Speaker Johnson’s Jan 6th Tapes Vanish

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(FeaturedNews.com) – On November 17, House Speaker Mike Johnson stated that he would be releasing 44,000 hours of footage from the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack. However, he has so far failed to uphold that promise.

The Louisiana Republican who was recently selected to be the next House Speaker had pledged to release the footage from the attack, which occurred after Trump’s supporters entered the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to protest the 2020 presidential election results, as part of his campaign for the speakership.

While on the day of the announcement he released the initial 90 hours of footage from that day through the Committee on House Administration, it has now been two weeks and there have not been any additional releases. At the same time, the Associated Press has argued that it was expected for the footage to be released in the coming months. The Hill had similarly reported that they expected that the footage would be released on November 20.

The release of the footage from the day of the attack has been something that MAGA Republicans have been pushing for, as they believe that the footage would help show that the riots were not violent. At the same time, the Democrats are opposing this narrative. Over 1,000 people have already been charged in connection to their role in this incident.

Former President Donald Trump was indicted on four felony charges in August that are connected to the 2020 election. However, he has pleaded not guilty to all four charges which include, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, conspiracy against rights, conspiracy to defraud the United States, and obstruction of an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding.

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