that a money problem? If it is we’ll fix it. Is it a leadership problem? Obviously. Is it an Intel failure of the highest proportions? Absolutely.’
Later on the Post also claims Graham was so desperate he reached out to Ivanka Trump, the ex-president’s oldest daughter and adviser, to plead for help.
He ‘called Ivanka Trump repeatedly with suggestions for what the president should say,’ the report states, citing two people with knowledge of the conversation.
Graham told her: ‘You need to get these people out of here.’
‘This thing is going south. This is not good. You’re going to have to tell these people to stand down. Stand down,’ he reportedly said.
Senior administration officials told the Post that Trump himself was not taking many calls and saw few people at the time.
But as his advisers debated what he should tweet, Trump instead chose to defend himself and his supporters, who he reportedly said wouldn’t commit violence.
Accounts of the riot and videos later show his supporters searching for specific members of Congress and chanting ‘Hang Mike Pence.’
The Post’s report also provides a new account of a tense standoff between Pence and the head of his security detail who was trying to evacuate him at the time.
As the chaos was unfolding, Pence reportedly twice refused a request from the lead special agent in charge of his protective detail to evacuate.
Pence had replied that he was ‘not leaving the Capitol’ in fear he would inflame the situation further if the rioters saw his motorcade fleeing.
At 2:26pm, the request was no longer optional, with the agent telling Pence the rioters were already inside.
‘The room you’re in is not secure. There are glass windows. I need to move you. We’re going,’ Pence was reportedly told.
He ultimately didn’t let his security detail ‘force’ him and his family into a waiting car, electing instead to take shelter in an underground area of the Capitol building.
The Post reported he told them, ‘If I get in that vehicle, you guys are taking off. I’m not getting in the car.’
Graham allegedly took Pence aside for a hug and words of encouragement shortly before 8pm when lawmakers finally returned to the chamber to resume their duties,
‘You’re doing the right thing. I’m proud of you,’ Graham told him before Pence presided over the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.
‘This s**t is ours! F**k yeah. I can’t believe this is reality.’
The DOJ further alleges he told rioters: ‘We accomplished this s**t … We are all a part of this history.’
The department added that Sullivan admits to ‘filming and being depicted in video footage’ from the moment Ashli Babbitt was shot dead by a Capitol police officer.
Sullivan sold the footage of the Babbitt shooting to news media outlets, pocketing $90,000.
The Justice Department confiscated the $90,000 from Sullivan after his arrest.
Sullivan is currently on bond and awaiting trial.
Carlson’s documentary also quotes witnesses as saying that Capitol Police escalated the situation by firing impact munitions at the crowd of Trump supporters after they stood peacefully outside the Capitol building.
‘They’re firing these tear gas grenades into the crowd of people who weren’t doing anything wrong,’ Waller said.
The effect of the police actions riled up the crowd and the situation went from one that was de-escalated to one where mob started storming the Capitol building, it was claimed.
Hansen said he witnesses a Capitol bike police officer pushing a man off a wall, causing him injuries. That further provoked the crowd, which overran the officers and then entered the Capitol building.
‘It made the crowd angry enough to actually push up the stairs,’ Hansen said.
Carlson’s documentary also draws parallels between the Capitol riot and the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
This past summer, the attorney representing one of six men indicted in the alleged plot claimed that an FBI agent told an informant to lie and delete text messages in an alleged attempt to cover up the agency’s actions encouraging the conspiracy.
Brandon Caserta’s lawyer, Michael Hills, laid out the accusations in a court filing, asking US District Judge Robert Jonker to compel the government to produce all communications between FBI agents and a confidential informant known as ‘Dan.’
The FBI in October 2020 said it thwarted the plot to kidnap Whitmer by anti-government extremists upset over her coronavirus restrictions.
Caserta, Adam Fox, Barry Croft Jr, Ty Garbin, Caleb Franks and Daniel Harris were charged in federal court with conspiracy, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
In the August 13 filing, Hills argued that the text messages between ‘Dan’ the informant and two FBI agents indicate that the federal agency ‘was pushing their paid agent to actively recruit people into an overt act in furtherance of a conspiracy.’
The government previously refused the defense’s request to furnish the requested communications, arguing that lawyers have failed to show evidence of entrapment.
Hills attached screenshots of text messages between ‘Dan’ and FBI’s Henrik Impola, in which the agent instructed the informant to ‘delete these,’ purportedly referring to their texts.
According to the lawyer, Dan’s FBI handler also asked him to lie to Pete Musico, a founding member of the Wolverine Watchmen militia, ‘and accuse an innocent individual as being undercover federal agent spying on Mr. Musico.’
In one text message attached to the filing, Agent Impola writes to Dan: ‘Copy. Best thing to do is deny and accuse somebody like Trent.’
According to the defense attorney, Trent was on the ‘outskirts’ of the militia group and was not indicted in connection with the kidnapping plot.
Hills argued that Impola’s behavior, as evidenced by his exchanges, ‘casts a dark shadow over the credibility of this investigation and demonstrates the need for immediate disclosure as demanded.’
Hills further asserted that FBI’s informant was the ‘person at the center of all activity’ and that the agents pushed him ‘to actively recruit and entice people to either enter a conspiratorial agreement or an overt act in support of an agreement.’
The attorney revealed that he is seeking the communications ‘for the purposes of entrapment defense.’
Assistant US Attorney Nils Kessler has denied that the agents were encouraging the plot, claiming in a recent court filing the ‘defendants were predisposed to join the kidnapping and explosive conspiracies, and therefore will not be able to prove entrapment.’
Caserta and the other suspects were arrested after four members of the militia group scheduled an October 7 meeting in Ypsilanti, west of Detroit, to meet an undercover FBI agent and buy explosives and other supplies, the indictment says.
Eight other men who are said to be members or associates of the Wolverine Watchmen are charged in state court with counts including providing material support for terrorist acts.
Some of them are accused of taking part in the alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer and put her on ‘trial,’ or abandon her in the middle of Lake Michigan in a disabled boat.
Carlson’s documentary generated strong reaction even before its first episode was streamed in full on Monday.
Critics of Carlson demanded that the show not be aired, accusing the Fox News host of ‘incitement.’
Alexander Vindman, the former Army officer who testified during the impeachment hearings against Trump, said of Carlson: ‘He is an anarchist; an arsonist of American democracy.
‘How is this different than yelling fire in a crowded theater? Carlson is attempting to incite a riotous mob.
‘He should be [censored]. I’d like to hear the arguments for/against this being protected speech.’
Lindsey Simmons, a candidate for the US Congress, tweeted: ‘The freedom of speech is not absolute. it can be restricted where it incites imminent lawless action.
‘Tucker Carlson and Fox News are creating propaganda to incite a Civil War.
‘At some point we must use the legal tools available to us before it is too late.’
CNN host Anderson Cooper blasted Fox News and the chairman of its parent company Fox Corporation, Rupert Murdoch.
‘This isn’t about Tucker Carlson,’ Cooper said.
‘It’s about a media empire that pumps poison into the ecosystem that has violent and deadly consequences.’
A pro-Democratic Party account on Twitter compared Carlson to Infowars’ Alex Jones, who has spread conspiracy theories about mass shootings.
‘Three years ago, this is the kind of dangerous junk that got Alex Jones deplatformed from every major social platform,’ tweeted the account known as Sleeping Giants.
‘Today, it’s the norm on Fox News, which STILL has major advertisers and is carried by every major cable company into the homes of millions.’
Jared Holt also made the comparison to Jones, tweeting: ‘Alex Jones doesn’t need to exist any more because the Murdoch family has filled that spot and tossed god knows how much money behind it.’
Oliver Darcy, a media reporter for CNN, added: ‘It is seriously difficult at this point to see much daylight between Tucker Carlson and Alex Jones.’
Darcy tweeted: ‘Make no mistake, Tucker is the face of Fox News. It’s not just him engaging in this dishonest lunacy.
‘It’s the network, led by Suzanne Scott & Rupert/Lachlan Murdoch, that is responsible for green lighting and mainlining this 1/6 trutherism.
‘They know exactly what they’re doing.’
Charlie Warzel also tweeted that that the country’s ‘most popular cable news personality’ is ‘putting out…basically…infowars.’
The documentary draws a parallel between the January 6 riots and the alleged plot to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. This photo combo shows from top left, Kaleb Franks, Brandon Caserta, Adam Dean Fox, and bottom left, Daniel Harris, Barry Croft, and Ty Garbin, who were described as anti-government extremists angry over Whitmer’s policies to prevent spread of the coronavirus
Brandon Caserta, one of the six men indicted for allegedly plotting to kidnap Michigan Gov Gretchen Whitmer, claims that an FBI agent told an informant to lie and delete text messages as part of a suspected entrapment coverup
Attorney Michael Hills provided this screenshot of an exchange between an FBI agent and an informant known as ‘Dan’
The agent instructs ‘Dan’ to delete their communications, then tells him to lie and accuse another person named ‘Trent’ of being the informant
Congresswoman Liz Cheney, a Republican who voted to impeach Trump and blamed the former president for inciting the rioters on January 6, tweeted: ‘It appears that @FoxNews is giving @TuckerCarlson a platform to spread the same type of lies that provoked violence on January 6. As @FoxNews knows, the election wasn’t stolen and January 6 was not a “false flag” operation.’
In her tweet, Cheney tagged Fox executives including Murdoch, Jay Wallace, and Suzanne Scott. She also tagged former House Speaker Paul Ryan.
Another anti-Trump Republican, outgoing Congressman Adam Kinzinger, tweeted: ‘Anyone working for @FoxNews must speak out.
‘This is disgusting. It appears @foxnews isn’t even pretending anymore.’
Jonathan Greenblatt, the head of the Anti-Defamation League, posted a letter he wrote to Fox News about Carlson’s documentary, which he referred to in quotes.
Greenblatt wrote that Carlson’s series is ‘nothing short of absurd and it will continue to fan the flames of extremists and conspiracy theorists.’
‘This is dangerous, and it’s no surprise that Tucker Carlson is leading the charge bringing fringe ideas to the masses.’