- According to the Post Millennial, ironically, it was CNN political reporter Alayna Treene who confirmed the findings, saying that Chair of the January 6 Committee Bennie Thompson admitted that "lawmakers were never given that type of access to the footage last Congress…"
- Even worse, Thomas has reportedly admitted that “I'm actually not aware of any member of the committee who had access. We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video.”
- This was also an intentional decision, it seems. Because House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has made the tapes available to any congressman who wishes to see it. But as of yet, it doesn’t look like Trump’s enemies have taken him up on his offer to see the 40,000 hours of footage or any part of it directly.
Why This Matters
- These findings mean that after over a year of digging and over 900 arrests, the committee determined that it was Trump’s fault without ever actually seeing any proof themselves. This sounds more like a witch hunt than an actual investigation.
- This information only adds to the mounting concern surrounding January 6th, as recent reports indicate that Americans no longer believe Donald Trump was responsible for what happened.