Today Ford Fisher whose tweets have been censored wrote this:
After a fresh, close look at my January 6 footage, I discovered something in the chaos I didn’t know I captured:
On the Capitol East side, Capitol Police Lieutenant Tarik Khalid Johnson is in my footage wearing a MAGA hat and shouting into a bullhorn.
That seems sorta … strange, right?
Like, why would he wear that hat, and is he leading people out?
In my subsequent shot, Capitol Police Lieutenant Tarik Khalid Johnson can be seen wearing a MAGA cap and yelling into a bullhorn while leading several officers out of the building, followed by protesters. pic.twitter.com/zE1Uzi2ddu
— Ford Fischer (@FordFischer) August 18, 2022
Now, this has been reported before, albeit not widely.
The officer seen in the footage was accused of wearing a MAGA hat and received a suspension for that!
He did offer a lame excuse that the was trying to rescue cops when he leads protesters out and yells on the bull horn!
However, there was only a photo of him until today!
More footage of the officer wearing the MAGA hat. pic.twitter.com/ZsI1sWQouy
— 🇺🇸 (@FreeStateWill) August 19, 2022
One year ago a Capitol police officer was suspended after a photo of him wearing a Make America Great Again hat went viral said he was wearing the pro-Donald Trump merch as part of a plan to help trapped members of the Capitol Police.
Johnson’s fellow officers said he asked for approval of the plan but failed to get a response. Johnson is one of three officers who were suspended in the aftermath of the riots.
The question remains, why isn’t this mentioned by the January 6th committee?
Where did he get the hat? When? And why no one checks his false statement?
Imagine if they released all of the footage.
It’s really the only way Americans will ever really know what happened that day.
So if you take the video at face value, Johnson was appealing to the people the government has painted as terrorists and they without hesitation went to help him to help get the officers out. He didn’t fear appealing to those guys. That sort of blows up a lot of the narrative that has been pitched against the Oathkeepers. Now, I don’t know what the legal status is of the folks who helped him, but if they got charged for going in, that would seem a very significant defense. Plus, it seems to militate against the “insurrection” idea, if they’re trying to help get people out. And they don’t look like “armed terrorists” as the Jan. 6 Committee has tried to paint them when they’re trying to help the police.
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