GOP Launches Another Jan 6 Investigation

After the now-defunct committee ruled by Democrats in the House admitted to destroying evidence and engaged in political spinning, the Republicans in the House have begun a massive reinvestigation into the assault on the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The official narrative, which had been broadcast in great length by the House’s Select Committee on January 6, was revisited in the first of what is anticipated to be many public hearings by the House Administration subcommittee on oversight.

Unresolved concerns with J6 were addressed by Chairman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA).  House Administration subcommittee members have laid out their plans for the investigation, which includes re-examining evidence given by Cassidy Hutchinson, a White House aide who gave a highly disputed version of Trump’s behavior on that particular day.

During the initial hearing, Republicans questioned the U.S. Capitol Police on the failure of a bomb-sniffing K9 unit to identify the pipe bombs discovered near party headquarters and the delay in response.

They discussed Lt. Michael Byrd of the Capitol Police Department, who shot and killed Ashli Babbitt, a veteran of the US Air Force. Rosanne Boyland (34) reportedly died of a reported medical emergency, but footage shows that she had been battered unconscious by a female Capitol Police officer.

Trump’s actions were revealed in testimony from a Secret Service agent driving the president’s vehicle. The transcript contradicted some of Cassidy Hutchinson’s (then-aide to Mark Meadows) testimony but corroborated other aspects. Trump had told his supporters to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol during the Jan. 6 Stop the Steal rally, but his security detail refused to take him to the protest and instead took him back to the White House.

Hutchinson falsely testified in June 2022 that another official informed her that Bobby Engel, the security chief in the vehicle with him, said Trump fought the driver for command of the presidential vehicle to take it to the Capitol.

However, according to the driver, Trump only asked why they couldn’t go to the capital, and he denied seeing the incidents that Hutchinson testified to under oath.

Reports show Hutchinson contacted First Amendment organizations for assistance in 2022 before she was called to testify. In text messages, she referred to the Select Committee’s activities as “BS.”