'It would not be out of character': Tucker Carlson doubles down on claim some Capitol rioters were undercover FBI agents and challenges agency to provide proof they weren't

 Tucker Carlson on Thursday night doubled down on his claim earlier this week that the Capitol rioters who were named as 'unindicted co-conspirators' in court documents were actually federal agents, orchestrating the attack.

Carlson told his viewers that the FBI had a long history of infiltrations and pushing people to commit crimes, and said he believed they had done it again. 

'If that happened, and we believe it did happen, it would not be out of character for the FBI. It they've done things very much like that before,' he said.

'That is beyond dispute.' 

The Fox News host said his questions had led to the media becoming 'hysterical when we mentioned it.'

Tucker Carlson on Thursday night revisited his claim, made on Tuesday, that the FBI had been 'organizing' the January 6 Capitol riot. Republicans are keen to downplay the role of Donald Trump, and shift the blame. They are also blocking an inquiry. Carlson said there remained questions as to the FBI's involvement

Tucker Carlson on Thursday night revisited his claim, made on Tuesday, that the FBI had been 'organizing' the January 6 Capitol riot. Republicans are keen to downplay the role of Donald Trump, and shift the blame. They are also blocking an inquiry. Carlson said there remained questions as to the FBI's involvement

Rioters waving Trump flags are seen storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Carlson insists that many of them were actually FBI agents

Rioters waving Trump flags are seen storming the U.S. Capitol on January 6. Carlson insists that many of them were actually FBI agents

The insurrectionists smashed their way into the Capitol, forcing members of Congress to run for their lives

The insurrectionists smashed their way into the Capitol, forcing members of Congress to run for their lives

He continued: 'You can't say that, they screamed, that's not allowed!

'The geniuses at Twitter weighed in to inform us that agents of the FBI were just FBI informants, so shut up. Hilarious. 

'We won't shut up, and we shouldn't.

'It could not be more obvious at this point that the government is in fact hiding something, probably quite a few things.' 

He added: 'Best to abandon theatrics and find out what they are hiding, that's our job.'

Carlson had on Tuesday night referenced a report in Revolver News, which looked into the indictments of the around 400 people charged over the January 6 unrest.


More than 2,000 criminal charges have been filed against 411 suspects, including hundreds of felonies such as assaulting officers and trespassing with a weapon.

Carlson noted that many of the indictments mentioned 'unidentified co-conspirators.'

'Without fail, the government has thrown the book at most people who were present and in the Capitol on January 6,' he said on Tuesday. 

'There was a nationwide dragnet to find them. Many of them are still in solitary confinement tonight.

The rioters stormed the Capitol for the first time since 1814, breaking down doors and desecrating the building

The rioters stormed the Capitol for the first time since 1814, breaking down doors and desecrating the building

Footage taken by those inside the Capitol showed the moment that Ashli Babbitt was killed as windows were smashed and doors broken down

Footage taken by those inside the Capitol showed the moment that Ashli Babbitt was killed as windows were smashed and doors broken down

Video shows moment woman shot at while storming the Capitol Building
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'But strangely, some of the key people participating on January 6th have not been charged.

'Look at the documents, the government calls those people unindicted co-conspirators.

'What does that mean? It means that potentially with every single case they were FBI officers.

'Really, in the Capitol, on January 6th.'

On Thursday Carlson said that the FBI needed to answer three questions.

He asked how many of the MAGA rioters 'had a relationship with the FBI'.

He wanted to know why the FBI, if they knew of the plans, did not do more to stop the riot.

And thirdly, he wanted to know why 10,000 hours of footage from the Capitol had not been released.  

Carlson has criticized Republicans who supported plans for a commission to investigate what happened, calling the proposed inquiry a 'farce' and 'a poisonous hoax'. 

Carlson earlier in the week pointed to the case of Thomas Caldwell, a 66-year-old former naval officer who allegedly conspired with members of the Oath Keepers to storm the Capitol.

Caldwell's charging document says that he spent the night before the riot staying in the same hotel as 'person two'.

Thomas Caldwell, 66, is charged with his role in the riot and his part in an alleged Oath Keepers' plot. His charging documents mention 'person two' and 'person three', who Carlson said were FBI agents

Thomas Caldwell, 66, is charged with his role in the riot and his part in an alleged Oath Keepers' plot. His charging documents mention 'person two' and 'person three', who Carlson said were FBI agents

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Another individual, 'person three', led Caldwell to believe there would be a 'quick reaction force' participating in their storming of the Capitol.

'But wait, here's the interesting thing,' said Carlson.

'Person two and person three were organizers of the riot. The government knows who they are, but the government has not charged them.

'Why is that? You know why. They were almost certainly working for the FBI.

'So FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol on January 6th. According to government documents.'

Carlson said that there were more than 20 unindicted co-conspirators mentioned in the Oath Keeper indictments, 'all playing roles in the conspiracy who have not been charged for virtually the exact same activities.'

Carlson questioned the role played by the 'unindicted co-conspirators' in the insurrection

Carlson questioned the role played by the 'unindicted co-conspirators' in the insurrection

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He concluded: 'So it turns out that this white supremacist insurrection was again, by the government's own admission in these documents, organized at least in part by government agents.'

The Fox News host pointed out that Merrick Garland, the Attorney General, had identified white supremacist groups as the biggest domestic terror threat currently confronting the United States.

But, he said, the FBI had a long history of tracking and infiltrating them.

Carlson noted that two people involved in the plot to kidnap and kill Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer last year were FBI agents, and said that a 2015 Islamist terrorist in Garland, Texas, had been texting with an FBI agent.

'So because of January 6th, says the chief law enforcement officer in the United States of America and other members of Joe Biden's cabinet, we must now use law enforcement and military force to arrest, imprison, and otherwise crush anyone who leads opposition to Joe Biden's government,' Carlson said.

'That is their position, for they said that out loud, they did today.

'We are living through the transformation of a formerly democratic republic and to something else.

'This is an authoritarian system.'

Carlson also questioned why more than 10,000 hours of footage from the Capitol riot were yet to be released, and why the member of the Capitol Police who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt had not been named.

'What could possibly be the reason for that?' Carlson asked.

'Even as they call for more openness.

'We could release those tapes today, but they are not. Why?

'We ought to be asking those questions urgently, because the Attorney General reminded us today a lot depends on the answers.'

'It would not be out of character': Tucker Carlson doubles down on claim some Capitol rioters were undercover FBI agents and challenges agency to provide proof they weren't 'It would not be out of character': Tucker Carlson doubles down on claim some Capitol rioters were undercover FBI agents and challenges agency to provide proof they weren't Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 11:03 Rating: 5

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