House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) sparked a spirited debate last week when he announced that House Republicans would be releasing all of the J6 footage. Since then, members of the chattering class have been going back and forth about the riot now that new evidence further demonstrates that the incident was not worse than the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as was claimed by several on the left.
A new revelation could add complexity to the narratives surrounding J6 or mean nothing at all. Just the News published bodycam footage of a D.C. Metro Police officer who claimed that he, along with other officers, “go undercover” with Antifa.
Just the News obtained video footage on Tuesday of an undercover Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department officer who was recorded by his body-worn cam behind police lines at the U.S. Capitol grounds. The footage has been obtained directly from sources that are official and it has not been edited.
The Capitol Police used tear gas against pro-Trump demonstrators. He was seen giving water to his fellow officers. The officer was wearing a gray jacket and plain clothes. A badge around his neck identifies him as a cop.
The undercover officer was helping his fellow officer when he told him “We are going undercover in a crowd like Antifa.”
BREAKING: Jan. 6 body cam video of a Metro D.C. police officer telling his fellow colleague, “We go undercover as antifa in a crowd,” has been confirmed authentic by Just the News. pic.twitter.com/R57Io6Nbzi
— Leading Report (@LeadingReport) November 22, 2023
This statement has sparked speculation as to the extent of the covert operations conducted during the riot. This new information could raise more questions, given that the FBI, and other agencies, had informants present in the group at the Capitol Building that day.
The footage could be viewed by some as further proof that federal agents, or informants, were involved with Antifa. They may have even instigated a portion of the violence on the Capitol grounds. It was suspected that some Antifa members were involved in the violence.
The officer’s statements could indicate something else. He could have been discussing how he, along with his colleagues, infiltrated Antifa protests and other demonstrations to identify and deal with potential threats. Other law enforcement agencies went undercover to work with Antifa, and other groups, during the George Floyd demonstrations.
It is hard to know what the officer meant without more context. It does, however, reinforce the fact that the circumstances around the Capitol Building riot are not straightforward. The officer’s remarks only add to the confusion, as there has not been any clarification.