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Video: ‘Set up’: Fmr. Capitol Police Chief reveals new Jan. 6 details to Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson speaks at Turning Point USA's AmericaFest 2022 on Dec. 17, 2022 in Phoenix. (Brian Cahn/ZUMA Press Wire/TNS)
August 11, 2023

In a interview with Tucker Carlson released Thursday, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund provided his testimony of the events that unfolded on January 6, 2021, documenting what Carlson described as a “set up.”

Having been on the scene during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Sund shared his perspective of how government agencies did not provide necessary information and potential warnings ahead of time regarding the Jan. 6 riot.

According to Sund, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) did not provide information regarding possible violence resulting from the “Stop the Steal” rally in D.C. in their intelligence assessments, despite having private concerns regarding the rally.

“Think about it. I am the chief of police at the United States Capitol, probably one of the most prominent and should be the most secure building in the United States and the world. You know, you’d like to think of that,” Sund said in his interview with Carlson.

Sund said there are currently “at least four congressional reports” that document the intelligence failures that occurred leading up to and on the day of Jan. 6.

During his interview with Carlson, Sund alleged that law enforcement officials did not discuss any of the warnings that the agencies had received regarding potential violence on Jan. 6, despite multiple emails containing anticipated threats of violence.

The former capitol police chief claimed that both General Mark Milley and Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller had discussed the possibility of locking down the capitol. However, regardless of any concerns of a potential riot, Sund claimed Miller prohibited certain weapons from being carried by law enforcement on Jan. 6.

According to Sund, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi did not authorize him to call in the National Guard for additional security, despite his request for additional security.

“It doesn’t seem like people really want to get to the bottom of it,” Sund stated. “It really doesn’t. And it just gets worse. It gets worse from there.”

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Sund claimed that while he received approval at 2:10 p.m. to call in the National Guard, multiple generals, including General Michael Glynn, had responded to his request for additional security by saying they did “not like the optics of the National Guard.”

“This sounds like a set up to me,” Carlson said during his interview with Sund. “I’m sorry, it does.”

Sund claimed the National Guard ultimately did not arrive at the riot until hours later at 6 p.m.

Following Carlson’s departure from Fox News earlier this year, Sund questioned the timing of Fox News firing Carlson on the very same day that Sund’s original interview was going to be released on the program.

“On the day he was fired, @TuckerCarlson was planning to air parts of our 1-hour interview and showcase my book,” Sund tweeted. “It was an interview he was excited about and said it ‘made the hair on my arm stand up.’ But Fox canned both Tucker and the interview. Coincidence?”