Congressman says January 6 committee failed to adequately preserve evidence

 Congressman says January 6 committee failed to adequately preserve evidence

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Concerns have been raised about the January 6 select committee’s handling of documents and data. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, who chairs the Subcommittee on Oversight for the Committee on House Administration, highlighted the potential mishandling of evidence, mentioning missing communications between the committee and the Biden White House.

Loudermilk told Fox:

The “Blue Team,” as described by Loudermilk, represents the group within the J6 committee that was directed to investigate security failures at the Capitol. Loudermilk explained that sources have told him the Blue Team was essentially “shut down” by the committee in order to focus on placing the blame on former President Trump.

“We’ve got lots of depositions, we’ve got lots of subpoenas, we’ve got video and other documents provided through subpoenas by individuals. But we’re not seeing anything from the Blue Team as far as reports on the investigation they did looking into the actual breach itself,” he said.

“What we also realized we didn’t have was the videos of all the depositions,” Loudermilk added.

Loudermilk said he has been contacted by a defense attorney that needed access to key information in one of the video depositions, and the committee realized it did not have the videos he was seeking.

Loudermilk told Fox News Digital it has been a struggle to not only find all the documents, but to figure out what they are even missing in the first place.

“We’re looking at the security failure at the Capitol and we’re looking at how the January 6 committee operated itself and right now we’re having so much trouble with the January 6 committee and how it operated that It’s really impending our ability to investigate thoroughly the security failures at the Capitol,” Loudermilk said.

There were earlier reports suggesting that the committee shifted its focus solely to former President Donald Trump rather than a comprehensive investigation into security lapses at the Capitol.

Additionally, there was controversy when complete footage from January 6 was provided to Tucker Carlson, with some claiming it could expose vulnerabilities at the Capitol. The footage included moments like the “QAnon Shaman” being escorted inside the building.

CNN’s Adam Kinzinger might be approached for comments on these concerns, considering his association with the network.

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