Speaker Mike Johnson to ‘Immediately’ Release January 6 Footage

Posted on AllSides November 18th, 2023
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Speaker Mike Johnson (R., La.) announced Friday he would start “immediately” releasing the U.S. Capitol Police’s January 6 footage as one of his first significant moves since assuming the House speakership.

The previously withheld tapes showing exactly what happened at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, will be posted on a public website starting Friday. Approximately 44,000 hours of footage will be made available once most of the footage is published over time, Johnson said in a statement.

“This decision will provide millions of Americans, criminal defendants, public interest organizations, and the...

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