(trendingpoliticsnews) – Tucker Carlson, one of the most prominent conservative voices in the country, was taken off the air by Fox News one month ago. As details continue to emerge, it has been revealed that Carlson’s firing may have been a condition demanded by Dominion, the voting technology company involved in a high-profile lawsuit.
But aside from Dominion, new reports also suggest that a small group of individuals may have successfully silenced the influential conservative figure to prevent him from exposing Ray Epps.
Epps, a retired Marine, traveled to Washington, D.C., to attend the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6, months after the 2020 election. While there, Epps was filmed telling other Trump supporters to go “into” the U.S. Capitol “peacefully.”
Tucker’s next planned monologue prior to his firing was set to focus on Epps, according to Carlson’s biographer.
Chadwick Moore, a contributing editor at the Spectator who is now set to release a biography on Tucker, had this to say about Carlson’s departure in a video posted to Twitter today:
I was working closely with Tucker when he was taken off the air by Fox. And as some of you know, I was also a regular on his show, and I happened to be a guest on the final episode of the show, which was on April 21st. I’ve also seen the monologue that Tucker planned to deliver on Monday, April 24th, before his show was abruptly taken off the air… That monologue dealt with, among other things, investigations around January 6th and particularly Ray Epps, the only person captured on video inciting people to violence at the Capitol that day and allegedly an FBI informant who still has not been arrested or charged. Ironically a good part of the monologue also dealt with the people and forces that are trying to silence him like AOC and others in government. It has now been reported that his firing was a condition demanded by Dominion as part of the settlement with Fox. If that is true, it would mean that a small group of people who have a controlling interest in Dominion have managed to silence what is arguably the most important and influential conservative voice in the country, possibly until after the next presidential election.
For those skeptical of his claims, Moore’s video was retweeted by Tucker himself, earlier today.
Carlson has made several claims about Epps’ involvement in the Capitol riot, promoting that Epps, who was seen in videos directing the crowd to the Capitol on the day of the riot, was an informant for the FBI or another government agency, and that he incited the riot. Epps has denied these claims and has said he never entered the Capitol and left before 3 p.m. on the day of the riot. The FBI has denied that Epps was an FBI source or employee.
Epps has stated in a “60 Minutes” interview that he feels Carlson was “obsessed” with him and was trying to “destroy” his life. Epps has also been the subject of Carlson’s show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” multiple times over the past year.