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Justice: Fox's Tucker Carlson in airing surveillance video of J6's 'QAnon Shaman' omitted key parts

Prosecutors said the four minutes of footage played by Carlson was disclosed to Pezzola and Chansley by September 2021.

Published: March 13, 2023 2:23pm

Updated: March 13, 2023 2:47pm

Justice Department prosecutors say Fox News Channel's Tucker Carlson omitted key footage of rioter "QAnon Shaman" during the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot when opinion show host aired parts of the incident last week.

"The televised footage lacks the context of what occurred before and after the footage," the prosecutors wrote in a court filing Sunday in response to a motion to dismiss charges based on the footage aired by Carlson.

The filing was in response to a dismissal motion from Proud Boy leader Dominic Pezzola after he asserted that the government withheld some footage of QAnon Shaman, the fur-hatted, spear-carry protester whose name is Jacob Chansley.

Prosecutors said the four minutes of footage played by Carlson was disclosed to Pezzola and Chansley by September 2021, except for about 10 seconds that was produced in January over safety concerns.

Chansley was sentenced in November to 41 months in prison for his role in the Jan. 6 riot, while Pezzola is currently on trial for his actions that day.

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