The House select committee probing the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol obtained the White House call logs. Still, it does not list calls between then-Republican President Donald Trump and lawmakers as he watched the insurgence unfold on the TV screen, nor do they list calls made directly to the president.
The House panel probing the January 6th 2021 Capitol riot obtained the White House call logs don’t list calls between Trump and lawmakers as he watched the insurgence unfold on TV. However, the House select committee had requested the National Archives for all call logs. pic.twitter.com/Owusj1v0oi
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The lack of information about the personal calls of the former president presents a recent challenge to investigators as they work to build the most comprehensive record of the attack, with a specific focus on what Trump was doing in the White House as several of his followers violently attacks and beat police. Afterward, the mob broke into the Capitol and disrupted the certification of the victory of the Democratic President Joe Biden.
Moreover, the officials granted ambiguity to discuss unreleased committee records. There are many possible justifications for errors in the documents, which don’t reflect discussions the former president had with many GOP representatives on the 6th of January. For example, former President Trump was known to use a personal smartphone, or he could have had a cell phone passed to him by an aide.
House-select Committee is Continuing to Receive Records
In addition, the committee is continuing to receive records from other sources, including the National Archives, to produce additional information. Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat from New York, the House Oversight & Reform Committee Chairwoman, stated that she was deeply concerned that at the end of the Trump government, these records were not provided to the Records Administration and National Archives instantly, and they seemed to remove from the White House record.
The committee focused on the actions of the former president on 6th January because Trump waited hours to tell his aides to stop the aggression and leave the Capitol. Moreover, the panel expressed interest in the organization and financing of a violent rally that morning in Washington where the former president told his supporters to fight like hell. in addition, the committee obtained Meadows’ text messages, revealing that Republican officials, Fox News personalities, and prominent GOP leaders desperately tried to reach the former president to tell him to publicly call off the riot.