Former Lt. Tarik Johnson who was on duty on January 6th took to Twitter and wrote that both police officers and demonstrators were set up on January 6th.
Johnson wrote on Twitter “EVERY demonstrator and EVERY police officer there on J6 was set up. This is why I say all the officers and demonstrators need to call a truce and focus on Pittman’s failures.”
He continued “USCP Chief J. Thomas Manger is protecting Pittman like a lion protects her cubs even after all the death and destruction Pittman’s actions caused on J6.”
U.S. Capitol Police Officer, Tarik Johnson, is Blowing The Whistle as loud as he can.
Since they interviewed Ray Epps, there’s no way they would miss interviewing Officer Johnson—right?
“Every demonstrator and every police officer there on J6 was set-up.” https://t.co/mQeNXx2rl7 pic.twitter.com/efPlqQel81
— Te𝕏asLindsay™ (@TexasLindsay_) August 6, 2023
The former capitol officer concluded his tweet by writing “Manger is effectively spitting in the eyes of everyone there that day to include the families of Officer Brian Sicknick and Ashli Babbitt and the sad part is he won’t even provide a handkerchief.”
Look at Johnson’s tweet here:
EVERY demonstrator and EVERY police officer there on J6 was set-up. This is why I say all the officers and demonstrators need to call a truce and focus on Pittman’s failures. USCP Chief J. Thomas Manger is protecting Pittman like a lion protects her cubs even after all the death…
— Tarik Johnson (@elleonCEOTK) August 4, 2023
🔥🚨BREAKING NEWS: Former US Capitol Police Lieutenant named Tarik Johnson just revealed that EVERY police officer that was at January 6th was set-up and also revealed that Ashli Babbitt’s murderer is being protected. pic.twitter.com/HoOtVgXUqQ
— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) August 6, 2023
Johnson later double downed on his tweet.
Take a look:
Thank you to the creator of this. I’d like to double down on the statement I made. Please pray for Yogananda Pittman. God bless. pic.twitter.com/hasNuSEnFf
— Tarik Johnson (@elleonCEOTK) August 6, 2023
Johnson was previously interviewed by Tucker Carlson.
Per Fox News:
Tucker Carlson sat down with a former Capitol Police officer who was ignored by the House Jan. 6 Select Committee despite the pivotal role he had that day.
Tarik Johnson, a 22-year veteran on the Capitol Hill force, was tasked with securing the certification of the 2020 presidential election.
“My voice is one of the first ones you hear on the audio transmission, so I did expect to get an interview sometime, but it didn’t happen.” Johnson told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” about the House Select Committee in an interview aired Tuesday. “I guess the focus was on Donald Trump.”
Despite pleas for help on Jan. 6, Johnson said he did not hear anything, not even from Capitol Police chief assistant Yogananda Pittman, who allegedly kept vital information about the protests from him. The federal intel and law enforcement agencies knew about the warnings of a massive disturbance at the Capitol on Jan. 6, Carlson said, but the frontline officers on duty that day did not know.
“We should have been better prepared that day, and we could have been better prepared that day if the information was disseminated like it was supposed to be,” Johnson said.
Johnson, whose role was to evacuate lawmakers safely, urged for guidance from his superiors but did not hear back. So he took matters into his own hands that day, as seen by footage released by “Tucker Carlson Tonight” from inside the Capitol Building.
However, his career came to a screeching halt after he was spotted outside the Capitol wearing a Make America Great Again hat, which received national attention.