Caught on Camera: Capitol Officers Uncuff J6 Protester, Share Fist Bump Before Releasing Him


The decision by House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), to release the entire J6 footage, may already be bearing fruit. One video shows Capitol Police acting in an untrustworthy 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?

Only two options are possible.

First, the man on the video could be an undercover FBI agent or other federal agency. He may have been one of those inciting violence to make it appear that the situation was worse. They could have cuffed his hands to give the impression that he was arrested to avoid suspicion by the other people present.

In the past year, new revelations have shed more light on government actions during the riot. Julie Kelly, an American Greatness journalist, reported that FBI informants “vastly” outnumbered confidential human sources, and “plain-clothed operators representing other law enforcement organizations.”

The motion also makes a damning statement about the behaviour of the informants as seen on the bodycam footage. The document states that “this new information is clearly exculpatory.” “Bodycam video recordings worn by undercover Metropolitan Police on January 6, show the undercover police officers cheering the demonstrators with chants such as ‘Go! Go! Stop the theft! Our House!”

“Undercover agents were placed among the protesters to act as instigators, not just observers.”

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

Another possibility is that officers detained him because they believed he was involved in criminal activity at the Capitol. They decided to let him go after confirming that he was not committing any crimes. The fist-bumping was a friendly gesture from a man who had been released.

Both are possible. The government’s lack of transparency about how much its agents were involved in the riot does not inspire confidence in their honesty. In reality, the feds infiltrated and encouraged much of the rioting. This being the case, it’s not surprising that one might believe this footage is of an agent or informant working with authorities to create as much criminality as possible. This video could be just the tip of a tyrannical mountain.