Ray Epps, who many suspect may have been an FBI mole who encouraged Americans to storm the U.S. Capitol Building ahead of Jan. 6, 2021, has been outed in new surveillance video broadcast by Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who was given 44,000 previously unseen hours of tape from that day to review.
“If there’s one takeaway from the corpus of footage that we spent three weeks looking at, it’s that the January 6th committee lied,” Tucker said on his Monday program, according to Becker News. “Its members are liars, and as the result of those lies, core civil liberties in this country were eroded, people went to prison. They’re in prison as of right now, unjustly. So those lies had consequences.
“So you have to ask yourself, whatever happened to the members of the January 6th committee, these liars who hurt people and the country?” he added. “Well, let’s see, Adam Schiff is running for Senate. Adam Kinzinger got a job at CNN. Liz Cheney somehow wound up a professor at the University of Virginia, the august University of Virginia. They’re all still there. Benny Thompson. Ooh, listen to his wisdom. But they’re liars, and above all, this video proves it. Here’s another installment.
“One of the enduring mysteries of January 6th is the role that intelligence and law enforcement agencies played in the events of that day,” Tucker continued. “We know there was some number of undercover federal agents in the crowd at the Capitol. Officials have since admitted that under oath. But what exactly were they doing there? The January 6th committee worked hard to hide the answer to that question.”
“We do know from contemporaneous video tape that a mysterious figure called Ray Epps encouraged the crowd to go into the capitol,” he added. “For some reason, Epps has never been indicted for that. But there’s no question he did it. Under public pressure, the January 6th committee finally interviewed Ray Epps. Epps told the committee that he never entered the capitol and therefore never committed a crime. His text messages showed that at 2:12 PM he boasted to his nephew that he had quote ‘orchestrated’ the protests at the capitol.”
“He admitted he helped get people there,” Tucker said. “Yet curiously, congressional Democrats consider Ray Epps an ally, not an insurrectionist. Tonight, we can tell you that at the very least, Ray Epps lied in his sworn testimony to the January 6th committee. Epps testified that when he sent the text messages to his nephew, he had already left the Capitol grounds to return to his hotel room. That is not true.”
“The surveillance footage we found shows that in fact, Ray Eppss remained at the Capitol for at least another half an hour,” the host said. “You’re seeing that on your screen now. What was Epps doing there? We can’t say, but we do know that he lied to investigators. The January 6th committee likely knew this too. Democrats had access to the same tape, yet they defended Ray Epps.”
“No honest investigation would do that, but the point of the January 6th committee was never to investigate anything.,” Tucker said. “The point was to stage a made-for-TV show trial. From the opening moments, the tone of the hearings was almost comically overheated and polemical. There is not a tragedy in American history that Democrats didn’t liken to the protests of January 6th.”
Epps has been embroiled in controversy since video footage emerged of him at the nation’s capital before and during the January 6 incident, where he can be seen inciting protesters to attack the Capitol building.
He subsequently told the FBI during an interview that he expected a bomb would go off near the Capitol building.
“Yeah, I thought there might be a problem. That’s why I was there,” Epps told John Blischak, a FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force officer, in a March 3, 2021, meeting in Phoenix.
“I was afraid they were going to set off an explosion on one of the side streets,” Epps said, per a recording of the interview obtained by The Epoch Times. “So we tried to stay in the middle, tried to get there early, tried to stay away from the sides. And if something like that happened, I had a first-aid kit. I could help out.”
Becker News added:
Based on his activities, Epps appears to have misled the FBI about his intentions in D.C. and did not reveal his efforts to stoke the attendees to commit treasonous acts against the U.S. government. Epps told agents he originally did not plan on attending a pro-Trump rally, but changed his mind after finding out his son, James Epps Jr., would be there.
As Politico noted about Epps’ activities on January 6: “Epps was also seen in footage just before 1 p.m. on Jan. 6 at the front of a line of Trump supporters who were among the first to breach the Capitol barricades. He whispered something into the ear of Ryan Samsel, who has been charged as one of the first defendants to breach secured Capitol grounds. Moments later, Samsel and others charged through a barricade, injuring a Capitol Police officer on the other side.”