Its your time to VOTE

Call Us : 855-546-0938 |

Home News Jan 6 Committee Wipes Evidence: Trump’s Rights Trampled!

Jan 6 Committee Wipes Evidence: Trump’s Rights Trampled!

Jan 6 Committee Wipes Evidence: Trump’s Rights Trampled!

( – The January 6 Committee disobeyed new House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) request from the previous year to preserve all its records, evidence, and transcripts.

It has since destroyed much of the information it gathered over more than a year of inquiry.

This information was revealed by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) to Fox News Digital on Tuesday.

He also pointed out that the committee had not investigated any security issues at the Capitol and that most of its preserved material was disorganized.

According to Fox News:

“The House select committee that investigated the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, failed to adequately preserve documents, data, and video depositions – including communications it had with the Biden White House that are still missing – according to the Republican lawmaker overseeing the GOP investigation into the committee’s work.

The now-disbanded “J6” committee, which was run by Democrats and included only two GOP members, has also failed to provide any evidence that it looked into Capitol Hill security failures on the day of the riot, Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight for the Committee on House Administration, told Fox News Digital.

“Nothing was indexed. There was no table of contents index. Usually, when you conduct this level of investigation, you use a database system, and everything is digitized and indexed.

We got nothing like that. We just got raw data,” he said. “So it took us a long time going through it, and one thing I started realizing is we don’t have anything much at all from the Blue Team [which was to have investigated security lapses].”

Loudermilk stated that the committee wanted to blame former President Donald Trump, who has since been indicted, for supposedly instigating the riot.

Hence, the “Blue Team” was “shut down” before it could look into security failings at the Capitol.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) appointed the House Select Committee to Investigate the Attack on the US Capitol on January 6.

Rep. Benny Thompson (D-MS) served as its chairman. The committee was supposed to consist of five Republicans and eight Democrats.

Still, Pelosi took the unprecedented step of rejecting two Republican nominees, prompting McCarthy to withdraw all Republican candidates. Instead, she hand-selected two Republican opponents of Trump.

The group spent millions of dollars and had a sizable staff of attorneys, including former prosecutors. The committee spoke with more than 1,000 witnesses who gave testimony in closed-door depositions, frequently while being sworn in.

In scripted hearings where committee members read off teleprompters, few witnesses were called to give public testimony. Videos and transcripts were produced. However, only a few clips and transcripts were available to the public.

Several witnesses said that committee members had publicly accused them of wrongdoing, which they had denied in their testimony, and that their testimony had been selectively altered to change or even reverse its meaning.

Republicans also believed that the committee was in contact with the Department of Justice and the White House of Vice President Joe Biden, maybe to get around witnesses’ procedural rights and collect evidence for upcoming charges.

Due to these worries, McCarthy wrote to Thompson in November 2022, shortly after Republicans regained control of the House in the midterm elections.

He added that preserving all acquired data is essential “not only for institutional prerogatives but also for transparency to the American people.” “The American people have a right to know that the claims you’ve made are backed up by the evidence.”

Similar demands were made of Thompson by the House Administration Committee’s Republicans.

According to Fox News Digital, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), vice chair of the committee, and Thompson wrote to the White House to inform them that they would legally preserve all of the committee’s records and turn them over to the National Archives.

Additionally, Thompson assured CNN that the committee will keep its records.

However, Thompson acknowledged in a letter to Loudermilk that the committee had not kept “temporary” records, such as videos and transcripts, which were not used “in [public] hearings or official publications” of the committee or to “further its investigative activities.”

As a result, the committee did not keep the raw evidence that its experienced lawyers spent months and millions of dollars gathering.

The committee appeared to be attempting to block future Republican probes into its work by destroying its own documents, as conservative radio presenter Mark Levin noted during a segment of the Mark Levin Show on Tuesday.

Additionally, the former president had been effectively denied access to information that could have aided his defense in the criminal investigations that the committee had encouraged the Department of Justice to open.

Additionally, it made it impossible for other witnesses to defend themselves.

That cause is personal to Loudermilk. The committee charged him with publicly aiding the rioters by conducting a Capitol tour the day before the incident on January 6.

Thompson and Cheney had asserted that they had proof incriminating him. Loudermilk was only found to have done nothing wrong after Capitol Police reviewed surveillance footage, and they wrote to the committee to clear him of any wrongdoing, claiming that the lawmaker had simply been showing constituents around.

Ironically, Special Counsel Jack Smith accuses Trump of mishandling official documents from his tenure in the White House in one of the cases he is investigating against him.

Trump didn’t trash any records, in contrast to the January 6 Committee. In connection with the prosecution, which includes charges of obstructing justice, he may receive 460 years in prison.

According to what is known, Thompson and the committee are not being investigated by the Department of Justice for destroying documents.

Copyright 2023.