Navy vet tells Tucker how he was wrongly thrown in solitary confinement by FBI for Jan 6. protest

October 13, 2021 in News by RBN Staff



66-year-old Navy and FBI veteran Thomas Caldwell spent 49 days in solitary confinement after the FBI arrested him on false charges over the January 6 Capitol protests.

Thomas Caldwell and his wife speaking with Fox News host Tucker Carlson


This story was originally published by the WND News Center

(WND News Center) – Accused of “plotting an attack on the Capitol” on Jan. 6 even though he never went inside the building that day, 66-year-old Navy veteran Thomas Caldwell spent 49 days in solitary confinement.

Now in home detention awaiting trial, Caldwell told Fox News host Tucker Carlson “they made me the poster boy.”

“I was defendant No. 1 in a conspiracy,” he explained. “They said I conspired and I actually put together a military-style attack on the Capitol. Then I stormed into the Capitol and did all these terrible things.”

Caldwell said “they even claimed I threatened our lawfully elected representatives in Congress.”

“Total claptrap,” Caldwell told Carlson. “But they sent that information all around the world, across all the media platforms.”

Caldwell was an FBI section chief from 2009 to 2010 after retiring as a lieutenant commander from the Navy.

Julie Kelly told the Caldwells’ story in a column for American Greatness.

Caldwell’s wife awakened him in a panic at 5:30 a.m. on Jan. 19, saying, “The FBI is at the door and I’m not kidding.”

The Navy vet told Kelly there was “a full SWAT team, armored vehicles with a battering ram, and people screaming at me.”