(Ken Silva, Headline USA) A Capitol Police Special Agent gave false testimony at the Oath Keepers’ sedition trial last year, according to an analysis of Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol Hill footage by Blaze Media.
Blaze Media reported that the questionable testimony came from Capitol Police Special Agent David Lazarus, who told a jury last year that he witnessed an “antagonistic” standoff between several Oath Keepers and his colleague, Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn.
Lazarus was shown a video at the trial of four Oath Keepers with Dunn inside the Capitol on J6, and was asked by a prosecutor whether he recognized those men—to which Lazarus said, “Yes.”
However, “The problem with Lazarus’ testimony about this significant event is that, according to direct video evidence the jury never saw, it never happened,” Blaze Media said.
Blaze Media then launched into a detailed, step-by-step breakdown of the Capitol Hill CCTV footage that show’s Lazarus’s and Dunn’s movements—finding various contradictions with trial testimony along the way.
“By analyzing the footage from multiple CCTV cameras and comparing the timelines associated with Officer Dunn’s actual interaction on camera with the Oath Keepers, it is clear that Lazarus did not arrive at the bottom of the staircase until three and a half minutes after the last of the Oath Keepers had left the area and were exiting the Capitol Building,” the media outlet said.
“Lazarus emerged from the top of the stairwell just after 3:05 p.m., after tactical units from the ATF and D.C. Metro Police had completely cleared the top of that staircase, the Speaker’s Lobby, and the speaker’s offices of all protesters.”
Blaze further noted that Lazarus’s testimony also contradicts Dunn’s forthcoming book, in which he wrote that he observed Lazarus in a conflict with Oath Keepers—and not the other way around.
Blaze Media touted that its findings show why it’s so crucial that the Jan. 6 CCTV footage be made public. However, Blaze didn’t release the footage that it analyzed for its story.
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.