No member of Congress did more to shape the media narrative that Donald Trump led an insurrection on January 6 more than Liz Cheney.
But now Cheney and the January 6 Committee’s story is falling apart.
And Liz Cheney has a lot of explaining to do over this January 6 bombshell.
Chairman Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) is leading the House Administration Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee’s investigation into Nancy Pelosi and Liz Cheney’s January 6th Select Subcommittee.
And Loudermilk made a startling discovery.
On January 1, 2023, the January 6 Committee violated House Rules by deleting 117 files from its investigation before they were required to turn them over to the incoming Republican majority.
“Sources familiar with Loudermilk’s investigation told Fox News Digital that, per House rules, the former select committee, which was chaired by Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., was required to turn over all documents from its investigation to the new, GOP-led panel, after Republicans secured the majority of the House of Representatives following the 2022 midterm elections,” Fox News exclusively reported.
“Sources told Fox News Digital that Thompson had told Loudermilk that the select committee would turn over four terabytes of archived data, but that the new committee only received approximately two terabytes of data,” Fox News also reported.
Loudermilk revealed that investigators were able to recover the lost files, but that they are password protected.
These files pertain to transcripts of White House and Homeland Security officials testimony to the January 6 Committee.
Loudermilk requested Thompson provide all passwords so the investigation into the January 6 Committee can proceed.
“As you acknowledged in your July 7, 2023 letter, the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (Select Committee) did not archive all Committee records as required by House Rules,” Loudermilk wrote in a letter to Committee Chairman Benny Thompson. “You wrote that you sent specific transcribed interviews and depositions to the White House and Department of Homeland Security but did not archive them with the Clerk of the House.”
Liz Cheney and the Democrats wanted to tell a very specific story about the events of January 6,
Cheney and her Democrat allies didn’t want any facts or evidence about the failures of law enforcement or of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to secure the Capitol to get in the way.
“It’s obvious that Pelosi’s Select Committee went to great lengths to prevent Americans from seeing certain documents produced in their investigation. It also appears that Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney intended to obstruct our Subcommittee by failing to preserve critical information and videos as required by House rules,” Loudermilk told Fox News Digital.
Republicans now suspect the deleted files would have undercut the tale Cheney and the January 6 Committee members wanted to weave, and they want access to this vital testimony.
24/7 Politics will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.