Ray Epps’ lawyer has sent a letter to Fox News demanding a retraction over host Tucker Carlson airing more footage taken during the January 6 riot and exposing Epps lying to the House Committee on when he left during the unfolding incident.
The New York Times reports the letter sent by Michael Teter also demands Carlson publicly retract his “false and defamatory statements” that Epps had worked as an undercover provocateur for the federal government to whip up the crowd that stormed into the Capitol building.
“The fanciful notions that Mr. Carlson advances on his show regarding Mr. Epps’s involvement in the Jan. 6 insurrection are demonstrably (and already proven to be) false,” Teter wrote. “And yet Mr. Carlson persists with his assault on the truth.”
“Oddly, Mr. Carlson now also espouses the view that those rioters were akin to peaceful tourists,” Teter continued. “This leads to the obvious question: Is Mr. Carlson now accusing Mr. Epps of provoking peaceful protests?”
Not only was Epps caught on camera telling people to go to the Capitol building on January 5 and 6, along with being among the first to breach the outside perimeter of the complex, but footage Carlson aired proved Epps lied when he testified he left the grounds of the Capitol earlier than he actually did.
BREAKING: January 6 footage shows that Ray Epps lied to the J6 Committee about when he left the Capitol on that day.
J6 Committee members likely knew this but defended him anyway. pic.twitter.com/tX4WUc28uX
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 7, 2023
Teter’s letter states Carlson and Fox News must respond in a written confirmation that they intend to comply with Epps’s demands by March 31. The letter also asked Fox News to preserve all communications concerning the network’s arrangement with Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who gave Carlson access to the previously unseen footage.
Scumbag traitor, Ray Epps sold his soul to the devil!
If he’s not a FBI agent or informer, then He needs to be arrested and put in the DC Prison like the rest of the people. Then see what the FBI says.
Truth doesn’t mind being questioned. A lie does not like being challenged.
seriously….we can see on this video of mr epps standing there…i saw some of the video of what happened on jan 6th…..we all heard it was suppose to be a peaceful protest….and the left knew abt it and decided to get them going…and encourage them to go inside…this was planned and lots of people knew about it….even the police…..they werent around….so i see something planned here…the left just doesnt like the truth….esp if its telling on them…..