(PatriotWise.com)- During the January 6 select committee’s primetime made-for-TV extravaganza, video footage of the riot, as well as footage from testimony, was selectively edited to omit exculpatory evidence and context.
During the hearing, Liz Cheney played a truncated video from former Trump advisor Jason Miller’s testimony that conveniently omitted pertinent information.
During his testimony, Miller was questioned about a meeting he attended in the Oval Office with former President Trump and the Trump campaign’s lead data analyst Matt Oczkowski after the 2020 election. Oczkowski bluntly told Trump that he was going to lose the election.
After it played, Miller took to Twitter and called Cheney out for the selectively-edited clip. In a thread, Miller outlined the details of his testimony, including the segment Cheney left out.
The clip Cheney played didn’t include the part when Miller was asked how the president responded to what Oczkowski said, and Miller answered, “I think it’s safe to say he disagreed with Matt’s analysis.”
Meanwhile, an attorney representing January 6 defendants also accused the select committee of selectively-editing footage of the events leading up to the death of Rosanne Boyland.
Attorney Joseph McBride said video footage from the riot shown during last Thursday’s primetime hearing was “maliciously and deceptively edited” to show the protesters “in the worst possible light.”
The committee played footage from a witness, videographer Nick Quested that included only the violent aftermath. What the footage didn’t show was that the protesters were reacting to the beating of Rosanne Boyland by Metro Police.
McBride said the committee deliberately left out the segment of the footage showing the protesters coming to Rosanne Boyland’s aid. He said the men were fighting to save her life. After she lost consciousness, they tried to resuscitate her, but sadly she died. McBride said the footage omitted “speaks to the state of mind of the people in the crowd.”
He said the omitted footage supports the conclusion that the protesters had the right to defend themselves and others from police brutality.
McBride accused the January 6 committee of trying to hide this evidence from the public by removing it during the televised broadcast.