White House records from January 6 show gap of more than seven hours in Trump calls: Washington Post/CBS
The 11-page White House presidential diary, which is an account of the president’s daily activities, and the White House switchboard call logs show phone calls Trump had with at least eight people on the morning of the Jan. 6 and 11 people that night — unrated calls from 11:17 a.m. ET to 6:54 p.m., according to the Post and CBS, which obtained the tapes.
House investigators are now looking into whether Trump communicated on Jan. 6 via back channels, assistant phones or burner phones, two people with knowledge of the investigation told The Post and CBS.
The recordings also list two phone calls between Trump and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, according to the Post and CBS.
Giuliani did not respond to the Post and CBS request for comment. Bannon declined to comment to the media through a representative.
At 9:02 a.m., Trump had attempted to call then-Vice President Mike Pence, and the operator told Trump a message had been left for Pence, the Post and CBS reported.
The White House daily log also includes a call Trump made on the morning of January 6 to an “unidentified person” – the last call he had until the night of January 6, according to the two news outlets. hurry.
A spokeswoman for Trump told the Post and CBS that Trump had nothing to do with White House records and assumed his calls were recorded and stored.
“I have no idea what a burner phone is. To my knowledge, I’ve never even heard of the term,” Trump told The Post and CBS in a statement Monday.
White House Journals also note that Trump spoke with others, including Republican Senator David Perdue of Georgia, conservative commentator William J. Bennett and Fox News host Sean Hannity. They did not respond to requests for comment from Post and CBS.
Tuberville spoke with Trump for less than 10 minutes that day, with the president trying to convince the senator to make additional objections to the Electoral College vote to try to block Congress’ certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, a source close to the call. told CNN.
According to the Post and CBS, Trump’s calls listed that night were to aides and advisers, including Daniel Scavino Jr., White House attorney Pat Cipollone, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and political adviser Jason Miller, with whom he spoke for 18 minutes.
Trump also spoke with lawyers supporting his fight against the 2020 election results, including conservative attorney Cleta Mitchell, who worked with Trump to challenge Biden’s victory in Georgia, the Post and CBS reported.
Others Trump called on Jan. 6 included Kurt Olsen, who was advising Trump on the legal challenges to the election; senior Trump adviser Stephen Miller; Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell; and Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri, the Post and CBS reported. A McConnell aide told the media that the Republican from Kentucky declined Trump’s appeal. It’s unclear if Trump has reached Hawley, according to the Post and CBS.
Common use of private cell phone
A former Trump White House staffer told CNN that Trump’s calls on personal cellphones were rarely tracked or recorded.
On the morning of January 6, Trump delivered a speech at the “Save America Rally” on the National Mall and urged his supporters to march to the Capitol and “fight like hell” to stop lawmakers from certifying the results of the elections. 2020 election. Records note that Trump returned to the White House at 1:19 p.m. and “met his valet” at 1:21 p.m., according to the Post and CBS.