Loudermilk asks MPD, National Archives for Jan. 6 materials

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Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) has requested additional information about Jan. 6 security from the National Archives and Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department (MPD).

Loudermilk, the chairman of the House Administration Committee subcommittee on oversight, said in a statement Monday the goal of the letters was to gather information he believes the panel has not yet obtained regarding matters of law enforcement, as well as “gaps” on what was shared by the Select Committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection on the Capitol.

In a letter to MPD Chief Robert Contee, Loudermilk requested a list of all MPD officers at the Capitol complex the day of the attack and whether they were in plain clothes or in uniform. He requested all recordings of radio communications, all body camera footage, and all MPD electronic surveillance recordings as well as any intelligence they had in the weeks leading up to the 2021 attack.

Loudermilk also requested an inventory of all material the Archives possesses from the Select Committee and an inventory of any material given to that panel by another congressional committee, the White House, other agencies or individuals.

“As the subcommittee continues reviewing the security failures leading up to and on January 6th, we’ve determined that we may not possess all relevant information and documentation that is pertinent to our investigation,” Loudermilk said in a statement.

Loudermilk gave Archives and MPD until May 30 and May 31, respectively, to produce the requested materials.

The Hill has reached out to the Archives and MPD for comment.

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