It appears House Speaker Mike Johnson’s (R-LA) decision to release all of the J6 footage might already be yielding some fruit. One video shows Capitol Police officers acting in a suspicious manner.


In the footage, Capitol Police can be seen walking a man, who appears to be a J6 protester, to an exit in the Capitol building. The man is handcuffed. Once they get close to the metal detector, one of the officers uncuffs the individual, who gives another officer a fist bump before walking out of the building.

So, what gives? Why would two Capitol Police officers, who were supposedly dealing with an “insurrection” full of people supposedly trying to take down the government, lead one of the “insurrectionists” out of the building and give him a hearty fist bump before he leaves?

There are only two possibilities.

The first is that the man in the footage was an undercover agent working with the FBI or another federal agency. He could have been among those who were inciting people to violence to make the situation appear worse than it was. Perhaps they cuffed him to make it appear as if he was being arrested, to throw off suspicion from the rest of the crowd of people who were present.


Earlier this year, more revelations shed light on the government’s actions during the riot. Julie Kelly, a journalist with American Greatness, reported that the number of FBI informants in the crowd “vastly outnumbered” confidential human sources and “plain clothes operators representing other law enforcement agencies.”

But even more damning is what the motion says about the behavior of these informants according to bodycam footage. “This new information is plainly exculpatory,” the document reads. “Bodycam videos worn on January 6 by undercover Metropolitan Police officers show the undercover officers cheering on the demonstrators, with chants of ‘Go! Go! Go!,’ ‘Stop the Steal!,’ and ‘Whose House? Our House!’”

“Undercover operatives were planted among the protesters as instigators; not just observers.”

The attorney also points out that there were “at least 10 to 12 additional, previously unknown plain-clothes MPD officers among the Proud Boys on January 6.” This means that there were at least 50 informants who had infiltrated the group on that day.

The other possibility is that the officers detained the individual because they suspected him of engaging in wrongdoing at the Capitol. After finding out he wasn’t committing crimes, they decided to release him; the fist bump was just a friendly gesture on the part of a man who was glad to be released.


Either is possible. Yet, the fact that the government has not exactly been transparent about the extent to which its agents participated in the riot doesn’t inspire much confidence in its honesty. The reality is that the feds had infiltrated the mob and egged on much of what occurred there. Taking this into account, one couldn’t be blamed for believing that this footage shows an informant or agent working with the authorities to create as many criminals as possible. This little video might just be the tip of the tyrannical iceberg.