The Washington Post reports:
The Fox News host was elevating a story written for the website Revolver by a former Trump administration official (later fired for links to white nationalists) arguing that “unindicted co-conspirators” referred to in Justice Department charging documents referred to government law enforcement agents.
In other words, that the references implied a significant intertwining of FBI agents in the violence that day. But, as The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake reported, that term wouldn’t apply to FBI agents, and the “co-conspirators” identified by Carlson were at times clearly identifiable.
One, for example, was obviously a suspect’s wife, based on the available information. Marrying someone for a long-game sting operation would be quite a level of commitment.
Read the full article. As I reported in November 2020, Darren Beattie was fired by the Trump administration in 2018 for attending a white nationalist meeting only to be appointed a commission that helps preserve sites related to the Holocaust.
Matt Gaetz sent a letter to FBI Director Wray asking three pointed questions about the FBI’s activity — questions lifted directly from the article that Carlson’s segment was based on. https://t.co/tCwMbMzhud
— Philip Bump (@pbump) June 18, 2021
Very proud to have the talented Dr. Darren Beattie helping our team as a Special Advisor for Speechwriting. Welcome on board!
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) April 19, 2019
In part 4 of our interview, Dr. Darren Beattie answers the objections to his claims that the FBI may very well have had an integral role in carrying out the events of Jan. 6. @DarrenJBeattie
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) June 18, 2021
We are calling on @POTUS to immediately rescind the appointment of Darren Beattie to the Commission for the Preservation of America’s Heritage Abroad. Beattie attended an event and participated on a panel with white supremacists. Full statement: https://t.co/R68Yb6NLxw
— ADL (@ADL) November 18, 2020