Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund said that multiple federal agents were in the crowd during the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, 2021, but he wasn’t informed of their presence.
Sund revealed the information in a nearly hourlong interview with former Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Carlson’s independent show, Tucker on Twitter. Carlson sat down with Sund after right-wing news company The National Pulse leaked an interview between Carlson and Sund that Fox News never aired. Carlson shared the new interview on X, formerly Twitter, on Thursday night.
The previously unseen footage from Fox News came days after former President Donald Trump was indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) with four criminal charges on August 1 regarding his alleged involvement in the U.S. Capitol riot. He has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and conspiracy against rights. In the indictment, it said Trump “was determined to remain in power” following his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden. The former president pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in a Washington, D.C., court and continues to deny any wrongdoing.