U.S. Capitol Police Special Agent David Lazarus, a member of Pelosi's security detail, testified during one trial that he passed by Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn engaging with four Oath Keepers "three or four times" while he was evacuating Pelosi's staffers who were allegedly trapped in a locked office in her chambers.
Lazarus then went on to testify that he supposedly observed Dunn "arguing" with so-called rioters and that during his exchange, he saw an opening to "rescue" around a dozen of Pelosi's trapped staffers.
Lazarus further claimed to have several "antagonistic" interactions with Jan. 6 protesters. When he was shown a short cellphone clip of four Oath Keepers, Lazarus positively identified them as the individuals he observed who were being antagonistic toward him and Dunn.
"The problem with Lazarus' testimony about this significant event is that, according to direct video evidence the jury never saw, it never happened," wrote investigative reporter Steve Baker for The Blaze.
Baker explained that this video "appears to prove conclusively" that Lazarus was actually not with Dunn during the events he described but was actually in the lower tunnels that lead to the Senate office buildings escorting senators and their staff away from the Capitol.
"By analyzing the footage from multiple CCTV cameras and comparing the timelines associated with Officer Dunn's actual interaction on camera with the Oath Keepers, it is clear that Lazarus did not arrive [at the area] until three and a half minutes after the last of the Oath Keepers had left the area and were exiting the Capitol building," wrote Baker.
Since the incident that occurred on Jan. 6, 2021, the Oath Keepers have been treated extremely harshly, and many of its members have been handed down very lengthy prison sentences.
The Oath Keepers, with more than 35,000 dues-paying members, has spent more than a decade with a spotless record and providing disaster relief as well as security for groups and individuals during protests and other large events.
The group's founder, Stewart Rhodes, was convicted of seditious conspiracy and handed an 18-year sentence in a federal prison. Other notable members, including Kelly Meggs, Jessica Watkins and Kenneth Harrelson, have been sentenced to anywhere between four to 12 years for a variety of charges, including seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, interfering with police and tampering with official documents or proceedings. (Related: Oath Keepers leader Stewart Rhodes is being tortured in D.C. Gulag following conviction – allegedly at the orders of anti-Trump Deputy Warden Landerkin.)
"These guys … they all know that this was a set-up," said Baker, who during an episode of "The Glenn Beck Program," told host Glenn Beck that he talks to the imprisoned Oath Keepers "every day."
Baker added that Lazarus' potentially perjurous statements before the court are further proof that people like the Oath Keepers who were at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 were set up by courts "who said, 'How are we going to get these guys?'"
"And we see the process and the pattern of events that led to the conviction of the Oath Keepers," said Baker. "As well as … absolute proof of the creation and manipulation of testimony and of something that never happened and presented in that trial."
Watch this episode of "The Glenn Beck Program" as host Glenn Beck interviews investigative reporter Steve Baker about the deep dive he did into the so-called evidence against the Jan. 6 conspirators.