Watch: Highlights from new footage of the January 6 Capitol attack

CNN is airing more exclusive footage at 8pm ET on “Anderson Cooper 360.”


The House Select Committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021 has held a series of public hearings in an attempt to shed light on the events of that day and former President Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election fueled a mob. against the violence of his supporters.

The hearings included a wide range of information gathered during the investigation, recorded clips of panel interviews, live witness testimony and documentary material.

In a hearing Thursday, which ended with a vote to subpoena Trump, the committee showed footage of congressional leaders on Jan. 6 trying to back up federal law enforcement to counter the attack.

CNN obtained about an hour of additional material that the panel did not present. Footage obtained exclusively by CNN shows in new detail how congressional leaders fled the US Capitol on January 6 and turned a nearby military base into a command center. finish securing the insurgency and the 2020 elections. The film was shot by documentarian Alexandra Pelosi, the daughter of the Democratic speaker of the House.

It has been known since January 6, 2021 that congressional leaders from both parties were quickly evacuated to Fort McNair, located two miles south of the Capitol. But before Thursday, the public has seen very little footage from inside the base, and the new tapes show for the first time Pelosi’s escape from the Capitol in an SUV that drove her to the base.

The clips show chaotic scenes of Democrats and Republicans working the phones at Fort McNair, sometimes together, trying to figure out what was going on as they passed the Capitol and calling for help.

Here are some key takeaways from the new footage:

Hear Schumer urges acting AG to ask Trump to drop riots

This clip shows a tense conversation between Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, and acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, in which Schumer urges Rosen to tell Trump to get the rioters out of the Capitol.

“Are you going to ask the president to make a statement asking him to leave the Capitol?” Schumer says. Rosen sidesteps the question, saying instead, “So, you know, we’re coordinating as quickly and as quickly as you can guess”; at which point Schumer jumps in saying, “no, no, no, answer my question, please,” before. shouting, “answer my question!”

At the time, Schumer probably didn’t know that Rosen’s relationship with Trump had deteriorated, and that Rosen was less of a Trump loyalist and more of an ally for the transfer of power.

A few days earlier, Trump had threatened to fire Rosen and replace him with Jeffrey Clark, a senior Justice Department official who was willing to do what Rosen would not: Use the powers of federal law to overturn the results of the 2020 election to keep Trump. in power

At the start of the clip, Schumer can be seen yelling at then-Secretary of the Navy Ryan McCarthy.

“DC has asked for the National Guard and DOD has denied it. I wish I knew a good goddamn reason why it was denied,” Schumer said. “Please, the entire Capitol is in ruins… We’ve all been evacuated. There’s been gunfire. The entire National Guard component is needed. we have, now.”

Schumer hangs up the phone and tells Pelosi, who is sitting next to him, “They haven’t denied it. I talked to the Secretary of the Army. He’s given full approval to the (inaudible) National Guard. He said he didn’t deny it.”

Exclusive Pelosi footage

Watch the moment Pelosi threatened to impeach Trump on Jan. 6

Pelosi can be seen reacting to Trump’s speech at the Ellipse, where he told his supporters to go to the Capitol, and said he would be with them to protest the certification of the election.

“Tell him, if he comes here, we’re going to the White House,” Pelosi said with a laugh.

Later, Pelosi’s chief of staff informs her that the Secret Service “derailed (Trump) coming to Capitol Hill.” It is not clear how the assistant learned. But the footage backs up testimony from Trump White House official Cassidy Hutchinson, who told the committee on Jan. 6 about Trump’s attempt to force his security detail to move into the Capitol, but was rebuffed.

Pelosi responds to the news with a straight face, telling aides nearby: “If it comes, I’m going to punch it. I’ve been waiting for this. For trespassing on Capitol grounds, I’ll punch you. And I will go to prison, and I will be happy”.

Later in the clip, Pelosi can be seen saying “we have to end the process or they will have a total victory,” a reference to how lawmakers sought to end the 2020 presidential election results and Joe Biden’s victory. The pro-Trump mob attacked the Capitol.

This clip shows Pelosi on the phone with Vice President Mike Pence, who says he’s in the Capitol building. Pence told Pelosi and Schumer that he believed law enforcement officials would be able to convene the House and Senate in “about an hour.”

The video shows how Pence worked to relay information to congressional leaders on the day of the attack. When Schumer hears what Pence has to say, she firmly responds, “Good news!”

“There are thousands of law enforcement on campus and they’re confident they’ll be able to secure the campus, so I hope that helps,” Pence says. After thanking Pelosi.

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Footage of the January 6 riots shows never-before-seen members of parliament taking cover

This clip shows in great detail how the situation at the Capitol escalated on January 6th as rioters engulfed and eventually tore the building apart. It shows rioters yelling obscenities at a variety of people, including law enforcement officers, Pelosi and Pence.

Pelosi is later seen huddling with Schumer and other congressional leaders. They pass a phone with pictures of the scene unfolding in the Capitol. “Oh my God. They broke into the Senate chamber,” Schumer says.

A television was turned on showing images of the attack. “Oh my God, the windows are breaking,” Pelosi says, reacting to what she sees on the screen. “It’s terrible. All with the encouragement of the president of the United States.”

Later, a group of bipartisan congressional leaders huddled around a phone to speak with Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller.

Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has an urgent message for Miller, saying, “We’re in a hurry, you understand?”

Miller responded that he got the message, “loud and clear.”

Pelosi is later seen on the phone with Pence. He asks her how she is and expresses concern for her safety. “Don’t let anyone know where you are,” he warned.