Last Updated on March 7, 2023
Donald Trump took to Truth Social Monday night and Tuesday morning following the bombshell release of previously unseen January 6th footage by Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The footage showed many January 6th attendees peacefully walking around the capitol complex after being let into the complex by the U.S. Capitol Police. In all caps, Trump wrote on Truth Social, “LET THE JANUARY 6 PRISONERS GO.”
Trump began attacking Former House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Senate Minority leader, Mitch McConnell, following Tucker Carlson’s Monday night show. “Congratulations to Tucker Carlson on one of the biggest ‘scoops’ as a reporter in U.S. history. The new surveillance footage of the January 6th events sheds an entirely different light on what actually happened. The Unselect Committee was a giant SCAM, and has now unequivocally been stamped as CRIMINAL FABRICATORS OF THIS MOST IMPORTANT DAY. Pelosi & McConnell failed on security. The police story is sad and difficult to watch. Trump and most others are totally innocent. LET THEM GO FREE, NOW!” Trump wrote on Truth Social.
In a post on Truth Social Tuesday morning, Trump said: “LET THE JANUARY 6 PRISONERS GO. THEY WERE CONVICTED, OR ARE AWAITING TRIAL, BASED ON A GIANT LIE, A RADICAL LEFT CON JOB… NEW VIDEO FOOTAGE IS IRREFUTABLE!!!”
Then in a post on Tuesday afternoon, Trump called on his supporters to watch Tucker Carlson’s show on Tuesday night; “Tucker Carlson a MUST WATCH tonight. Releasing more VIDEO which was ‘HIDDEN BY THE CROOKED J 6 UNSELECT COMMITTEE.’ They should be prosecuted for their lies and, quite frankly, TREASON!”
The January 6th footage release has sent shockwaves across Washington. On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said, “Rupert Murdoch has a special obligation to stop Tucker Carlson from going on tonight.”
Chuck Schumer: “Rupert Murdoch has a special obligation to stop Tucker Carlson from going on tonight” & continuing to report the truth about J6
A Senator is trying to stop a journalist from exercising his first amendment right because “Democracy”pic.twitter.com/SPfJGzg02P
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 7, 2023
Around one thousand Americans have been arrested by the Biden DOJ on charges stemming from their involvement on January 6th. As of now, no one convicted of a J6 crime has announced an appeal, but this is expected to change in the coming weeks.