Republican Representative Matt Gaetz said the public would soon be able to view thousands of hours worth of surveillance video footage from Jan 6 within days.
During an appearance on Sirius XM’s “The Wilkow Majority” show, Gaetz said:
“I can break some news with you.”
“You know, the way that the January 6 tapes will be released will be through a website where any member of the public can go and observe the videos that are being released.”
“My expectation is they’re going to be released in tranches and that the first tranche of the tapes to be released will be in, you know, days, not weeks,” he told host Andrew Wilkow.
Matt Gaetz – J6 taped to be released in “traunches” in DAYS not WEEKS.— FFT1776™ Fighting For the Truth (@FFT1776) November 17, 2023
The public will have access.🔊 pic.twitter.com/PHqBlhV6zL
The news comes months after more than 40,000 hours of Capitol security footage was released by then Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.
The clips were aired on March 6, 2023, to which Carlson noted that ” the video record “does not support the claim that January 6 was an insurrection.”
Then House Speaker Kevin McCarthy initially handed over the footage to Carlson, who promised to “slowly roll out” the videos to news outlets.
However, over six months later, the complete footage is yet to be released to the public and is only accessible by news outlets and January 6 defendants under a policy released by the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight.
Speaker Mike Johnson is now facing pressure to make the footage available to the public as more concerns are being raised over the treatment of some January 6 defendants.
More than 1,200 people have been charged about the Capitol breach.
400 individuals who have been charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement,
Gaetz’s comments came after House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) subpoenaed Bank of America (BoA) for information over the company’s alleged sharing of private customer data with the FBI following January 6.
According to The Epoch Times, The lawmaker subpoenaed the bank as part of the Judiciary Committee’s and Weaponization Select Subcommittee’s probe into major banks sharing Americans’ private financial data with the FBI “without legal process” for transactions made in the District of Columbia between January 5 and January 7, 2021.
Lawmakers said BoA “provided the FBI—voluntarily and without any legal process—with a list of individuals who made transactions in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area using a BoA credit or debit card” between those dates.
“Documents obtained by the Committee and Select Subcommittee show that the FBI also provided BoA with specific search query terms, indicating that the FBI was ‘interested in all financial relationships’ of BoA customers transacting in Washington D.C. and that had made ‘ANY historical purchase’ of a firearm, or those who had purchased a hotel, Airbnb, or airline travel within a given date range,” lawmakers said.
However, the bank asserted that its actions “were within a legal process initiated by the United States Department of the Treasury.”
Jordan’s office said in a statement:
“Contrary to these assertions, however, documents on file with the Committee and Select Subcommittee indicate that the FBI—not the U.S. Department of the Treasury—initiated contact directly to BoA, and without legal process,” Mr. Jordan’s office said in a statement.
The committee subpoenaed multiple documents, including internal communications about the decision to transfer the information to the FBI, communications, and other information.