Former Capitol police chief tells Tucker January 6 prosecutions were a 'cover-up' and Fox News didn't air it

Editor's Note: After this article was published, Ray Epps, whom we said never was targeted for investigation by the FBI was, in fact, charged in relation to the Capitol siege. He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct on restricted grounds. His sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 20. 

WASHINGTON, DC - Perhaps one of the best things to occur in the media world was Fox News’ decision to fire Tucker Carlson in May. Now unbridled by corporate shills, Carlson can engage in actual investigative journalism. A bombshell interview with former US Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund, which Fox refused to air, was released by National Pulse this week, and it is a blockbuster.

Breitbart News reported that in the interview, Sund alleges the so-called “insurrection” on January 6 was anything but, claiming the incident as a “cover-up.” Sund alleged that former Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley were responsible for mishandling intelligence gathered before the January 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol siege.

“Because if people were reporting the intelligence correctly, if I was allowed to do my job as chief, we wouldn’t be here today. This didn’t have to happen,” the former chief told Carlson. Sund alleged that everything about the January 6 incident “appears to be a coverup.”

“Like I said, I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but when you look at the information and intelligence they had, the military had, it’s all watered down,” Sund said. “I’m not getting intelligence; I’m denied any support from the National Guard in advance; I’m denied National Guard while we’re under attack, for 71 minutes.”

Sund’s comments back up those of his replacement, Acting Chief Yogananda Pittman, who testified to a House committee in February 2021 that the Capitol Police had asked for military assistance no fewer than a half-dozen times in the first hour of the Capitol incident, NPR reported.

Pittman’s testimony was based on phone records provided by Sund, where he started reaching out to top security officials within the US Capitol shortly before 1:00 p.m. requesting National Guard assistance.
“Chief Sund spoke to both sergeants-at-arms to request National Guard support,” Pittman recalled. That testimony starkly contrasts statements made by former House sergeant-at-arms Paul Irving, who testified before a Senate panel the same week that he had not received a call for military aid.

Irving alleged that Sund didn’t call for National Guard assistance until 2:00 p.m. That assistance did not arrive until several hours afterward. By that time, certain factions of the crowd at the US Capitol had gotten out of control.

The interview with Carlson was the first part of what is believed to be a three-part interview between the former Fox News star and Sund. The next episode discussed Ray Epps, a prominent figure in the January 6 events who allegedly encouraged people to go to the Capitol. For unknown reasons, Epps was never targeted by the FBI for investigation, leading some to speculate he may have been an FBI operative.

Carlson pressed Sund about the intelligence failures, asking Sund if it was possible those in charge were not merely failing to provide proper intelligence but were instead hiding it.

“And that’s what I’m getting at,” Sund said. “Could there possibly be actually…they kind of wanted something to happen? It’s not a far stretch to begin to think that. It’s sad when you start putting everything together and thinking about the way this played out…what was their end goal?”

Sund’s statement backs up those of former President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly said he offered 10,000 National Guard troops in the leadup of the January 6, 2021, election certification before a joint session of Congress.

In August 2022, retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg confirmed Trump requested the deployment of the National Guard in Washington, DC, before the January 6 breach. Kellogg, then serving as National Security Advisor for then-Vice President Mike Pence, said he witnessed Trump’s request, American Military News reported.

A DoD inspector General report from November 2021 confirmed that Trump asked acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller and Milley on January 3, 2021, about security preparations for January 6. “The President told Mr. Miller that there would be a large number of protestors on January 6, 2021,” the report states. “And Mr. Miller should ensure sufficient National Guard or Soldiers would be there to make sure it was a safe event. Gen. Milley told us that Mr. Miller responded, ‘We’ve got a plan, and we’ve got it covered.’” What that "plan" was is still unknown.

In a May 2021 testimony before Congress, Miller confirmed Trump asked if Washington, DC mayor Muriel Bowser had requested National Guard troops and directed him to “fill” any such request.

This week, the former president was indicted by far-left Special Council Jack Smith for four felonies related to the January 6 incident, none of which involved fomenting an insurrection but all related to his claims of election malfeasance. Trump pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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Sund was "pissed off" everyone else paying attention

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