(Dominick Sansone, Headline USA) The men and women currently being targeted by the state for prosecution regarding actions on Jan. 6, 2021, will now be able to access at least some of the 40,000 hours of security tape from the U.S. Capitol protests.
Over 1,000 people have been charged with J6 crimes. Many of these individuals are still being held in jail without a jury trial, in clear violation of the 6th Amendment, which guarantees that every citizen will “enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial.”
“Everyone accused of a crime in this country deserves due process, which includes access to evidence which may be used to prove their guilt or innocence,” stated Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., chairman of the House Administration’s Oversight Subcommittee
Defendants were not given access to the video footage under the previous Congress, in which Democrats controlled the House.
Select clips were previously released by the Democrat-dominated Jan.6 special committee in a partisan manner, attempting to portray a specific Anti-Trump narrative.
Now, defendants will have access to over 14,000 hours of footage, according to the Epoch Times.
“It is our intention to make available any relevant videos and documents on a case-by-case basis as requested by attorney’s representing defendants,” said Loudermilk.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has reportedly been granted “unfettered access” to the footage.
Democrats are upset about the move because it supposedly raises security concerns.
“We are deeply concerned that the release of footage related to the January 6 violent insurrection will reveal some security details that could create some challenges in terms of the safety and well being of everyone on the Capitol Complex,” said House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y.
At least one Jan. 6 defendant, Ryan Nichols, has already asked that his trial be delayed due to the new developments.
Nichols’s lawyer has accused former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., of hiding relevant footage for over two years “while Americans were tried & convicted prior to a single juror ever hearing the truth.”
Over 200 people have already been sentenced to time in prison over their involvement with the events of Jan. 6, including one dangerous insurrectionists who received nine months in federal prison, followed by two years of supervised release. His crime: during the Capitol protests he “gesticulated at the [police] officers and at one point briefly pinched the sleeve of one officer.”