by Darren Beattie at Revolver.news
Shortly after replacing disgraced and ousted Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Mike Johnson agreed to make good with the base and release the J6 footage from Capitol security cameras that the Capitol police have kept under wraps, with some limited exceptions.
Johnson’s release of the J6 footage has done a great deal to re-introduce Americans to the falsity of the official narrative of January 6th. The latest release includes footage of Capitol police firing “flash bangs” unnecessarily at the crowd, as well as police opening doors and behavior of protestors inside the Capitol that fails to conform to any definition of “terrorism.” As a matter of reinforcing public awareness, such footage is important. For serious researchers of January 6, and for those fortunate enough to have been ahead of the curve by reading Revolver, such information is nothing new. Indeed, we already knew the Capitol Police opened the doors to the crowds in many cases, and that the Capitol Police engaged in egregious acts of unnecessary provocation of the crowd. What Revolver and other researchers are principally interested in is whether and how the newly available footage might advance our understanding of federal involvement in January 6, and help us to piece together identities and networks of informants and agents on the ground that day. Unfortunately such discoveries are made nearly impossible by the fact that Johnson’s team have decided to selectively blur the faces of some January 6 participants, and to simply cut out large swathes of surveillance footage in other cases.
January 6 researcher (and defendant) “Free State Will” laid out the problems with Speaker Mike Johnson’s tapes in two detailed, mega-viral threads on Twitter.