REVEALED: J6 footage shows arrested Blaze journalist Steve Baker covering riot, protests despite FBI claims of 'disorderly and disruptive conduct'

In addition to the video surveillance footage, FBI charging documents show that Baker had been working as a journalist when he entered the Capitol building to document the events unfolding.

Katie Daviscourt Seattle WA
Blaze Media obtained video surveillance footage from inside and outside the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, that they say shows investigative journalist Steve Baker acting as a reporter during the protest.

Baker, a journalist who works for Blaze Media, was arrested by the FBI on Friday and charged with four non-violent misdemeanors over his alleged involvement in the events of Jan. 6, 2021, at the US Capitol.

Video surveillance footage shows Baker roaming about the Capitol, both inside and outside, video recording the events unfolding on his cell phone. Baker is also seen speaking into his phone as if he were reporting on what had been occurring. The journalist can be identified in the video with his red hat and black backpack.

"We sifted through hundreds of hours of Capitol security video to find and show all available footage of @TPC4USA's path through the Capitol. Judge for yourself whether or not he committed a crime. Major thanks to @RepLoudermilk and @SpeakerJohnson for delivering on this," wrote Blaze Media on X.

In addition to the video surveillance footage, FBI charging documents show that Baker had been working as a journalist when he entered the Capitol building to document the events unfolding.

The charging documents state that Baker had been video recording the event and providing commentary as to what had been occurring inside and outside the Capitol building. The documents do not show Baker committing any violent crimes. They simply show Baker video recording and reporting, which is the job of a journalist.

Baker's arrest has sparked mass outrage, with individuals accusing the Biden administration of violating the First Amendment and jailing journalists.

The journalist was arrested by the FBI in Dallas, Texas on Friday and has been charged with knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds; disorderly conduct in a capitol building; and parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building.

The Justice Department has used "non-violent misdemeanor" charges to convict and imprison hundreds of non-violent protesters who were in Washington, DC to attend a rally with then President Donald J. Trump and then moved to the Capitol building. Biden's Special Counsel Jack Smith has used the obstruction of an official proceeding theory as the basis for half of his charges against Trump in the J6 case against him.

Baker's arrest is the latest among other journalists who reported on the events of J6 such as David Medina and Owen Shroyer.
Sign in to comment


Powered by The Post Millennial CMS™ Comments

Join and support independent free thinkers!

We’re independent and can’t be cancelled. The establishment media is increasingly dedicated to divisive cancel culture, corporate wokeism, and political correctness, all while covering up corruption from the corridors of power. The need for fact-based journalism and thoughtful analysis has never been greater. When you support The Post Millennial, you support freedom of the press at a time when it's under direct attack. Join the ranks of independent, free thinkers by supporting us today for as little as $1.

Support The Post Millennial

Remind me next month

To find out what personal data we collect and how we use it, please visit our Privacy Policy

By signing up you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy
© 2024 The Post Millennial, Privacy Policy | Do Not Sell My Personal Information