[Video] Pro-Gun Police Chief Who Was Fired Claims He Was Actually a Federal Informant
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In today’s “what the hell” news we have a story about former police chief Mark Kessler.
You probably remember Kessler for his over the top Youtube videos which often featured automatic weapons.
Kessler was fired from his job as police chief of Gilberton, Pennsylvania after he released several profanity laced videos on Youtube calling out liberals and anti-gun politicians. He was fired for allegedly using town owned firearms in his videos.
Not, Kessler is claiming that the videos and his over the top attitude were all an act. In a recent radio interview with Alan Colmes, Kessler claimed that he was actually a federal informant who was trying to lure out extremists with his videos.
Here’s part of the transcript:
KESSLER: I signed up with those agencies, several different agencies and began an operation where I was just a magnet. I was sent out there to attract the worst of the worst and frankly it worked.
COLMES: You were sent out by whom?
KESSLER: I was sent out for, well I can’t really say exactly who but, I was sent out by agencies to go out and attract and investigate, whatever I can do to find out who’s who and what’s what among these groups. When I say groups, I’m talking about Second Amendment groups, patriot groups, alleged patriot groups, militia groups.
KESSLER: They were put out by me and they were put out by the people that I worked for at the time.
COLMES: Were you not working for the police department of Gilberton PA?
KESSLER: No I wasn’t
COLMES: Were you working for the federal government?
KESSLER: Yes, I can’t say what agency.
KESSLER: I couldn’t tell anybody. I just couldn’t, it was complete deniability. I could not say a word to anyone about the operation. So again it was bigger than me. I’d seen an opportunity to advance my law enforcement career, and there was no way I was going to turn it down.
COLMES: Is this the first time you revealed this?
KESSLER: Yes absolutely, yep
COLMES: Were you promised a job by somebody in the federal government to do this?
KESSLER: No, it was volunteer work.
COLMES: What was in it for you?
KESSLER: I got to save a lot of lives, I can tell you that.
KESSLER: I’m happy to say that we took down several plotted attacks that didn’t go through, we took down a group in Georgia. We took down a group in Texas.
COLMES: Can you name any of the groups you took down?
KESSLER: The Triple X Minutemen is one group.
COLMES: Who are they?
KESSLER: They are from the Georgia area, and they were planning to blow up a federal building.
COLMES: Any other groups you can cite that you took down?
KESSLER: We took some lone wolves down in Texas that were militia guys, I should’t say militia, they were wanna be terrorists.
Here is an example of one of the videos that Kesser previously released (NSFW due to profanity):
What do you think? Was Kessler a federal informant or is he just trying desperately to salvage his law enforcement career?