A House Republican who is investigating the Capitol protest of Jan. 6, 2021, has launched a campaign to force President Joe Biden's White House to hand over transcripts of interviews that were previously conducted by the House Jan. 6 committee.
U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) made the request in a letter that he sent to the White House on Friday.
Loudermilk is the chairman of the House Administration Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight.
In this capacity, he is investigating the now-disbanded, Democrat-led House Select Committee on January 6.
Earlier this month, Loudermilk made some surprising - and not so surprising - revelations about the highly partisan House Select Committee on January 6.
The Daily Wire reports, "Earlier this month, Loudermilk accused the committee of manipulating evidence to create an anti-Trump 'narrative' while failing to investigate key aspects of the Capitol riot, such as the actions of security officials at the U.S. Capitol that day."
This, of course, is nothing new.
But, Loudermilk, according to the Daily Wire, also revealed "that the January 6 committee did not keep all of its records and that some are being held by the White House and Department of Homeland Security (DHS)."
This, obviously, has led to some fairly big questions, including why the committee got rid of the records and why some are being held by the White House. These are the sorts of questions that Loudermilk is now trying to answer.
In the letter, Loudermilk demands that the White House hand over the records "without alteration or redaction."
[T]he White House is in possession of records that are the property of the U.S. House of Representatives, including testimony provided to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. These records must be returned immediately in their original form without alteration or redaction.
Loudermilk, in the letter, went on to indicate that the White House appears to be, at least, holding on to the Jan. 6 committee's interviews of "multiple Secret Service agents or employees who were assigned to former President Trump on January 6, 2021."
Loudermilk is asking the White House to hand the documents over by 5 p.m. on Aug. 30, 2023. He has said that "anything other than receiving original, unredacted copies is unacceptable."
The White House, at the time of this writing, has yet to indicate whether or not it will comply with Loudermilk's request. It has yet to release any statement in response to Loudermilk's letter.