New professionally edited video has emerged of police officers allowing protesters into the Upper West Terrace Doors of the United States Capitol on January 6th, 2021.
A trusted source exclusively released the video below to The Gateway Pundit. Tightly edited with markers and commentary narration, it is meant to be presented in court to defend Brady Knowlton and Patrick Montgomery. Both men are facing felony charges for “Obstruction of an Official Proceeding” on January 6th.
This new video will indisputably exonerate Brady Knowlton, Patrick Montgomery and all the rally-goers seen entering these doors by any reasonable jury or fair judge.
See video of Capitol Police Officers letting Trump Supporters in The Capitol:
This video was originally obtained from the United States Department of Justice after media organizations joined a motion to have it released. It has gone largely under the radar until it was put into context by our source, who carefully edited the video so the average viewer can understand what is going on.
“This video is very convincing, very persuasive,” said Knowlton’s famous attorney Alan Dershowitz (one of the attorneys in the J6 “Dream Team” Knowlton has assembled) in an interview with The Gateway Pundit. “In the very least the video shows that a reasonable person could believe that he or she was not being stopped or prevented from going in. At the most it shows that the police were welcoming him in.”
“I think that all Americans should see that videotape. I think it is going to help in the court of public opinion as well.”
“There is a Supreme Court decision, there are a few cases which say that if a defendant relied on what the police told them to do,” said Dershowitz. “Look, I will give you a common example. The light is red, but the traffic officer waves you through. Obviously the traffic officer trumps the lights and there are many circumstance throughout the country that when police say you can do something even if the law says you can’t, you can’t be prosecuted if you do it.”
In the video, we see the same scene from two different side-by-side vantage points of the interior house cameras of the US Capitol. Both cameras were facing the same door on the Upper West Terrace from opposite directions. The identical time codes in the videos can be seen in the upper left corners.
The video shows police behaving like museum staff security guards as they stand or walk idly by as unknowing men and women walk through a small set of Capitol doors carrying American flags and Trump signs. Many are innocently occupied by taking selfie videos of themselves and the crowd, apparently excited to be inside the People’s House and wanting to commemorate the occasion. They are clearly oblivious to the fact they were doing anything illegal, or they surely would have turned their cameras off and hid from video recording. They had no idea of the political persecution, shame and the witch hunters that will come for them later.
“The Capitol is the People’s House- it is normally open,” said Harvard law professor Ronald Sullivan, Jr. “Unless you are an insider you would have no way of knowing which doors are public access and which doors are not. Hundred of thousands of people, if not millions, every year go in and out of The Capitol so there is nothing on its face odd about that.”
You can see the enthusiasm in people’s body language as police allow them to enter. What looks like a teenage boy in glasses throws his hands up in happy excitement as he comes in the doors in the video.’
According to Dershowitz, it is extremely important to get the audio from the body cameras worn by the police and any other audio from the scene in order to hear what police were saying.
Capitol Police have not yet released these videos to the legal team and are not subject to Freedom of Information Act or body cam requests.
“We have to get the audio recordings from the Capitol police,” said Dershowitz. “The Brady decision trumps local law.”
Dershowitz is referring to a Supreme Court case Brady v. Maryland, 373 U.S. 83 (1963). The primary holding was that the government’s withholding of evidence that is material to the determination of either guilt or punishment of a criminal defendant violates the defendant’s constitutional right to due process.
Incredibly, the Capitol Police and DOJ continue to withhold exculpatory video and audio evidence that could exonerate January 6th prisoners.
“So if a government unit has any relevant evidence it must be turned over. There is no justification for not turning over. They have not turned all of it over yet and they are absolutely required to turn it over by law. Those rules (Capitol police exemption of Freedom of Information Requests) are subordinate to the Constitution. Brady v. Maryland is a constitutional decision and every government unit has an obligation to comply with Brady. I think they will have to comply and we will get the chest camera video and the audio as well. We think the audio is very important. We are fighting for it and will not rest until we get it.”
One of the biggest sins committed by prosecutors is withholding exculpatory evidence from grand juries. The law does not require them to present proof (even videos) that confirm one’s innocence to the grand jury. If the grand juries had seen this video, the defendants would likely have never been charged in the first place. Maybe they would agree with Judge McFadden, who acquitted Matthew Martin because he stated that the behavior of police in other videos provided a “reasonable belief” that entry was allowed. It is evident from this footage that police, at minimum, did not discourage long lines of protesters and, at worst, created them.
According to attorneys and defendants who have seen some the thousands of hours of footage being withheld under protective order from the public and journalists, there is an incredible amount of footage yet unseen by the public that mirrors the footage seen here of officers allowing people to enter the building, at times welcoming them in. According to many defendants who have seen some of their discovery video, there are also scenes of extreme violence by police towards protesters that has yet not been seen by the public at large. (The defendants and attorney are not allowed to share this video with the public.)
Many people are familiar with the video of cops moving barricades and allowing people to move forward toward the Capitol outside the building, but video continues to merge of cops actually welcoming and allowing large groups to enter directly through interior Capitol doors.
Last week Judge Trevor McFadden acquitted January 6th defendant Matthew Martin on all charges in a bench trial after watching similar video presented at trial supporting Martin’s claim that Capitol Police waved him through a door.
The judge said video shows two police officers standing near the Rotunda doors and allowing people to enter as Martin approached (this video has not been released to the public). One of the officers appeared to lean back before Martin placed a hand on the officer’s shoulder as a possible sign of gratitude, the judge said.
McFadden acknowledged that Martin entered the Capitol, but said in his ruling that “intent was key”. The Judge ruled that Martin’s belief that he had police officer’s permission be inside the building was reasonable and “plausible” because police officers didn’t try to stop him.
“You are a free man,” he told Martin after he found him not guilty.
On the heels of that decision, this new video will indisputably exonerate anyone seen entering these doors by any reasonable jury or fair judge. At least 250 people entered thought this doorway. We have identified two of the protesters seen in the above video as Brady Knowlton and Patrick Montgomery, both indicted as co-defendants. Their lives have been turned upside down as they have been viscously persecuted by The Biden Regime’s Department of Injustice.
The politically persecuted Knowlton is a successful businessman, husband and father. He was previously known for getting “noodling” (fishing for catfish using your hands) legalized in the state of Texas. Brady briefly worked with Animal Planet, where he filmed the show “Catfishin’ Kings” for a season.
Knowlton is hoping this video will help a judge or jury acquit him as his story is similar to Martin’s.
Knowlton is determined to win his case and in doing so help all J6ers by changing the narrative and exposing First Amendment infringements. He has successfully assembled what many are calling a January 6th Defense “Dream Team”, compromised of the famed Alan Dershowitz and other prominent attorneys Ronald Sullivan Jr., Brent Mayr, and Camille Wagner. Dershowitz and Sullivan are both Harvard professors. Dershowitz rose to national fame for serving as the appellate adviser on the O. J. Simpson murder trial. He was a member of President Donald Trump’s defense team in his first impeachment trial in 2020.
Ron Sullivan Jr. has successfully defended Harvey Weinstein and Aaron Hernandez in his acquittal for a double homicide. Brent Mayr secured an impressive acquittal for a client in a Zeta Drug Cartel money laundering trial. Wagner is already an experienced J6 DC attorney representing other January 6th defendants.
Knowlton’s co-defendant Patrick Montgomery is represented by Duncan Levin, known for his representation of many high-profile defendants, including Harvey Weinstein, the Seagrams heiress Clare Bronfman and Chinese billionaire Miles Kwok.
“It is about time that we got an actual team of high-end lawyers fighting for a January 6th defendant,” said Tina Ryan of Citizens Against Political Persecution. “These leftist public defenders are doing nothing but hurting their clients and by extension making everyone that was there on January 6th look guilty. We saw what a good private attorney like Dan Cron could do when January 6th defendant Matthew Martin was found innocent. I can only imagine what attorneys the caliber of Dershowitz and Sullivan can do. They will mop the floor with the DOJ and turn the whole narrate upside down.”
Many believe this team of lawyers will effectively raise the constitutional concerns that the first amendment rights of these defendants are being violated.
“The First Amendment of the Constitution requires that the government not pick and choose between types of speech and types of protests,” said Dershowitz. “I think that a double standard is being implied. We did not see this type of vigor in prosecuting Black Lives Matter activists and people who shut down important Government functions in other places in the west. You can’t have one standard for protests you agree with and another standard for protests you disagree with. There has to be one standard for all based on the objective evidence.”
Dershowitz also commented on the precedent was established last week when Judge Trevor McFadden found Matthew Martin innocent on all J6 related charges.
“Really good news with the decision the other day with Judge McFadden,” said Dershowitz. “He established a precedent saying the key to guilt or innocence is the subjective state of mind of the defendant- if the defendant actually reasonably believed that he was allowed to go the building. These video tapes now confirm this belief…so we have Brady’s statement, the video tapes and now the judges opinion- all three of them would seem to add up to a conclusion that he can’t be convicted based on the evidence.”
“It’s time for the Biden Regime to call off their rabid dog Merrick Garland,” said Ryan. “Garland’s DOJ heartlessly continues to persecute these men and women even after they know there is evidence that exonerates them. The public is picking up on the fact that the government duped them and their fellow citizens are being maliciously persecuted for doing nothing besides walking into building welcomed by police. My suggestion to Biden is this- you have overplayed your hand, back off before you wind up in jail.”
“Merrick Garland’s prosecution goons will be outclassed,” said John Tabacco of Newsmax and J6 Advocate. “Let’s see how the bullies in the DOJ perform when they are up against attorneys of this caliber.”