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In a move that clearly irritated Democratic Party leaders, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently released thousands of hours of surveillance footage from the attack that day on the U.S. Capitol to Fox News Channel host Tucker Carlson. On Tuesday, McCarthy defended his decision to release video of what the Left has repeatedly labeled an "insurrection" in the two years since.
Carlson previously produced a documentary suggesting the federal government used the attack by President Donald Trump's supporters as a pretext to persecute conservatives – and he has confirmed that his team is reviewing the footage ahead of a possible airing.
Jenna Ellis, a former attorney for Trump, hosts a weekday morning show on American Family Radio. She anticipates Carlson will break down all the footage and perhaps present several programs dedicated to what the video footage reveals.
"This is a good thing for the truth because the January 6th Committee was completely one-sided," Ellis tells AFN. "You did not have cross-examination; you did not have all of the evidence coming in – you only had what that committee, which was completely anti-Trump, wanted to come in."
Ellis continues: "The truth is we didn't get the full scope of what actually happened and what this footage may show – and I think we're going to get that now."
Former President Donald Trump himself has denounced the investigation as a "witch hunt."
Ellis contends the public release of the video footage could be a tipping point revealing the truth and exposing what she calls the "biased effort" of the Democrat-dominated J6 Committee.
"The Democrats' [effort] to get rid of President Trump and prevent him from running for office again … has failed at every turn and every attempt," she argues. "So, I think this is a great day in America when we finally see some transparency – and I applaud Speaker McCarthy for giving all of this footage to Tucker Carlson."
No definitive decision has been made regarding when the footage might be aired.