Jan 6 Committee Never Watched Surveillance Video

According to January 6 committee chair Bennie Thompson, “a team of employees” went through the video, not the Jan 6 committee members. The statement was reported by CNN’s Alayna Treene, who also noted that Thompson suggested lawmakers “were never given that type of access to the footage” under previous Congressional leadership. “It’s strictly a new policy that the new speaker has put into place,” Thompson told CNN.

From Hot Air:

Also, this makes another Thompson claim even more suspect. Remember this from yesterday? Kerry Picket pressed Thompson on whether the audio from surveillance had been enhanced with sound effects, and Thompson denied it:

"Mr. Thompson also said it was “not true” that the committee selectively edited 14,000 hours of security footage to make the riot inside the Capitol seem more chaotic and violent than it was.

The charges of deception made by Mr. Carlson on Monday’s program included adding sounds of screaming people; withholding video of deceased Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick; and editing a clip to show Sen. Josh Hawley, Missouri Republican, fleeing the Senate by himself, implying he was a coward."

If Thompson never watched the source video, how would he know? In fact, how would any of the select committee members know whether their video production accurately reflected the overall events of January 6 when they hadn’t even bothered to review the source evidence for themselves?