(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., chair of the former J6 Inquisition, dropped a stunning admission amidst the public airing of new J6 video footage, confessing that committee members charged with investigating the Jan. 6 protests never analyzed key video before launching their Tribunal TV mini-series.
That would be the Hollywood-produced show trial where Thompson, along with fellow inquisitors Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, Adam Schiff and Jamie Raskin, used select segments of video to push their insurrectionist narrative. It was video that none of the committee members appointed by Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had bothered to review, according to a Twitter thread from CNN’s Alayna Treene.
Thompson said that before Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., had control of the gavel, nobody in the House, including J6 committee members, were given access to the footage.
“It’s strictly a new policy that the new speaker has put in place,” Thompson told CNN. “I’m actually not aware of any member of the committee who had access. We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video.”
The bombshell admission came in the wake of Thompson’s fellow Democrats and even alleged Republicans condemning Fox News host Tucker Carlson for airing previously unseen J6 footage. The tapes exposed myriad lies created and peddled by the J6 committee members, who it turned out never bothered to analyze key video, of an alleged wide-scale, coordinated insurrection that never happened.
Thompson’s admission was met with fierce backlash from a public that has been deliberatively spun for nearly three years.
“So my ‘staff’ never told me, so it’s not my fault,” wrote one commenter. “That’s going to be their plausible deniability defense. There are people still to this day languishing in DC jails held without bail for crimes. They did not commit and were castigated on national television. branded as traitors to the country all in an effort to stigmatize a former president.”
“’We had a team of employees who kind of went through the video,'” another quoted Thompson. “And those team members run in the thousands. AKA the deep state.”
Based on my experience, staff do the grunt work and would have dismissed any information that countered the partisan narrative/agenda. Members likely did not see these videos.
— Bradley Podliska (@BradleyPodliska) March 9, 2023
“To be fair, the committee was put in place to produce a pre-ordered outcome,” tweeted another commenter. “They didn’t need to be exposed to any evidence to roll out the playbook guilty verdict. It’s politics, not justice.”