On Thursday, The Daily Caller posted an article about a request by some Republican House of Representatives members demanding that the Department of Justice release body and surveillance camera footage as well any other footage in connection with the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Why hasn’t that footage been released already, it’s been more than a year?
The article reports:
Wisconsin Rep. Glenn Grothman, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert and South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman first requested the information from the DOJ in October 2021. Now, they are re-upping their inquiry, asking Attorney General Merrick Garland to release the information since their constituents have a “growing concern” with the DOJ’s “apparent failure” to do so.
...Most of the 14,000 hours of surveillance footage from Jan. 6 has not been made public, Buzzfeed News reported in August 2021. It is unclear how things have changed roughly one year later.
“From every camera on the Capitol grounds – including body and fixed surveillance cameras – every second of footage from January 6, 2021 ought to be in the public domain by now,” Norman told the DCNF. “It is baffling to me why the Attorney General has failed to make the entirety of footage available, especially while the Select Committee is cherry-picking clips to suit its narrative.”
The article concludes:
“It continues to be our hope that all Americans have faith in our systems of government, including our criminal justice and judicial system,” wrote the Republicans in their letter, setting an August 4 deadline. “For this reason, it is imperative that the Department adequately respond to our requests in timely manner.”
The article includes a copy of the letter sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland. Transparency is needed because of the attempts to politicize the events of January 6th. The attempt to politicize the events of that day were made obvious when Speaker Pelosi blocked the Republican choices for the investigative committee. There is no way the current committee investigating January 6th has any form of legitimacy. The only reason the committee has been allowed to exist is because most of the Republicans in Washington have no desire to uphold the U.S. Constitution. As I have stated before–if Ghislaine Maxwell’s client list ever becomes public, it may explain a lot of votes in Washington in the past few years.