Former Committee 1/6 staffer Denver Riggleman said there is evidence someone called a rioter during the 1/6 attack from the White House.
The White House switchboard connected a call to a rioter while the Capitol was under siege on Jan. 6, 2021, according to former Jan. 6 committee member Denver Riggleman.
“I only know one end to this call,” Riggleman said.https://t.co/U5PIrgqDV4 pic.twitter.com/cbkIFuvc6p
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Riggleman said in a 60 Minutes interview:
I know only one end of this call. I don’t know the end of the White House, which I believe is more important. But the point is, the American people need to know that there are connections that need to be explored further.
From my point of view…being in counterterrorism. If the White House, even if it’s a short call, and it’s a connected call, who makes that phone call? Was it an accidental call? When the White House just called numbers someone misdialed a rioter that day, Jan. 6? Probably not.
Riggleman is a former House Republican with a background in counterterrorism and national security.
His target audience with these statements is the American people, but it’s also the Department of Justice. Even though Committee 1/6 did a deep dive and got the phone numbers and identified who was potentially on the White House side of the call, they don’t have the authority to do anything about it. this subject.
The DOJ does.
There have been reports for years that people in Trump’s White House were in communication with insurgents before the attack on the Capitol.
This was not previously known to the public, as Trump was in his private residence watching the attack on television and doing nothing to help Capitol police and members of Congress, someone in his White House was calling a rioter.
Instead of defending the nation, the Trump White House appears to be acting more like a command center for the 1/6 attack.
Mr. Easley is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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