Amidst the 41,000 hours of video footage from the January 6 Capitol riot, U.S. Capitol Police are attempting to prevent its release to the public.
Investigative journalist Steve Baker is one of only five known reporters with access to the material, and he believes that if released, it could alter public opinion on the incident.
Glenn Beck has expressed his suspicions that authorities may be withholding information.
“This is the people’s videotape. This is the people’s House, the people’s Capitol, and we’re not allowed to see the videotape. I don’t buy it’s not for a reason that is less than dark,” Glenn tells Baker.
Glenn spoke to a former Capitol Police officer recently who only heightened his suspicions surrounding the riot.
“He said nobody knows who Julie Farnam is, and everyone should know,” Glenn says, asking Baker to tell him what he knows.
Baker observes that Farnam, who previously worked for Homeland Security, was hired by the Capitol Police only three months before January 6. She was tasked with modernizing the department and, when she testified after the riot, she stated that there was substantial intelligence predicting a large crowd of armed protesters arriving at the Capitol.
Baker emphasizes that his research on Farnam does not suggest any malicious intent on her part.
“But I will tell you that again, going back to her testimony before the select committee, that there are more clues about what Lieutenant Johnson said in that she absolutely called an intelligence meeting with the upper echelon of Capitol Police leadership and this was on January 4,” Baker adds.
Baker then tells Glenn something that the American people have remained in the dark about.
“The fact that they knew — and this is very, very important for the American people to know — is not only that they had the intelligence, and it wasn’t just from their own internal analysts, this intelligence of a significant event that was coming their way was testified to by many other sources,” he says.
He adds that the “other thing that Americans don’t know is that the Capitol Police themselves had issued at least six what they call First Amendment protest permits for that day.”