Monday, December 27, 2021

Jan. 6 Committee Investigating Trump’s Calls To Willard Hotel Before Capitol Riot

The House Jan. 6 Committee will probe Trump's Phone calls to allies stationed at the Willard Hotel, in Washington, hours before the attack, Committee Chairman, Bennie Thompson (D-MS, 2nd District), said.

The Panel Cannot ask the National Archives for Records of Specific Calls, but plans to review White House Phone Records, around the time of the attack, in an effort to investigate specific calls Trump made to Multiple Allies, seeking to Block the Certification of Biden's Election Victory.

"If we say we want all White House calls made on January 5 and 6, if he made it on a White House phone, then obviously we would look at it there," Thompson said. "If we get the information that we requested, those calls potentially will be reflected to the Willard Hotel and whomever," Thompson said.

In the late hours of Jan. 5, Trump made several Calls, to a Team led by Trump Lawyers: Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman, and Boris Ephsteyn, as well as, former White House strategist Steve Bannon, to discuss ways to Delay the Certification of Biden's win.

Trump complained that Vice President Mike Pence was reluctant to use his Ceremonial Role at the Joint Session of Congress, called to Certify Electoral Votes, to Alter or Delay the Final Outcome.

Trump also pressed Allies on whether they could Delay Certification through a Scheme in which Republican-led Legislatures would send Alternate Slates of Electors to Congress, with the aim of Reversing Biden's Victories in Key States, which was Illegal under State Laws.

States select Alternative Electors, and some will Fine the Elected Elector, if they do Not Vote for the State Winner.

Trump called the Lawyers and Non-Lawyers on his Team at the Willard separately, because Giuliani "did not want to have non-lawyers participate on sensitive calls and jeopardize claims to attorney-client privilege," according to the Report.

The Calls came a day after Eastman held a meeting with Trump, Pence, and Pence's Chief of Staff Marc Short, to Detail his Plan to have Pence Delay the Certification of the Results. Pence pushed back on the Plan, which made Trump "furious," according to the Report.

Pence Declined to commit to Cooperating with the Committee's Investigation, but Short is complying with a Subpoena from the Panel. The Committee is getting "significant cooperation from Team Pence."

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