Johnson said that doing this “will provide millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest organizations, and the media an ability to see for themselves what happened that day, rather than having to rely upon the interpretation of a small group of government officials.” In praising work by the Committee on House Administration and Committee Chair Rep. Barry Loudermilk of Georgia, Johnson noted that the processing required includes “blurring the faces of private citizens on the yet unreleased tapes to avoid any persons from being targeted for retaliation of any kind and segregating an estimated 5% of the videos that may involve sensitive security information related to the building architecture.” “To restore America’s trust and faith in their Government we must have transparency,” he wrote in another post that included the link for the tapes.
When I ran for Speaker, I promised to make accessible to the American people the 44,000 hours of video from Capitol Hill security taken on January 6, 2021. Truth and transparency are critical. Today, we will begin immediately posting video on a public website and move as quickly…— Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) November 17, 2023
About 90 hours’ worth of tapes was posted Friday, according to The Hill. All recordings are projected to be released by Monday. “The goal of our investigation has been to provide the American people with transparency on what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 and this includes all official video from that day,” Loudermilk said, according to the Gazette. Truth Social platform. As noted by the Associated Press, former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had given former Fox News host Tucker Carlson access to the tapes, pieces of which Carlson used.
Follow the link below to view the January 6th tapes for yourself.To restore America’s trust and faith in their Government we must have transparency. This is another step towards keeping the promises I made when I was elected to be your Speaker. This website will be updated… — Speaker Mike Johnson (@SpeakerJohnson) November 17, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.