An investigative journalist for Blaze News, Steve Baker, recently alleged that the author of a 2021 letter to the now-dissolved Jan. 6 Committee was U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) Officer Harry Dunn.
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Baker pointed to Dunn, hailed as a “hero” after the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protests, as the person responsible for an anonymous 2021 letter criticizing House Republicans, who argued that there was no need to form a Jan. 6 Committee.
The letter arose in the public eye on May 19, 2021, but the document’s author was kept in the dark.
Baker alleged that Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) encouraged Dunn to author the letter, telling Blaze News that the Maryland congressman should’ve been “fully aware that it’s a violation of Capitol Police regulations for Dunn to take political stances in representation of the department.”
Baker continued accusing Dunn of violating multiple departmental directives against the USCP by engaging in political schemes.
The Blaze News journalist also went after USCP, saying that the department kept Dunn’s connection to the 2021 letter hidden.
Baker alleged that Dunn’s participation with members of the Jan. 6 Committee should have barred him from testifying before the commission and in the Oath Keepers trial.
An attorney who represented now-imprisoned Oath Keeper Kenneth Harrelson, Bradford L. Geyer, responded to Baker’s allegations.
“Similar to Steve Baker’s exposure of the fabricated testimony by David Lazarus, U.S. Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn also provided inaccurate testimony that led to the wrongful convictions of innocent Americans, including Sergeant Kenneth Harrelson (retired),” Geyer told Blaze News.
“The impact of this false testimony on the trial cannot be overstated, and regrettably, neither individual has faced any repercussions for corrupting the justice process. It’s almost a stroke of luck that Dunn was allowed to testify,” he added.
“As I had anticipated, the line prosecutors handling the case were likely unaware that Dunn had received support from the D.C. press corps in crafting and spreading the letter, which was designed to appear as an official communication. This alone should have been a firing offense,” he continued.
On May 19, 2021, CNN published an article about the then-anonymous letter, noting that it did not represent USCP’s beliefs. The network added that a USCP spokesman said the department had no clue who wrote the letter.