Maddow plays new Capitol riot audio that changes much of what we know about Jan 6 attacks

MSNBC's Rachel Maddow on Thursday explained the significance of new audio recordings of U.S. Park Police on January 6th.

The "new, never before heard police radio recordings" were obtained by the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).

"These are recordings that, among other things, show that as the National Park Police, that police force, was overwhelmed, they at one point had a number of their officers backed up inside of the Washington Monument for their own protection and that sort of extreme pressure on those police officers happened as early as 9:30 in the morning on the day of the Capitol attack," Maddow explained.

"Now, as far as I know, we had not previously understood the Trump crowd on the mall and on the Capitol grounds as early as the 9:00 a.m. hour was already fighting with police to the point of overwhelming them," she noted, playing clips from the recordings.

Maddow interviewed Rep. Jaime Raskin (D-MD) about the new recordings. Raskin, who sits on the select committee investigating the attacks, said he had not previously heard the recordings.


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