WASHINGTON - Committee on House Administration's Subcommittee on Oversight Chairman Barry Loudermilk (GA-11) released a statement following the White House's offer to share unredacted transcripts from key White House testimonials in front of the January 6th Select Committee. 

“While the White House granting access to these transcripts is a step in the right direction, I maintain these are House records and they should be returned in full," said Chairman Loudermilk. "Chairman Bennie Thompson claims total transparency, yet no current Republican Member of Congress has ever seen these transcripts or their contents.

"I agree that operational details and security information must be highly protected. However, the American people have a right to know the full truth, not just facts the Select Committee apparently cherry-picked and published online. I look forward to reviewing these transcripts to better understand why the Select Committee sought testimony from these individuals and why they attempted to hide them from House Republicans and our Subcommittee.”

On January 18, 2024, Chairman Loudermilk wrote letters to White House Counsel Richard A. Sauber and Department of Homeland Security General Counsel Jonathan Meyer requesting unedited and unredacted transcripts of White House and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) witnesses’ testimony to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol. 

Based on records the Oversight Subcommittee has obtained, we know that numerous Secret Service employees were interviewed who were either with former President Trump or in proximity to former President Trump on Jan. 6, 2021. It is extremely concerning that House Democrats did not archive these transcripts as required by House rules, but instead hid them from House Republicans by sending them to the White House and DHS.

DHS has not responded.