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Jan 6 Committee Members Never Reviewed Surveillance Footage of Capitol Riot

In stunning admission, the chairman of the J6 committee now confesses he never analyzed any footage before running the made-for-TV show trial with Liz Cheney.

[b]Chair of the January 6 Committee Bennie Thompson says that neither he nor members of the Committee, including Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, never personally viewed surveillance footage taken from the Capitol on that fateful day in 2021.[/b]

CNN political reporter Alayna Treene posted this revelation to Twitter by way of describing the process for lawmakers with the 118th Congress to view the material.

Treene said that Bennie Thompson [b]"said lawmakers were never given that type of access to the footage last Congress. 'It’s strictly a new policy that the new speaker has put in place,' he told CNN."[/b]

"Thompson," Treene continued, "said [b]he doesn’t think any of the Jan. 6 members themselves ever had access to the footage — they let only staff view it.[/b] 'I'm actually not aware of any member of the committee who had access. [b]We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video.'"[/b]

graphite · 61-69, M
It was a show trial, conducted by Trump haters, with a foregone conclusion. The truth plain didn't matter.
graphite · 61-69, M
@softspokenman Did we get the whole story from those who testified, like the one who falsely claimed Trump tried to commandeer the presidential van? Are you saying it was the correct thing to do to not turn over exculpatory video to the defendants? Why has Ray Epps, an outspoken, visible instigator of the whole thing, not been charged? He went from prominent on wanted posters to - poof! - disappearing from them. What was that about?
@graphite 😱 Yikes!
ididntknow · 51-55, M
@graphite exactly
windinhishair · 61-69, M
Why is this surprising in any way? Fucker Carlson hasn't reviewed the footage either, nor has Speaker McCarthy. And why not? Because there are over 40,000 hours of surveillance video. For the mathematically-challenged (i.e., the GOP) that is close to five years of footage. The only way to review it is to rely on staff to review it and screen it. The January 6 Committee did it, and Carlson has had an even more cursory review. No single individual has reviewed it, since it has only been a little over two years since the armed insurrection and attempted coup. Even if someone started reviewing it on January 7 and has been watching 24/7/365 since then, they wouldn't even be halfway through it yet.
@windinhishair I think the trick here is in the word "reviewed." The Committee certainly saw footage because they released it on the news regularly. There's some misleading use of "review" here that allows them to make a demonstrably false claim.


windinhishair · 61-69, M
@ElwoodBlues Of course the Committee reviewed key parts of the video. They lived through it and were directly impacted by it. But it is disingenuous for the OP to suggest that because no one watched all 40,000+ hours of it that none of the conclusions are valid.
GJOFJ3 · 61-69, M
That is not only unbelievable but totally unacceptable
@GJOFJ3 You are right, it IS unbelievable. Because it's not TRUE! The Committee regularly release footage; here are two examples.


How the J6 committee conducts their investigation...

Gosh, that claim seems to disagree with what was broadcast last spring! Here is the committee showing the world footage from Jan 6!! Notice the dates, Jun 9 & Oct 13, 2022!!! I'd say your source is [b]DEAD WRONG!!![/b]

[quote] [b]WATCH: Jan. 6 committee shows new footage of Capitol attack[/b]
Jun 9, 2022

Warning: This video includes footage of violence.

House investigators are making the case to the American public in a prime-time hearing that the violent insurrection by President Donald Trump’s supporters should not be forgotten.

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection presented 12 minutes of violent, previously unseen footage of rioters beating police and smashing way into Capitol. [/quote]

[quote] [b]WATCH: Pelosi and Schumer shelter and call for help during Capitol attack in new Jan. 6 footage[/b]
Oct 13, 2022

Previously unreleased footage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sheltering in a secure location while the pro-Trump mob overran the U.S. Capitol was shared by Rep. Jamie Raskin, D-Md., in a Jan. 6 hearing on Thursday. In the footage, congressional leaders ask for help and resources to secure the building. They also discuss how to continue the certification of the election results. [/quote]
Oster1 · M
I contend utter nonsense and BS! Plausible Denial!
@Oster1 The claim that the committee never saw footage is utter nonsense. They regularly release footage; here are two examples.


Oster1 · M
@ElwoodBlues There is no doubt. I saw your post earlier and that was a good find! 👍
Seems like that of late, at least two members of the the press and certain talk show entities have upset a number of politicians on both sides of the aisle regarding 6 January and issues on big tech and freedoms of the press.
justanothername · 51-55, M
Seems like every is distancing themselves from the political hot potato faster than you can say Rats deserting a sinking GOP…
It's not going to help their side to have doubts. That's the Congress! Nobody thinks debate should get into Murkan rule.

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