Newly released footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot is raising new questions about the events that transpired and the subsequent criminal charges as the U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide whether to hear the first two Jan. 6 appeals.
House Speaker Mike Johnson said Friday that he plans to release 44,000 hours of Jan. 6 footage to the general public. The first batch containing about 90 hours of footage was released that day, and the remaining 44,000 hours are expected to be released over the next several months. Additionally, starting Monday, the House Administration Oversight Subcommittee will allow any U.S. citizen to review U.S. Capitol Police video footage from Jan. 6 by scheduling an appointment to view the videos in person.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court scheduled conferences for Dec. 1 to discuss whether to accept two appeals, one of which involves an off-duty federal agent who carried his service pistol and credentials onto the Capitol grounds on Jan. 6, 2021, and the other which involves the Justice Department's use of an evidence-tampering law in Capitol riot cases.