Partisan J6 committee could keep ALL records and data hidden from public for decades

Much of the Jan. 6th committee’s so-called “work” may remain hidden for decades to come thanks to certain laws and regulations.

“Congress is not subject to the Freedom of Information Act, and House rules, which lawmakers approve with each new Congress, set an at minimum two-decade timeline before the public can see records that are preserved,” according to the Los Angeles Times.

“That means that potentially millions of pages of depositions, cellphone and text records, emails, staff notes and analysis by outside organizations compiled as part of the committee’s investigation that don’t make it into the official final report or aren’t released before the end of the year won’t become public for decades — if they ever do at all,” the Times reported this week.

This is a serious issue because the committee has been accused of withholding important evidence:

Take the case of attorney Ken Klukowski who’s worked closely with former President Donald Trump’s campaign attorney John Eastman.

After he testified before the hearing this past summer, committee vice-chair Liz Cheney accused him of being “one of the primary architects of President Trump’s scheme to overturn the [2020 presidential] election.”

But in a statement, Klukowski cried foul.

“The January 6 Committee falsely accused me on Thursday of being a go-between in a conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. That accusation is false both in its broad outlines and its details,” he said.

“Since the Committee first contacted me, I have cooperated without hesitation, provided it with hundreds of documents, and sat for many hours of recorded depositions. The information produced from those efforts fully contradicts the Committee’s statements regarding my actions, yet the Committee has chosen to keep such information to itself rather than share it with the public,” he added.

Indeed, and therein lies the dilemma: Unless the committee, which is chockablock with left-wingers, decides to voluntarily release the depositions, the depositions are gone and may realistically never be seen publicly.

The Times, for its part, blames Republicans for this fiasco.

“Republicans blocked the creation of an independent, nonpartisan commission to study the attack, which would have had to disclose much of its underlying evidence,” the paper claims.

True, but what Republicans had wanted was a congressional committee — like the Jan. 6th committee — but staffed with actual Republicans, not outgoing turncoat “Republicans” Adam Kinzinger and Liz Cheney.

But because Democrats controlled the House at the time of the committee’s creation, it was instead stockpiled with nothing but Democrats — in addition to Kinzinger and Cheney, both of whom pretty much act like Democrats.

As a result, the committee was and remains entirely one-sided in how it operates, including in how it deals with witnesses.

“The committee issued subpoenas despite not having the number of required members of the opposition, or a recognized ‘ranking member’ of the minority party, as indicated by its enabling resolution. Nevertheless, it used the threat of prosecution for contempt of Congress to pressure potential witnesses — who were made to appear behind closed doors and without another side of the argument present to argue an alternative view,” Breitbart News notes.

“Notably, Speaker Pelosi herself was not called as a witness, nor was any other official who might have shed light on the weakness of Capitol security on January 6. Several members of the panel themselves had disputed the legitimacy of previous elections or challenged the certification of Electoral College votes — the very activity that the committee sought to portray in its public presentations as an act of insurrection against the country,” according to Breitbart News.

That being said, committee chair Bennie Thompson, a Democrat, “said Monday that the committee will make public the bulk of the nonsensitive material,” according to the Times.

However, even the left-wing paper admits that the “bulk of” everything isn’t everything.

“Will it include staff notes as well as the more than 1,000 depositions taken by the committee? Will the public see internal memos or evidence analysis? And will emails or text messages be redacted for privacy reasons?” the Times asks.

Probably not.

It’s important to ask anyway because whatever is publicly disclosed “will largely determine what information the public will know about intelligence failures around the Jan. 6 insurrection and who was involved in them,” according to the Times.

Meaning that whatever the Democrat-led committee chooses to release will play a fundamental role in determining the –> narrative <– that the public consumes.

This is where the real problem lies because Democrats are infamous for their false narratives:

The good news is that congressional Republicans are readying to take full control of the House in a matter of days, and when that happens this very partisan committee will no longer exist …

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