Republicans set up viewing room for Planned Parenthood videos

Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are setting up a special room where staffers and members of Congress can watch hours of unedited footage released by David Daleiden, maker of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos that have landed the women's health and abortion provider in hot water.

Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, announced Wednesday that his committee has received previously unreleased footage he subpeonaed from Daleiden. Both Republicans and Democrats will be allowed to access the nearly 800 gigabytes of data, but it won't be made available to the public.

"A viewing room is set up in the committee office where all committee members and staff — majority and minority — have equal access to view the footage," he said. "It will take significant time to evaluate all of the footage. Out of an abundance of caution to ensure the safety and security of all individuals recorded, the footage will not be released to the public at this time."

The move is an effort by Republicans to dispel charges that they're withholding details that would cast Planned Parenthood in a more positive light.

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