Newly Released Footage and Audio Recordings Gives Timeline of Capitol Attack

Newly released surveillance, body-worn, and audio recordings give a timeline of events of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.

The footage was shown on June 9 during at a select committee hearing in Washington, DC, part of an investigation by a bipartisan House panel focused on the attack on the US Capitol, led by Representatives Bennie Thompson and Liz Cheney.

The release shows a number of videos making up a timeline of events beginning at 11.33 am with a crowd, named in the footage as Proud Boys, marching by the Peace Monument.

Surveillance footage captures the attack as the crowd moved through barriers and into the chambers of the Capitol. Body-worn footage shows the clashes between police and the crowd as they make their way into the building.

US Capitol and Washington Metropolitan Police radio transmissions can be heard throughout the video as the attack unfolds.

In one discussion, an officer can be heard saying to another, “we can’t hold this, we’ve got too many f****** people. Look at this f****** vantage point. We’re f*****.” Credit: January 6th Committee via Storyful

Video transcript


DONALD TRUMP: Do the right thing. I hope so. I hope so. Because if Mike Pence does the right thing, we win the election. All Vise President Pence has to do is send it back to the States to re-certify, and we become President and you are the happiest people.


Mike Pence is going to have to come through for us. And if he doesn't, that will be a sad day for our country. Mike Pence, I hope you're going to stand up for the good of our Constitution and for the good of our country. And if you're not, I'm going to be very disappointed in you, I will tell you right now.


- Number one priority. We just had a huge circle breach the line. We need backup.

- And the United States Senate.


- We're going to give prior warning. As soon as they're here, we're going to prior warning. We're going to try and get compliance, but this is now effectively a riot.

- 1:49 hours, declaring it a riot.

- Be advised, police one advisor trying to breach and get into the Capitol.

- Copy.


- Hold the line. Hold the line. Hold the line.

- Back the line.

- 22, we're about five minutes out, we're trying to make our way through all of this.



- Go, go, go, go.

- We have a breach of the Capitol, breach of the Capitol at the upper level.

- Be advised, they're requesting additional resources on the East side as they've broken that window and they're trying to kick it in.




- Without objection, the chair declares the House in recess pursuant to clause 12b of rule one.

- Mike Pence didn't have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country.

- You pepper spray to know the man will fight for you.


- We can't hold us, we're going to go to many [BLEEP] people. Look at this [BLEEP] vantage point.


- We need an area for the House members. They're all walking over now through the tunnels.


We're trying to hold the upper deck. We are trying to hold the upper deck now. We need to hold the doors of the Capitol.


I need more support.


We lost the line. We lost the line. All MPD, get back. All MPD get back to the upper deck. All MPD get back to the upper deck.

- Be advised that Capitol Police is going to start moving their resources inside to start the N4 officers first.


- It's 208 with four members. The doors barricaded, there's people flooded the hallways outside. We have no way out.

- Advance officers still remaining on the House floor on the third floor. To use, if nothing else, it's time to evacuate so we can secure the members on the other side. Copy.


- Bring her out. Bring her out here. We're coming here if you don't bring her out. Fuck you, you son of a bitch. Stupid. You go back.

- Can I have my cellphone back?

- Get him out. Get him out.

- Officer down. Get him up.

- Get him up.

- This is crazy. They're all charged up for backup.

- I need back up.