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The U.S. Attorney’s Office Wants To Keep Jan. 6 Footage Private, And It’s Obvious Why

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A judge ordered federal prosecutors to release more Capitol surveillance videos from Jan. 6, despite the government assertion that publicizing the clips could pose security risks for the building.

The court order undermined an obvious ploy by US Capitol Police and the US attorney’s office to restrict footage that doesn’t help the current administration politically. Democrats are trying to frame the events of January 6 as insurrection and treason, on par emotionally with actual country-altering events like 9/11. But the footage shows the truth: a few dozen people mulling around peacefully, twiddling their thumbs as if they were waiting for a tour.

Was it silly and strategically disadvantageous to give leftists such a distinct visual to propagandize? Yes. But were the events even remotely similar to the shock and horror of commercial airliners striking two of our country’s largest buildings, and thereby killing thousands of innocent Americans in an instant? Worse, actually, if you ask a leftist, whose political fervor and disdain for all opposing viewpoints has reached religious fundamentalist proportions.

Prosecutors stuck to their guns, though, framing the release of video evidence as a threat to the Capitol and those who work there.

“This footage, when combined with other footage from nearby cameras, could be used to track individual rioters moving through the building thereby creating a visual pathway which other bad actors could use in planning their breach point and pathway for future attacks,” prosecutors wrote.

The presiding judge, however, didn’t agree, citing a lack of specificity as grounds for release.

“Hundreds of cases have arisen from the events of January 6, with new cases being brought and pending cases being resolved by plea agreement every week,” US District Chief Judge Beryl Howell wrote. “The public has an interest in understanding the conduct underlying the charges in these cases, as well as the government’s prosecutorial decision-making both in bringing criminal charges and resolving these charges by entering into plea agreements with defendants.”

Written by TK Sanders

TK is a southerner who has lived on both coasts and definitely prefers sunshine to snow. A former entertainment executive in Los Angeles, he was run out of Hollywood for misgendering a director's dog, and is now forced to blog for a living. Breaking 80 will always be his number one goal in life.

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  1. I’m assuming the actual concern is that people will be able to pick out all the federal agents posing as “rioters” who were inciting the action. It’s one thing when people are just talking about it, it’s another when it’s right in front of our eyes. There’s a reason “conspirators” are being held in solitary confinement – if they weren’t, they’d have to admit they were feds.

    Plus, nothing says “insurrection” like zero weapons and not a single federal, state, or local politician or law enforcement officer being injured, and half of them participating in it and opening doors for these “rioters”

    • Exactly. How many unindicted conspirators (aka paid FBI informants) were there? Like 6 or 7? The FBI can’t solve crime that they didn’t help create.

      And the argument by prosecutors is so flimsy. Looks to me like anyone can commit a crime if the capitol police let in people, stand around or are not even present……… Biggest BS and trampling of civil liberties ever.

  2. Wait a minute. Is this clown seriously trying to say what happened on January 6th at the Capitol is NO BIG DEAL? Are you fools fucking serious? So we really didn’t see police officers getting assaulted and beaten with American and Blue Lives matter flags? We really didn’t see some hillbilly walking through the Caption with a Confederate Loser Flag? This is why you guys get clowned on and lose elections. This is madness…No wonder you get picked on all the time. You people are fucking retarded….IJMFS

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