The Jan. 6 panel chairman said “important testimony” shows the White House “was ordered to do something”
representing Bennie thompsonBennie Gordon ThompsonSunday Shows Preview: Omicron’s Surge Continues; Anniversary of Jan 6 attack looms Trump’s key adviser Bernard Kerik hands Jan 6 panel with trove of documents Jan 6 committee hopes to release interim report by summer: MORE report (D-Miss.) Said on Sunday that the House special committee investigating the Jan.6 attack on the Capitol had “important evidence” suggesting the White House “was ordered to do something” then that the riot was going on at the other end. from Pennsylvania Avenue.
Interviewed by the co-presenter Dana bashDana BashHarry Reid, political pugilist and longtime Senate Majority Leader, dies. House Republican Democrat Says Political Environment On Capitol Hill “Toxic” 10 Democrats Who Could Run In 2024 If Biden Doesn’t Do MORE on CNN’s ‘State of the Union’ if the Jan. 6 panel learned more about what then-President TrumpDonald TrumpOne in three Americans say violence against government is sometimes justified: Poll Seven most vulnerable governors facing re-election in 2022 on Sunday show snapshot: Omicron surge continues; anniversary of the January 6 attack is approaching MORE Did or did not do during the attack according to testimony, Thompson, the committee chairman, said: “Yes, we did.”
“We have important testimony that leads us to believe that the White House was ordered to do something. We want to verify all of this so that when we produce our report and when we hold the hearings, the public has the opportunity to see it for themselves, ”he added.
Text submitted to committee by Trump’s chief of staff Marc des meadowsSpokesman for Mark MeadowsTrump is suing the Jan.6 panel and says he is cooperating with the investigation. and read aloud last month by Rep. Liz cheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneySunday shows preview: Omicron’s surge continues; anniversary of the January 6 attack is approaching Eleven interesting races to watch in 2022 Top 10 news of the year MORE (R-Wyo.), The vice-chair of the committee, shows a number of people including figures from Fox News and Donald Trump Jr. begging Meadows to have the president condemn the violence.
In a message, the president’s son told Meadows, “He needs to condemn this shit ASAP.
“I’m pushing hard. I agree, ”Meadows replied.
In a separate text to Meadows, Trump Jr. wrote, “We need an Oval Office address. He has to lead now. It went too far and got out of hand.
Fox news Laura ingrahamLaura Anne IngrahamWhat we learned from the Meadows documents, according to Brad Parscale, the Jan.6 committee issued a subpoena for his phone records. Who will quit Fox News next? FOLLOWING also contacted Meadows saying, “Mark, the president needs to tell the people on Capitol Hill to go home.” It hurts us all. He destroys his heritage.
Brian Kilmeade, a Fox & Friends host, texted Meadows, “Please put it on TV. Destroy everything you’ve accomplished.
Fox News Host Sean hannitySean Patrick Hannity’s Best Political Celebrity Moments2021 Top 10 Republicans Most Likely To Run For President 5 Quotes From Trump That Indicate He Will Run In 2024 MORE also contacted the Chief of Staff, writing: “Can he make a statement? Ask people to leave the Capitol.
Meadows, after Cheney publicly read the texts, said the messages sent by Fox News hosts were “armed” in an attempt to portray Trump in a negative light.
He said the committee had “selectively leaked ‘the texts’ to spread a narrative, quite frankly, that the president had not acted.”
Hannity and Ingraham both defended their claims about the attack after their text messages were revealed. Hannity said he allegedly said the same thing he texted Meadows in public, and Ingraham said: “In public and in private I said what I believe: that the January 6 violation on Capitol Hill was a terrible thing. Crimes were committed. “
“Some people have been unfairly hunted down and persecuted, but it was not an insurgency. To say anything else is more than dishonest and ignores the facts of that day,” she added.