Trump Accuses January 6 Committee Of Destroying Documents

( — Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk last week accused the House Select Committee on the January 6 Capitol riot of failing to properly archive records from its probe, including videos of depositions, documents, and communications with the Biden administration, the Washington Times reported.

Loudermilk, the chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight for the Committee on House Administration, which is reviewing the work of the January 6 select committee, wrote in a letter to former January 6 committee chairman Bennie Thompson that the panel failed to follow House rules or the law in preserving and turning over all documents and data related to its probe by the end of the previous congressional term.

After Fox News initially broke the news last Tuesday, Donald Trump blasted the “Political Hacks and Thugs” from the select committee in a post on Truth Social.

Trump alleged that the select committee “illegally destroyed” records and demanded that the special counsel indictment related to Trump’s efforts to overturn the election be “immediately withdrawn.”

Rep. Thompson disputed Loudermilk’s claims, saying in a letter to the Republican Rep. that his letter contained “significant factual errors.” Thompson argued that the select committee archived more than one million records and turned over four terabytes of data.

Thompson also noted in his letter to Loudermilk that the panel was not required to archive the video recordings of interviews or depositions that were also transcribed, adding that the transcripts of the recorded interviews and depositions were provided as official records.

Loudermilk also accused the select committee of not providing any evidence that it investigated the security failures on January 6, 2021.

He told Fox News that when his staff began combing through the panel’s documents, they could find barely anything from the Blue Team, the group of lawmakers on the January 6 committee tasked with investigating security failures.

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