In an interview with Tucker Carlson in July, former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund revealed his opinion that “everything appears to be a cover-up” in relation to the events of January 6th, 2021.
Although Fox News initially attempted to keep this conversation private, the National Pulse has begun gradually releasing segments from the interview.
This conversation provides crucial insight into an incident that has been used as a tool by those actively opposed to Donald Trump’s presidency.
When asked about his interest in the matter by Russell Brand, Carlson stated that he was motivated by all of the false information surrounding it.
“So, the more time has passed … it becomes really obvious that core claims they made about January 6 were lies,” said Carlson. “The amount of lying around January 6, and it was obvious in the tapes that I showed, is really distressing.”
Carlson revealed previously unseen footage from the January 6th protests which seemed to contradict the narrative that the media and Jan. 6 committee had crafted.
When speaking to Brand, Carlson mentioned an interview he conducted with Steven Sund – former Chief of the US Capitol Police – prior to his ouster at Fox. During this meeting, Sund emphatically stated that no intelligence had suggested a coordinated attack on the Capitol could occur.
n February 2021, Sund wrote a letter confirming this statement; noting that nothing in their collective experience or intelligence indicated such an assault may happen.
“The entire intelligence community seems to have missed this,” he wrote.
Sund asserted that the Capitol Police had been put in a position to struggle due to the refusal of House and Senate security officials to grant permission to bring in the National Guard prior to the protests, as well as multiple refusals for additional requests during the protests. He noted that National Guard troops were not authorized until 5:40 p.m. on January 6th.
Around 19 minutes into the “Tucker Carlson Tonight” interview, which is being released by the National Pulse piecemeal, Sund says, “If people were reporting the intelligence correctly, if I was allowed to do my job as the chief … we wouldn’t be here. This didn’t have to happen,” stressing, “I’m a little pissed off.”
“Everything appears to be a cover-up,” continued Sund. “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. … I’m not getting intelligence, I’m denied any support from National Guard in advance. I’m denied National Guard while we’re under attack for 71 minutes.”
“You describe this as a failure to get intelligence to people who needed it, but it sounds like … they were hiding the intelligence,” said Carlson.
“That’s what I’m getting at,” said Sund. “Could there possibly be actually … they kind of wanted something to happen? It’s not a far stretch to begin to think that. You know, it’s sad when you start putting everything together and thinking about the way this played out. … What was their end goal? You look at what’s happening. Was that their end goal?”
Carlson responded, “There’s no question that what happened on January 6 has really helped the Democratic Party. It’s gravely politicized the U.S. military and the intelligence agencies and the FBI. And those are all, I think, bad for America and violations of the Constitution, but they’re all good for the Democratic Party. That’s the facts.”
Sund agreed, asserting that following the events of January 6th, the government had removed the blindfold from Lady Justice and stopped maintaining a stance of neutrality.
Raheem Kassam, editor-in-chief of the National Pulse, tweeted that Sund’s interview was “absolutely extraordinary” and clarified that no one involved with Jan. 6 was suicidal.
The next segment is set to focus on Ray Epps’ involvement in the protests.