Tucker Carlson, one of the most prominent conservative voices in the country, was taken off the air by Fox News one month ago. As details continue to emerge, it has been revealed that Carlson’s firing may have been a condition demanded by Dominion, the voting technology company involved in a high-profile lawsuit.
But aside from Dominion, new reports also suggest that a small group of individuals may have successfully silenced the influential conservative figure to prevent him from exposing Ray Epps.
Epps, a retired Marine, traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6, months after the 2020 election. While there, Epps was filmed telling other Trump supporters to go “into” the U.S. Capitol “peacefully.”
Tucker’s next planned monologue prior to his firing was set to focus on Epps, according to Carlson’s biographer.
Chadwick Moore just revealed that Tucker’s monologue for his next episode at Fox was about Ray Epps and January 6th.
He was canceled before it would air.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) May 22, 2023
Chadwick Moore, a contributing editor at the Spectator who is now set to release a biography on Tucker, had this to say about Carlson’s departure in a video posted to Twitter today:
I was working closely with Tucker when he was taken off the air by Fox. And as some of you know, I was also a regular on his show, and I happened to be a guest on the final episode of the show, which was on April 21st. I’ve also seen the monologue that Tucker planned to deliver on Monday, April 24th, before his show was abruptly taken off the air…
That monologue dealt with, among other things, investigations around January 6th and particularly Ray Epps, the only person captured on video inciting people to violence at the Capitol that day and allegedly an FBI informant who still has not been arrested or charged.
Ironically a good part of the monologue also dealt with the people and forces that are trying to silence him like AOC and others in government. It has now been reported that his firing was a condition demanded by Dominion as part of the settlement with Fox.
If that is true, it would mean that a small group of people who have a controlling interest in Dominion have managed to silence what is arguably the most important and influential conservative voice in the country, possibly until after the next presidential election.
For those skeptical of his claims, Moore’s video was retweeted by Tucker himself, earlier today.
Carlson has made several claims about Epps’ involvement in the Capitol riot, promoting that Epps, who was seen in videos directing the crowd to the Capitol on the day of the riot, was an informant for the FBI or another government agency, and that he incited the riot. Epps has denied these claims and has said he never entered the Capitol and left before 3 p.m. on the day of the riot. The FBI has denied that Epps was an FBI source or employee.
Epps has stated in a “60 Minutes” interview that he feels Carlson was “obsessed” with him and was trying to “destroy” his life. Epps has also been the subject of Carlson’s show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” multiple times over the past year.
Irony of ironies: On the day Fox announced Tucker’s ouster, DOJ had to address Epps matter in closing arguments in Proud Boys trial after one defendant who took the stand in his defense suggested Epps was a fed to jury: https://t.co/FCxLuWH03S
— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) May 22, 2023
Revolver News explained:
There’s something really weird going on when it comes to the media’s treatment of January 6th main instigator Ray Epps. Despite being one of the few individuals directly involved in the events of that day who has not been arrested or charged, Epps has managed to become something of a “media darling.” In fact, last Sunday, 60 Minutes aired what many have called a “puff piece” on Epps, painting him as some misguided, buffoonish patriot who was just caught up in the moment and didn’t know what was happening.
But why is Epps being treated so differently from the other folks involved in January 6th? And why is he the only one who seems to be adored by the media? These are all questions that have been raised by many, including right here at Revolver News. In fact, it was Revolver who first questioned Epps’ role in the January 6th uproar, and it was Darren’s investigative reporting that apparently caught the attention of 60 Minutes.
This Revolver investigative piece titled “Meet Ray Epps: The Fed-Protected Provocateur Who Appears to Have Led the Very First 1/6 Attack on the US Capitol” is what started it all:
After months of research, Revolver’s investigative reporting team can now reveal that Ray Epps appears to be among the primary orchestrators of the very first breach of the Capitol’s police barricades at 12:50pm on January 6. Epps appears to have led the “breach team” that committed the very first illegal acts on that fateful day. What’s more, Epps and his “breach team” did all their dirty work with 20 minutes still remaining in President Trump’s National Mall speech, and with the vast majority of Trump supporters still 30 minutes away from the Capitol.
Secondly, Revolver also determined, and will prove below, that the the FBI stealthily removed Ray Epps from its Capitol Violence Most Wanted List on July 1, just one day after Revolver exposed the inexplicable and puzzlesome FBI protection of known Epps associate and Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes. July 1 was also just one day after separate New York Times report amplified a glaring, falsifiable lie about Epps’s role in the events of January 6.
Lastly, Ray Epps appears to have worked alongside several individuals — many of them suspiciously unindicted — to carry out a breach of the police barricades that induced a subsequent flood of unsuspecting MAGA protesters to unwittingly trespass on Capitol restricted grounds and place themselves in legal jeopardy.