Loudermilk: Jan. 6 committee blocking access to its files

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) accused the former chairman of the now-dissolved Jan. 6 committee on Monday of improperly archiving committee data, saying some items were missing, deleted, or encrypted.

Loudermilk wrote to Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) that more than a terabyte of information appeared missing from the hard drives archived with the clerk of the House and that “numerous digital records” he uncovered were password protected, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.

Loudermilk chairs the House Administration Committee’s oversight subcommittee and has been investigating the work of the Democratic-led Jan. 6 committee since Republicans took over the House majority last year. The Jan. 6 panel used a deep well of resources; it spent millions of dollars, held prime-time public hearings, and interviewed hundreds of witnesses before it dissolved at the end of 2022. Prior to
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