Recent reports suggest a concerning development surrounding the January 6 committee. Jesse Watters of Fox News has claimed that the committee tasked with investigating the events of January 6, may have destroyed nearly half of its evidence.

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According to Watters, as former President Donald Trump prepares for his upcoming trial related to the January 6 charges, he will have the legal power to subpoena vital documents and videos relevant to the case. This means the January 6 committee, which has been collecting documents, transcripts, and hours of video depositions over the past two years, would be obligated to present any materials that Trump’s defense team requests. However, Watters alleges that the committee has already destroyed up to 50% of its findings.

This raised eyebrows, considering the significant amount of data the committee has amassed. “The Democrat-run January 6 committee is missing one and a half terabytes of data,” Watters stated. Such a volume of data could include critical records highlighting security lapses on Capitol Hill, video depositions from Trump’s cabinet members, as well as crucial emails and text messages.

The broader implication is that the committee might have selectively released only the information that aligns with the Democratic narrative while potentially hiding or erasing evidence that contradicts it. Such actions, if true, would undoubtedly undermine the public’s trust in the integrity and transparency of congressional investigations.

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Historically, once a congressional investigation is concluded, all evidence and findings are preserved and transferred to the archives. Other investigative committees, like those for the Benghazi and 9/11 incidents, have maintained all their records. As Watters pointed out, “losing or destroying committee evidence is not common practice,” adding that it’s a felony to destroy such materials.

The ramifications of these allegations could be substantial. If Trump is re-elected, members of the January 6 committee might face legal consequences for their supposed actions.

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Adding to the controversy, Watters also touched upon past instances where Democrats have been accused of destroying evidence. From Hillary Clinton’s erasing of emails to the IRS’s reported accidental deletion of records, there seems to be a pattern of behavior that raises questions.

Watters further highlighted an incident involving Trump’s Twitter account. He claimed that prosecutor Jack Smith obtained a search warrant and accessed Trump’s Twitter account without his knowledge. Trump responded to these accusations, stating that it was a violation of his civil rights and an infringement on his presidential campaign.

The potential destruction of evidence by the January 6 committee, combined with alleged infringements on Trump’s rights, paints a concerning picture of transparency and fairness in the current political landscape. As the nation grapples with these allegations, the integrity of our democratic institutions remains in the balance.

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