The following is from Just The News.
In the early morning of Jan. 6, 2021, a group of unnamed and unidentified individuals were seen unloading and transporting the materials to assemble the infamous gallows that became the subject of numerous photographs during the protests.
According to surveillance video obtained by the Patriot Freedom Projectfrom the House Administration Subcommittee on Oversight, the unidentified individuals built the gallows in plain view on the National Mall in front of the U.S. Capitol building.
Despite the full resources of law enforcement being deployed against thousands of individuals for participation in January 6—many charged with only misdemeanors—the builders of the gallows remain unidentified.
Photos of the gallows were included in the public hearings of the committee regarding the January 6 riot, and tied to right-wing movements by media like The New York Times.
Ed Martin, an attorney who represents Jan. 6 defendants, released the footage after obtaining it from the House Administration Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight.
On Wednesday, Martin said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show that after reviewing the footage “we figured out that four guys set up the gallows at 6:30 in the morning on January 6, it was a very serious production, they moved it out of a truck, they moved it across on wheels, they came back and forth.”
“And more importantly than anything, as some of the images you have up show, they went to get coffee at about seven in the morning, they went to coffee at the only coffee shop open at that time, which happens to be well, it's right next to Georgetown Law School. But it's also right across from the FBI headquarters in D.C. Something about this doesn't doesn't smell right,” Martin said.
Martin represents January 6 defendants and serves as a board member of the Patriot Freedom Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to raising money to provide financial assistance to those arrested and their families.
The funds raised go towards legal defense fees, financial support for the families, and covering any other defense-related expenses, according to the organization’s website.
Martin believes that the gallows were constructed by those wishing to paint President Trump and his supporters in a bad light. Specifically, Martin wonders why police did not stop its construction. So far, there is no evidence to support Martin’s claims.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Ga., whose subcommittee released the footage to Martin, highlighted his concerns about the the FBI’s effort.
“I mean, there's some pretty clear images and I would make an argument is that the FBI has gone after other people with less evidence, or at least put more effort into an investigation than what it appears that they have done here,” Loudermilk said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show Wednesday.
Loudermilk also told hosts John Solomon and Amanda Head that it is his understanding that the FBI has no suspects for the gallows construction. He also wants to know why the gallows was allowed to remain on the mall during the events of the day.
The Justice Department did not return a request for comment from Just the News about the footage of the gallows builders.
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