The abusive January 6 Committee leaked Trump’s internal White House records to the media and accused the former president of a “possible coverup” over a lack of record keeping on 7 hours of phone calls on January 6.
According to call logs obtained by The Washington Post and CBS News, the committee has no records for 457 minutes on January 6, 2021 – between 11:17 am to 6:54 pm.
Recall, the National Archives turned over 11 pages of Trump’s daily activities and call logs to the Jan. 6 panel in January of this year.
The January 6 committee is now searching for ‘burner phones’ or backchannels Trump may have used that day.
The Washington Post reported:
Internal White House records from the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol that were turned over to the House select committee show a gap in President Donald Trump’s phone logs of seven hours and 37 minutes, including the period when the building was being violently assaulted, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post and CBS News.
The lack of an official White House notation of any calls placed to or by Trump for 457 minutes on Jan. 6, 2021 – from 11:17 a.m. to 6:54 p.m. – means the committee has no record of his phone conversations as his supporters descended on the Capitol, battled overwhelmed police and forcibly entered the building, prompting lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to flee for safety.
The House panel is now investigating whether Trump communicated that day through backchannels, phones of aides or personal disposable phones, known as “burner phones,” according to two people with knowledge of the probe, who, like others interviewed for this report, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive information. The committee is also scrutinizing whether it received the full logs from that day.
One lawmaker on the panel said the committee is investigating a “possible coverup” of the official White House record from that day. Another person close to the committee said the large gap in the records is of “intense interest” to some lawmakers on the committee, many of whom have reviewed copies of the documents. Both spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss internal committee deliberations.