Donald Trumphas called for the members of the January 6 committee to tried for treason because they ‘knowingly refused’ to share the Capitol riot footage aired by Tucker Carlson.
The former president called members of the Democrat-led panel ‘political hacks and thugs’ that have been ‘totally discredited’ by the new videos.
In his Truth Social post he also called for the release of all jailed January 6 prisoners and suspects after the Fox News host aired more clips on his show on Tuesday night.
It included an interview with a Capitol cop wearing a MAGA hat during the riot who resigned a short time later, believing he had no future in the force.
Carlson has been handed 40,000 hours of footage from inside the Capitol, which House Speaker Kevin McCarthy says was a decision made for transparency.
Donald Trump has called for the members of the January 6 committee to tried for treason because they ‘knowingly refused’ to share the Capitol riot footage aired by Tucker Carlson
The former president called members of the Democrat-led panel ‘political hacks and thugs’ that have been ‘totally discredited’ by the new videos
‘GREAT JOB BY TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT,’ Trump wrote late Tuesday night.
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The closed-circuit security tape appears to show the notorious, so-called QAnon Shaman (a.k.a. Jacob Chansley) being lead through the halls of Congress by police.
‘The Unselect Committee of political Hacks & Thugs has been totally discredited.
‘They knowingly refused to show the Videos that mattered. They should be tried for Fraud and Treason, and those imprisoned and being persecuted should be exonerated and released, NOW’.
Treason is punishable by death in the U.S. and the lowest prison sentence is five years.
It is described in the criminal code as: ‘Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.’
On Monday, Carlson claimed that the footage showed the rioters were ‘mostly peaceful’. On Tuesday, he spoke to Lt. Tarik Johnson about the unrest, and Johnson’s infamy after he was seen wearing the hat.
Johnson told Carlson that his bosses had failed them, saying the Capitol Police commanders were ill prepared and did not answer when he radioed seeking guidance.
He said it was shameful that his boss, Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman, who oversaw the department’s operations in the days leading up to the riot, had been praised by Nancy Pelosi and was now in a cozy role heading up policing at the University of California in Berkeley.
Lt. Tarik Johnson is seen on January 6 wearing a MAGA cap
Johnson told Tucker Carlson (right) that when he radioed asking for guidance amid the riot, there was no response
‘The frontline officers and supervisors were not prepared at all,’ Johnson told Carlson.
‘We had no idea we were going to be facing what we faced that day.’
Carlson broadcast footage of Johnson appearing to help protect the members of Congress inside the building when it was stormed.
Johnson was suspended the day after the riot, when footage of him in the MAGA cap emerged.
He then resigned, believing he had no future at the force.
Carlson presented Johnson diligently doing his job.
‘Around 2 o’clock I hear an officer say the Capitol was breached. So I ran inside to assist,’ said Johnson, adding that he locked doors to keep the political leaders safe.
He then radioed his bosses for help.
‘I said something to the effect of, we need direction,’ Johnson said.
‘”What do you want me to do?” Nobody responded.’
Assistant Chief Yogananda Pittman, who oversaw the department’s operations in the days leading up to the riot. She was promoted on January 7, but resigned in July 2022
Johnson condemned Pittman’s leadership
Johnson is seen on January 6 working to evacuate the Capitol
Johnson continued: ‘I was requesting permission to evacuate the senate side, the senate chambers, because I had a clear line of sight to get them out the senate door, and I didn’t get permission.
‘The dispatcher called a couple times to see if I could get permission.
He said that his superiors failed, so he had to take the initiative.
‘The person that I thought was going to authorize the evacuation didn’t do it,’ Johnson said.
‘I wanted to get those members of congress out as quickly as I could.
‘That’s why I initiated those evacuations.’
He said he deliberately ignored the chain of command, and usual procedures.
‘Me being disciplined, it wasn’t as important as not getting the members of congress and their staff to safety.’
Carlson asked him about the moment he donned the MAGA cap.
‘There was a demonstrator on the right side of me, he reached over and put the MAGA hat on me,’ said Johnson, a self-professed Biden voter.
‘He asked for it back and I said I would like to keep it as the hat is going to help me.’
Carlson said: ‘It’s your passport through the crowd.’ Johnson agreed.
🚨BREAKING: In an interview with Tucker Carlson, former Capitol Police Lieutenant who was suspended for wearing MAGA hat says then assistant Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman who was later promoted by Nancy Pelosi kept vital info from Police on January 6th pic.twitter.com/LE6t41qEAa— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) March 8, 2023
‘I figured if I had the hat on, it would be easier for me to navigate my way through the crowd.
‘It was basically self-preservation and de-escalation and I needed to get up those steps.
‘I couldn’t say what would have happened walking through that crowd without it.’
Johnson said he was never contacted by the January 6 Committee, even though he wanted to testify about what he had seen.
‘I asked myself why every day,’ he said.
‘And every day I might have a different answer but I looked at how pretty much they focused on Donald Trump, and not the failures of the Capitol Police.’
Asked by Carlson why the rioters were in the Capitol, Johnson said some wanted to be violent, but others believed they were acting patriotically.
‘I think that some people there had planned on being violent. Some people may have turned violent after what they were going through.
‘I think that people wanted to support their president.
‘Some of those people wanted just to support him and some of those people didn’t commit violence, and some of those people didn’t plan on it.’
2 thoughts on “Trump demands January 6 committee members are tried for TREASON: Says ‘political hacks & thugs’ on panel should be thrown in jail for ‘refusing’ to show videos aired by Tucker Carlson ~ March 9, 2023”
I’d like to see that treasonous traitor who was never in Vietnam, but says he was, tried. Funny, I’ve never worn a MAGA hat, but I’m MAGA 100%. They should learn that it isn’t the clothes, but that’s just one of their faults.