As Merrick Garland and his Department of Justice hide video footage from Jan. 6 that would likely expose several informants among the crowd, the left has increased its cries to release video footage of an alleged police use of excessive force against LaFayette Square BLM rioters last year, American Greatness reported.
Further, according to an Epoch Times report, a defendant who attended the Trump rally on Jan. 6 has moved for the U.S. government to release Capitol Hill footage that
purportedly reveals police brutality during the rally.
The defendant also claimed that the video footage will reveal the activities of four suspected undercover agent provocateurs.
Ryan Nichols, a 30-year-old Texas man who served in the U.S. Marine Corps, said that the footage, if released, will exonerate him and several other rally-goers.
Of course, it seems increasingly unlikely that the Federal government will do anything to address the brutal treatment of Trump supporters.
Nichols has been jailed in Washington, D.C., since Jan. 18 on charges of civil disorder, disorderly conduct, and unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon on Capitol grounds.
“We have more than a good-faith basis to make these allegations,” Joseph McBride, Nichols’ attorny, told The Epoch Times. “We don’t have conclusive findings, but this is based on months of investigation.
“This is a call for answers,” he added.
Both Nichols and McBride claim that the unreleased footage reveals the actions of four probable government agents: McBride nicknamed the mysteriously unidentified men “RedFace45,” “GogglesMan,” “PippiLongScarf,” and “BirdMan.”
Nobody has been able to account for them so far.
“Several members of this group circulated weapons and sprays throughout the crowd. Some members of this group were present in the now-infamous fight inside the tunnel,” McBride wrote in his court filing.
“Additionally, other members of this group can first be seen on January 6th at the ellipse,” he continued, “then again during the march to the Capitol, and then in highly strategic places on the Western Terrace.”
Also worthy of mention is Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by Capitol Police Officer Michael Byrd, although she was unarmed and posed no lethal threat.
As Garland continues to intentionally overlook evidence of police violence on Jan. 6, he is more than content to defend BLM rioters.
On June 1, 2020, protesting the death of George Floyd, BLM vagrants lined the streets of the federal park for several days, attacking law enforcement, setting fires, and looting adjacent properties.
A police report later confirmed rioters assaulted federal officers with “bricks, rocks, caustic liquids, frozen water bottles, glass bottles, lit flares, rental scooters, and fireworks.”
The riot, which was near the White House, prompted the Secret Service to move former President Donald Trump to a safe location.
Yet the mainstream media reported that the riot was a peaceful protest, and that the police used unwarranted violence to attack the already-retreating mob.
According to BLM activist Kishon McDonald, “police started throwing tear gas and flash-bang grenades at us for no reason . . . We were retreating. Using weapons on us was ridiculous. It just made the situation dangerous.”
The rioters also accused police of hitting protesters with riot shields and batons.