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‘They Set Us Up!’ Bombshell J6 Footage Shows Officers Discussing ‘Non-Uniformed’ Agents, Protesters Pushed Towards Capitol

Speaker Kevin McCarthy may be granting Tucker Carlson access to the 14,000 hours of January 6 surveillance footage, but Americans won’t need to wait until the Fox News primetime cable host’s reports are aired to get a taste of what those videos are likely to show.

Newly released bodycam footage obtained due to the court trial of Jan. 6 defendant William Pope of Topeka, Kansas shows uniformed officers discussing how to spot “non-uniform” agents. In addition, the released videos show that undercover officers climbed barricades and urged protesters to go toward the Capitol Building. MPD bicycle officers stopped four armed men in plainclothes that turned out to be law enforcement agents. Another video shows a man walking behind Ashli Babbitt, the woman fatally slain by Capitol Police officer Michael Byrd, and predicted that “someone will get shot.” There is also a new wrinkle in the activities of Ray Epps and Ryan Samsel on the day of the Capitol Riots.

Several of the videos were posted in a Twitter thread by William Pope under the handle of @FreeStateWill.

The videos were reported on and authenticated by Joseph M. Hanneman at the Epoch Times.

According to Pope’s motion, three undercover MPD officers approached the northwest corner of the Capitol grounds at about 1:40 p.m. on Jan. 6. Officer 1, who filmed the event, joined in with the crowd and chanted, “Drain the swamp!”

After a group of men ran past the officers toward the Capitol, Officer 2 — who was wearing a Trump beanie — commented, “Those guys are getting shot,” according to the motion.

Then Officer 1 joined in with the crowd chanting, “Whose house? Our house!”

Pope also describes how Officer 1 climbed over a barricade: “Officer 1 began yelling at people in front of him to ‘Go, go, go!’ As they climbed bicycle racks, Officer 1 yelled for the crowd to ‘help him up, help him up!’ followed by ‘push him up, push him up!’”

“Needing help to get up, Officer 1 asked a nearby man to give him a boost,” the motion continues. “The man gives Officer 1 a lift up, and Officer 1 says ‘Thanks, bro.’”

The motion can be read below:

United States v. POPE – Res… by Stephen Horn

As the motion adds, Officer 1 pushed protesters in front of him to advance on the Capitol, shouting, “C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, let’s go!”

Video from the bodycam of MPD officer Terry Thorne shows him urging protesters to go down Constitution Avenue to the Capitol from Trump’s speech at 12:30 p.m. He says to “keep the march going.”

“Let’s keep it going,” Thorne says. “Let’s keep the march going. Let’s keep it going. Guys, let’s keep the march going.”

One video showed uniformed police explaining how to spot non-uniform police who were working the Capitol Riots.

“Dark hair, black vest, thin blue line, thing on, dark hair,” the officer said. “And he’s got like, it looked like a little 27 or something on his hip. No police identification on him at all.”

“They will have a wristband,” he added. “Their guns will have a candy stripe on the barrel. Okay. I don’t know the wristband color, but they’ll have a wristband somewhere.”

In another clip, plain clothes officers reveal their identification and confirm that they are all “armed.”

The bodycam of MPD officer Lawrence Lazewski shows him and another MPD officer expressing the belief police had been “set up” on January 6.

After nearly 90 minutes on the police line on the west front of the Capitol, Lazewski retreated to the Upper West Terrace at 2:33 p.m. He approached a group of other officers, one of whom was engaged in an animated discussion.

“They set us the [expletive] up,” the officer said. “That’s what they did. They set us up.”

“They set up [Unit] 64, absolutely, and then they ask you all to come two hours later. They set us up.”

Lazewski said, “They needed everybody right away,” to which the other officer replied, “Nah, right away, they set us the [expletive] up. We ain’t got [expletive].”

“I didn’t realize how bad … they set us up to fail,” Lazewski commented at one point.

“They did,” the other officer replied.

“There was no way we were winning that,” Lazewski said. “Now you’ve got at least four platoons that are just gassed out.”

Pope had earlier reported on Ray Epps and pointed out that while several protest participants who had pushed a Trump 2020 sign into police had been charged, Epps has thus far escaped all charges. This is despite documented evidence that he was attempting to incite an insurrection the night before January 6, prompting chants that he was a “Fed.” Epps had also talked to one of the initial protesters who had started the breach, Ryan Samsel, only moments before he lunged at a police barricade.

Stephen Horn, who is working on a January 6 documentary, further corroborates that this was indeed Epps.

In a newly released video, Pope says that Ryan Samsel was spotted walking nearby an undercover Michael Sherwin, who is a U.S. Attorney for D.C.

“Ryan Samsel (jean jacket and red hat) who pushed the gates at the Peace Circle can be seen walking past an undercover Michael Sherwin (U.S. Attorney for D.C.) at 15th and Constitution Ave prior to President Trump’s speech,” the post states.

Stephen Horn in a Substack post argues that the reportage, as well as the case of a Virginia man named Fi Duong, who met an Metropolitan Police Undercover Employee on the morning of January 6, constitutes further evidence that there were agent provocateurs working the Capitol Riots on January 6.

The newly released footage adds to the mounting evidence that the federal government, which had been tracking far-right extremists plotting to be in the capitol on January 6 since at least November, not only allowed the Capitol Riots to happen, but had aided and abetted in the “insurrection.” The Capitol Riots conveniently truncated objections to the 2020 election, as well as became weaponized fodder to attack former President Donald Trump in the aftermath.

While there have been a scant number of protesters charged for the state crime of insurrection or seditious conspiracy, one case in particular stands out as the next inflection point to make it an indisputable fact that the federal government assisted in fomenting the January 6 riots. It is the case of Enrique Tarrio, the “Proud Boy” leader who had a history as an FBI informant.

The federal government’s case against Tarrio and four co-defendants hinges in part on a document entitled “1776 Returns” that allegedly lays out how the Proud Boys intended to go to the capitol on January 6 with the explicit intention of overturning the election.

The document turned up in the possession of Tarrio’s girlfriend and bears the hallmarks of originating in the intelligence community.

As American Greatness’ Julie Kelly reported, “In two separate criminal indictments, prosecutors explained how the document ended up in the hands of Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the Proud Boys.”

“On December 30, 2020 [an unnamed] individual sent Tarrio a document—[that] set forth a plan to occupy a few ‘crucial buildings’ in Washington, D.C. on January 6, including House and Senate buildings around the Capitol, with ‘as many people as possible’ to ‘show our politicians We the People are in charge,’” the report notes.

A motion filed in mid-February contradicts the Justice Department’s assertion that the document was used to guide the Proud Boy’s conduct on January 6.

“It appears that the government itself is the author of the most incriminating and damning document in this case, which was mysteriously sent at government request to Proud Boy leader Enrique Tarrio immediately prior to January 6 in order to frame or implicate Tarrio in a government created scheme to storm buildings around the Capitol,” Roger Roots, attorney for Dominic Pezzola, wrote in a motion seeking a mistrial. “As such, [the document] and the government’s efforts to frame or smear defendants with it, constitutes outrageous government conduct.”

The document is tied to a man named Samuel Armes, a cryptocurrency trader in Florida who has substantial ties to the U.S. intelligence community.

“Armes told the January 6 select committee last year that he has worked for the State Department and Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa,” Kelly points out.

“A lot of the work that I did for the government was in counterthreat finance or regulatory environments around crypto,” he testified.

Armes was enrolled in a special program to prepare graduates planning to pursue a career in the intelligence sector. Armes told House investigators he was “groomed to be in the CIA, FBI, or any intel agencies.”

According to further reports, a defense attorney suggested that as many as 15 federal informants worked the Proud Boys case. However, much of this information remains under seal.

The January 6 event may appear to the untrained eye to be a spontaneous protest that resulted in chaos. But the footage that has been released, the federal government’s actions (and inaction) prior to the event, as well as legal developments since that date is proving that the Capitol Riots was indeed a “set up.”

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