Jan 6 Events Were a ‘Cover Up’: Ex-Capitol Police Chief

Originally published August 4, 2023 6:53 am PDT

As former President Donald Trump faces his third indictment related to the January 6, 2021 Capitol riot, a previously unaired interview with ex-Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund has surfaced.

In the interview, Sund referred to the events of that day as a “cover up,” sparking further controversy.

The interview, conducted by former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, was exclusively released in fragments by The National Pulse.

Sund, a decorated police veteran, expressed his frustration, stating, “If I was allowed to do my job as the chief, we wouldn’t be here, this didn’t have to happen.”

In the interview, Sund also pointed fingers at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.

He claimed they failed to provide him with crucial intelligence that could have prevented the Capitol Hill chaos.

Sund said, “Like I said, I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but when you look at the information and intelligence they had, the military had, it’s all watered down. I’m not getting intelligence, I’m denied any support from National Guard in advance. I’m denied National Guard while we’re under attack, for 71 minutes.”

Sund’s comments led Carlson to suggest that the intelligence was intentionally hidden.

Sund responded, “Could there possibly be actually … they kind of wanted something to happen? It’s not a far stretch to begin to think that. It’s sad when you start putting everything together and thinking about the way this played out … What was their end goal?”

The interview was never aired, and according to Sund, Carlson was fired from Fox News on the day he planned to broadcast it.

Sund took to social media, questioning the timing of Carlson’s dismissal, “On the day he was fired, @TuckerCarlson was planning to air parts of our one-hour interview and showcase my book. But Fox canned both Tucker and the interview. Coincidence?”

Trump’s legal team has reportedly subpoenaed Fox News for the unaired interview, which could potentially support their defense.

In a recent conversation with British comedian Russell Brand, Carlson revealed that Sund had claimed the crowd on Jan. 6 was “filled with federal agents.”

Meanwhile, Trump pleaded not guilty to four felony charges related to the Jan 6 riot on Thursday.