House GOP gave Jan. 6 footage to Carlson without telling Capitol Police, lawyer says

March 18, 2023

On Feb. 28, McCarthy told reporters that he had been consulting with U.S. Capitol Police about the release of the footage. When the police first provided the security footage to the House Administration Committee, they were not told that anyone outside the committee would be reviewing the footage, DiBiase said. DiBiase said he had “numerous conversations” with the House committee asking to review the clips. The committee requested a list from DiBiase of cameras deemed to show sensitive security information, such as evacuation routes. On his program, Carlson aired selectively edited security footage from that day and called it a mostly peaceful event.