Last Updated on October 14, 2022
National File has obtained information from a federal court filing that reveals a U.S. Capitol Police Officer admitted to the FBI that members of the Oath Keepers defended him and the U.S. Capitol building itself from violent agitators during the January 6th, 2021 demonstration against election fraud. The officer’s statement directly contradicts the accusations of Pelosi’s J6 Commission and federal law enforcement, who claim the Oath Keepers were working with President Trump to violently seize control of the Capitol.
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry A. Dunn made the admission in a May 18th, 2021 interview with FBI investigators. The statement surfaced in a recent court filing made by Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes, who along with 4 other Oath Keepers is facing trial for a “seditious conspiracy” to halt the certification of contested election results and overthrow the U.S. government.
With 5 members of the veterans’ organization currently on trial, the charges against the Oath Keepers have been based exclusively on the conspiracy theory-driven accusations of the J6 Commission, federal law enforcement, and corporate media.
Contrary to popular corporate media depictions, the Oath Keepers are known to have never entered the U.S. Capitol building on January 6th. Prosecutors claim that they were directing an attack on the Capitol, though the Oath Keepers didn’t even arrive on the scene until 8 minutes after the Capitol building had been evacuated.
Additionally, the organization actually detailed one of its members, a physician by trade, to the Capitol Police.
Now, thanks to the discovery of Officer Dunn’s statements to the FBI, the charges and accusations therein have been blatantly contradicted even further and the Oath Keepers could be exonerated as a result.
According to a summary of Dunn’s FBI interview cited in the court filing, not only did the Oath Keepers defend Dunn and the U.S. Capitol building from violent agitators, but Dunn sought out the Oath Keepers for assistance, and let them know that certain elements of the crowd were attacking cops.
U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry “Dunn informed all protestors they needed to leave and told the Oath Keepers that the protestors were fighting officers,” the FBI interview summary cited in the court filing reads.
The Oath Keepers didn’t just agree to help secure a portion of the building from a further breach, Dunn says, but they actually shielded him from violent agitators until riot cops with greater defenses arrived on the scene.
“The Oath Keepers advised Dunn they would help keep the protestors from the lower west terrace [outdoor] area. Dunn advised he allowed them to stand in front of him to help keep the protestors from getting down the stairs. Dunn left this area when he was relieved by USCP riot officers,” the FBI interview summary reads.
The facts revealed in Officer Dunn’s FBI interview paint a far different picture than the one presented to the American people by corporate media, oftentimes with the help of Dunn himself.
Dunn, who is black, has been portrayed as a key figure in the J6 “insurrection” narrative, publicly claiming that he was in fear for his life and under constant attack from a racist mob he says was hurling slurs at him.
“What people have to realize is that I’m not only a police officer, but I’m a victim,” Dunn told The Hill this August when the publication profiled his frequent attendance of J6 Commission hearings.
Though his statements to the FBI say that he was directly protected by members of the Oath Keepers, Dunn has claimed in media interviews that he was in such fear for his life during the demonstration, that he had an M-4 assault rifle pointed at hundreds of unarmed protestors.
“I got my gun pointed at these guys, and I can’t concentrate on one person,” Dunn said, claiming that he thought he could be shot at any moment and was prepared to fire upon American citizens.
Interestingly enough, Dunn, by his own admission, is an angry left-wing political activist. Since his public claims about January 6th, which totally contradict his statements to the FBI, were parroted by corporate media, he’s compiled a six-figure following on Twitter, where he frequently touts his Capitol Police role during the demonstration.
Thanks to his newfound celebrity status, Dunn even launched a campaign to be the next leader of the Capitol Police Officers Union, though he was soundly defeated by the rank and file.
“I am angry,” Dunn said after he was criticized by Tucker Carlson for his left-wing activism and monetization of his self-described victimhood. “I am left-wing because I’m a registered Democrat, and if an activist is somebody who brings about attention to change…I’ll be that.”
The revelation that Dunn told the FBI that the Oath Keepers came to the aid of police and Capitol property on January 6th comes after a number of other narrative-smashing admissions that have flipped the hyper-partisan J6 Commission’s case on its head.
This July, NBC News admitted that, contrary to their innumerable accusations, the Oath Keepers organization had no contact with 45th President Trump or his team regarding the J6 demonstration at the Capitol, making it impossible for them to have worked together to besiege the building.
Just this month, The Washington Post admitted that longtime political advisor and close Trump confidant Roger Stone did nothing wrong on January 6th.
While the Oath Keepers have been charged with “seditious conspiracy” despite never entering the Capitol and even defending law enforcement on January 6th, proven agitator and suspected federal plant Ray Epps has yet to be charged.
Epps was caught on camera inciting violence, including against cops. When the first of the barriers outside the Capitol building were removed, it was done so under the direction of Epps. During the demonstration, as Epps openly called for violence, he was accused of being an agent provocateur by crowd members multiple times.
In addition to skirting charges, Ray Epps has been defended at length by corporate media, with The New York Times casting him as a “victim” of right-wingers.