Former Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund claimed that General Mark Milley and Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller were complicit in a possible cover-up involving the events of January 6th during an interview with Tucker Carlson.

Sund claimed that there were discussions about locking down the city as a result of concern about violence on January 6, but he was not made aware of them. He draws attention to the fact that Miller released a memo on January 4th restricting the National Guard’s access to various weapons and civil disobedience tools, which was in conflict with the preparations required for the demonstrations or violent outbursts that he anticipated.

Who is Steven Sund?

Steven A. Sund is a retired American police officer who held the position of the tenth chief of the United States Capitol Police from 2019 to 2021. He oversaw as chief during the crucial episode that resulted in his resignation—the assault on the U.S. Capitol in January 2021.

Before taking up the position of Capitol Police Chief, Sund had a remarkable career for more than 25 years as a member of the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department, retiring in 2015. He gained the respect of the District’s residents and top officials from a number of law enforcement organizations, including the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. Park Police, thanks to his reputation that lasted much beyond his time in office.

He actively participated in the planning of various National Special Security Events that the Department of Homeland Security recognized throughout his tenure. 

These occasions included the inaugurations of the presidents in 2001, 2005, 2009, and 2013. Sund also took part in crucial operations in the wake of noteworthy occurrences such as the 2009 shooting at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the 2012 shooting at the Family Research Council, and the 2013 shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. 

He received praise for handling several criminal roadblocks successfully in his capacity as the commander of the Special Operations Division, setting an impressive record of zero fatalities in these operations.