Republican congressman Rep. Barry Loudermilk has stated that the video depositions made to the Democrat-led House panel examining the Capitol incursion are missing, making it impossible to verify the accuracy of the remaining transcripts.
He criticized the lack of preservation of these tapes, noting that House Republicans need them to understand how witnesses delivered their testimony and to review what was said.
Additionally, he mentioned that the panel sent transcripts to the White House and the Department of Homeland Security, but they were returned with numerous redactions, leaving House Republicans unaware of the content. (Trending: Tucker Reveals The Moment He Became A Full-Blown Trump Supporter)
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“All of the videotapes of all depositions are gone,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk said.
“We found out about this early in the investigation when I received a call from someone who was looking for some information off one of the videotapes, and… pic.twitter.com/TX1T70E2hA
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“All of the videotapes of all depositions are gone,” Rep. Barry Loudermilk.
“We found out about this early in the investigation when I received a call from someone who was looking for some information off one of the videotapes, and we started searching, and we had none,” explained Loudermilk.
“I wrote a letter to Bennie Thompson asking for them. And he confirmed that they did not preserve those tapes. He didn’t feel that they had to,” Loudermilk said.
“But according to House rules, you have to preserve any data and information and documents that are used in an official proceeding, which they did,” Loudermilk confirmed.
“They actually aired portions of these tapes on their televised hearings, which means they had to keep those,” explained the lawmaker.
“But yet he chose not to,” revealed Loudermilk.
“I believe they exist somewhere. We’ve just got to find where all these videos are,” he concluded.
These developments have raised concerns about the handling of evidence and the accuracy of the information used in federal prosecution against former President Donald Trump.