Jon Karl of ABC noted that Trump kept a White House photographer with him at all times, and there is interest in seeing what is on 1/6 on the photographer’s camera.
There may be photographic evidence of Trump’s coup, as Jon Karl points out #DeadlineWH “They will have photographic evidence. Trump has always had a photographer around him in the White House. I want to know what’s on that photographer’s camera from January 6.” pic.twitter.com/aZPxuk02Pc
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) 16 November 2021
Karl said while promoting his book on Deadline: White House:
I think one way to look at this is looking at the preparation that the Home Managers made in the prosecution trial. It was powerful. It was scorching. This clearly had an impact on those who watched it on the Sate floor. They played that video show minute by minute what happened on January 6th. The January 6 committee much more than the persecution drivers could ever hope has. They have evidence. If they win this battle executive privilege, they will has detailed documents, memoranda. They will have the call logs. They will have the emails. They will be able to see who I wasa contact with Donald Trump.
They will have photographs proof. Trump always had a photographer around him in the White House. I want to know what it says photographer’s camera from 6 January. I want to see the outcomes of the video he released night where he said we love you, to the people who just had storming the Capitol. That was the acceptable version. What was on the unacceptable versions? So I think there are many that this Committee will be able to do. I think what they, by the way, I think we see just a little of their work at the moment. They conducted more than 100 interviews witnesses. They do it methodically and behind closed doors, build up to public hearings it should happen summer and a very compelling report. But the struggle for executive power privilege will determine how effective it is.
If Trump keeps a photographer nearby to document his coup, it could provide damning evidence
Let’s say Mark Meadows tries to deny a face-to-face meeting with Trump at 1/6, but the committee can pull out a photo showing Meadows talking to Trump while the Capitol was under attack.
It is common sense that if one is going to try to overthrow the government, they should not bring someone along to capture the crimes against democracy on film.
Donald Trump is many things, but smart is not one of them.
The pictures can be worth more than a thousand words. The photos could be equivalent to a criminal reference.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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