President Trump’s concerns about the Jan. 6 Select Committee may have been justified according to a revelation by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga.
It appears that committee, which concluded its activities earlier this year with an inconclusive investigation and hours of witness testimony, is now under scrutiny for allegedly failing to preserve deposition tapes, as reported by RSBN on Friday, December 1, 2023.
During an interview on Real America’s Voice with “Just the News, No Noise,” Rep. Loudermilk disclosed that the Jan. 6 Committee did not retain their deposition tapes, a claim based on a conversation with Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., who served as the committee chairman.
Rep. Loudermilk confirmed, “That is true, I can confirm that,” when questioned about the disappearance of videotapes, including those of infamous witness Cassidy Hutchinson.
He further revealed that all video tapes of depositions were missing, a revelation that came to light early in the investigation when someone contacted him in search of information on one of the tapes.
This information corroborates an earlier report by Fox News Digital, which indicated that Rep. Loudermilk faced challenges accessing necessary documents and information for an investigation into Rep. Thompson’s chairmanship of the Jan. 6 proceedings.
In his efforts to obtain the missing tapes, Rep. Loudermilk wrote a letter to Rep. Thompson, who confirmed that the tapes had not been preserved.
Despite House rules mandating the preservation of data, information, and documents used in an official proceeding, Rep. Thompson justified the decision not to preserve the tapes.
Rep. Loudermilk asserted, “They actually aired portions of these tapes on their televised hearings, which means they had to keep those, but yet, he chose not to.” The congressman expressed his belief that the videos still exist somewhere and emphasized the need to locate them.
This shocking revelation may not be entirely unexpected, considering that President Donald Trump had previously accused the committee of destroying evidence and records.
In a statement on Truth Social in August, Trump claimed, “THE JANUARY 6 UNSELECT COMMITTEE EXTINGUISHED AND DESTROYED ALL ‘EVIDENCE’ & RECORDS. CRIMINALS!”
He went on to describe the committee as the “Unselect January 6th Committee of Political Hacks and Thugs” and accused them of illegally destroying their records and documents, deeming such actions “unthinkable.”
As the controversy surrounding the Jan. 6 Committee deepens, questions arise about the accountability and transparency of the investigative process.
The failure to preserve deposition tapes raises concerns about potential gaps in the committee’s findings and the need for a thorough examination of the entire investigative process.