‘Insurrection’ debunked? Handshakes, fist bumps, and full access: What we know so far from the Jan. 6 tapes release


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Speaker Mike Johnson’s release of 44,000 hours of footage from Jan. 6, 2021, nearly broke the internet on Friday night, with countless videos surfacing on social media countering the Democrats’ “insurrection” narrative.

One video shared by social media influencer Benny Johnson appears to show Capitol Police officers removing restraints from a protestor before fist bumping and releasing him.

Another video shows a Capitol Police officer shaking hands with a protestor and patting him on the back before walking through the hall among other protestors and officers who appear unconcerned about the situation.

A video shared by “Dear America” host Graham Allen shows Capitol Police calmly standing by as dozens of pro-Trump demonstrators strolled through the halls of the Capitol, some recording on their phones and some carrying flags.

A similar scene was evident in another video shared by Johnson, where police stood by as protestors walked in and out of the building.

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