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Watch one of Steve Baker’s final interviews before his arrest

Watch one of Steve Baker’s final interviews before his arrest

This morning at 7:00 a.m., investigative journalist and Blaze Media correspondent Steve Baker surrendered himself to the FBI for alleged crimes relating to his January 6 reporting.

His specific charges, which were released upon his arrest, are as follows:

  • Knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority
  • Disorderly and disruptive conduct in a restricted building or grounds
  • Disorderly conduct in a capitol building
  • Parading, demonstrating, or picketing in a capitol building

Yesterday, Stu Burguiere was able to interview Baker in the final hours before his arrest and hear once more what’s clearly a story of retaliation via selective prosecution.

“The short version of this is that in July of 2021, just five or six months after the January 6 event, I was contacted by the FBI,” Baker told Stu.

However, it wasn’t until October 2021 that the U.S. attorney general granted the FBI permission to interview Baker, which was a necessary step in the process, given that Baker is a standing member of the press.

“A month later, in November, we got a notice from the Department of Justice that in fact, they were going to charge me with January 6-related crimes,” Baker explained.

But when Baker “beat that back with a pretty aggressive press offensive … [the DOJ] went silent for 20 months.”

“Jump to August of 2023, and we got a grand jury subpoena for my videos that I had taken, which was a bit absurd, because we had offered that free of any obligations to them two years before. … And so we complied once again, and then they went silent for another four months,” Baker explained.

Then, in December 2023, Baker received a call that he would need to surrender the week prior to Christmas.

“And then, thank goodness, you know, Blaze Media went into a hard-core offensive yet again, and within 30 hours, they backed off again. And we didn't hear from them for two months,” he told Stu.

Unfortunately, in February, Baker was hit with a final demand to surrender on Friday, March 1, which he referred to as his “D-Day.”

While this story is incredibly upsetting, what makes it unstomachable is the fact that certain journalists who reported on J6 just like Steve Baker have not been prosecuted.


Presumably because they work for left-leaning news outlets.

For example, “the fifth person through the first broken window was a New York Times journalist,” but he was not charged.

“This is a hard-core, blatant case of selective prosecution,” said Steve. “What they cannot show us yet is that they have applied the same standard and the same law to anyone reporting to a left-leaning news organization as they have applied to those of us reporting otherwise.”

To hear the specific details of Baker’s day at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 – why he went, how he got in, and what he witnessed while there – watch the clip below.

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