Carlson floats conspiracy theory that the FBI orchestrated the Jan. 6 Capitol attack

During his Fox News show on Tuesday night, Tucker Carlson elaborated on a conspiracy theory that the FBI was behind the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

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TUCKER CARLSON: But strangely, some of the key people who participated on January 6 have not been charged. Look at the document. The government calls those people unindicted co-conspirators. What does that mean? Well, it means that in potentially every single case they were FBI operatives. Really? In the Capitol on January 6? For example, one of those unindicted co-conspirators is someone government documents identify only as person two. According to those documents, person two stayed in the same hotel room as a man called Thomas Caldwell, an insurrectionist, a man alleged to be a member of the group the Oath Keepers.

Person two also, quote, "stormed the barricades" at the Capitol on January 6 alongside Thomas Caldwell. The government's indictments further indicate that Caldwell, who, by the way, is a 65-year-old man, this dangerous insurrectionist, was led to believe there would be a, quote, "quick reaction force" also participating on January 6. That quick reaction force, Caldwell was told, would be led by someone called person three who had a hotel room and an accomplice with him.

But wait. Here's the interesting thing. Person two and person three were organizers of the riot. The government knows who they are. But the government has not charged them. Why is that? You know why. They were almost certainly working for the FBI. So FBI operatives were organizing the attack on the Capitol on January 6 according to government documents. And those two are not alone. In all, "Revolver News" reported that there are, quote, "upwards of 20 unindicted co-conspirators in the indictments, all playing various roles in the conspiracy, who have not been charged for virtually the exact same activities and in some cases much, much more severe activities as those named alongside them in the indictments."

Huh? So it turns out that this white supremacist insurrection was, again, by the government's own admission in these documents organized at least in part by government agents. Are you shocked? We're shocked. We shouldn't be shocked because in March the FBI director admitted that the Bureau is infiltrating as many dissident groups that oppose the regime as it possibly can.