Despite all its bluster to the media, the January 6 committee apparently has “very few records” that explicitly illustrate what former President Donald J. Trump had been doing over the course of the events unfolding on Capitol Hill.
Previously, J6 committee members had claimed that they had upwards of 187 minutes’ worth of documentation for what Trump had been saying or doing after encouraging his supporters to “peacefully” protest.
However, it turns out that much of the documentation boils down to varied witness accounts, rather than indisputable documentation, as explained by Democrat Representative Elaine Luria during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
During her appearance, Luria was asked whether or not the committee would have the ability to provide insight into what the former president was doing, minute by minute, over the course of the demonstrators’ attack on Capitol Hill.
Responding back to host Chuck Todd, Luria remarked, “Well, I think it’d be more clear to describe it as what he was not doing.”
“You know, it’s been reported previously that the phone logs at the White House on that date, they’re missing information,” the Democrat observed, adding that a significant gap remains.
The representative also insisted that the J6 committee had ample information from multiple interviews taken with individuals who had been either working with or in the vicinity of Trump on January 6.
“We’ve interviewed 1,000 witnesses and a lot of people who worked directly in the White House for the president in his immediate vicinity during that day,” Luria continued, noting that the interviews had resulted in “a very comprehensive tick-tock timeline of what [Trump] did.”
“Everyone who has come to speak to the committee that has direct evidence of that time-frame has been very helpful in piecing it together,” Luria concluded.
Over the course of the attack on Capitol Hill, Trump tweeted on two separate occasions, urging protestors to remain peaceful.