Wednesday, March 8, 2023

'They're Definitely Freaking Out': Garland Repeats False Claim About J6
Leah Barkoukis / Townhall Tipsheet
With the left in full panic mode over Tucker Carlson’s release of January 6 security footage, Attorney General Merrick Garland doubled down on one of the original lies about the Capitol riot that has long since been debunked.

During a news conference on Tuesday, Garland was asked for his thoughts on Carlson’s coverage of January 6. While he initially said he didn’t want to get into it, he ended up repeating a false claim about officer deaths that day. 

"The Jan. 6 investigation is the largest in the history of the department," one reporter's question began. "On television last night, one program aired some video, characterized it as sightseeing by a bunch of people coming into the Capitol who revered it. You’ve seen the video. What’s your reaction to it?"

“So I don’t want to comment on any particular reports,” he responded. “I think all Americans saw what happened...Read more, see tweets and videos here.

Tucker Carlson talks exclusively with key Capitol Police officer ignored by Jan. 6 panel amid footage release
Tarik Johnson, responsible for evacuating lawmakers, reveals Jan. 6 Committee never asked him to testify
Tucker Carlson sat down with a former Capitol Police officer who was ignored by the House Jan. 6 Select Committee despite the pivotal role he had that day. 

Tarik Johnson, a 22-year veteran on the Capitol Hill force, was tasked with securing the certification of the 2020 presidential election.

"My voice is one of the first ones you hear on the audio transmission, so I did expect to get an interview sometime, but it didn't happen." Johnson told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" about the House Select Committee in an interview aired Tuesday. "I guess the focus was on Donald Trump."

Despite pleas for help on Jan. 6, Johnson said he did not hear anything, not even from Capitol Police chief assistant Yogananda Pittman, who allegedly kept vital information about the protests from him. The federal intel and law enforcement agencies knew about the warnings of a massive disturbance at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Carlson said, but the frontline officers on duty that day did not know. Read more and see videos here.

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