(Patriot.Buzz) – Unveiling Democrats’ efforts to conceal information and paint a damaging picture of what happened during the Capitol riot, it has come to light that the former Democratic-led House Select Committee on January 6th deleted over 100 encrypted files from its investigation just days before the transition of House control to Republicans.
This discovery is part of an ongoing probe by the House Administration Committee’s Oversight Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), focusing on the security lapses during the January 6th, 2021, Capitol riot and the actions of the previous committee led by Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS).
Loudermilk indicated that this investigation has entered a “new phase” with the endorsement of House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA), who has allocated additional resources to support the inquiry.
According to sources close to Loudermilk’s investigation, the transition of power demanded the handover of all documents from the Thompson-led select committee to the new GOP-majority panel, following House rules. However, there appears to be a significant discrepancy in the transferred data, with only about half of the expected four terabytes of data received by Loudermilk’s committee.
A digital forensics team was employed to uncover the missing information, revealing that 117 files had been deleted and encrypted just before the mandated handover. The recovery of these files has prompted Loudermilk to seek explanations and access to the encrypted data.
In a letter to Thompson, Loudermilk highlighted discrepancies in the archival process and requested passwords for the recovered, password-protected files to ensure they could be archived appropriately. He also reached out to the White House and the Department of Homeland Security for “unedited and unredacted transcripts” of testimony provided to the former select committee, which were not included in the handover.
The actions taken by the previous committee, particularly the deletion of files and incomplete transfer of records, have raised concerns about transparency and the obstruction of the ongoing investigation. Loudermilk criticized the select committee for hindering the Subcommittee’s efforts to preserve critical information as mandated by House rules.
Loudermilk’s determination to uncover the truth behind the January 6th events and ensure the proper archiving of all relevant documents underscores the significance of transparency and accountability in the investigative process. This effort is supported by Speaker Johnson’s commitment to utilizing all available resources to retrieve the documents and shed light on what happened during the Capitol riot.