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White House logs show gap of 7-plus hours in Trump Jan. 6 call record -report

World Mar 29, 2022 06:15PM ET
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2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A mob of supporters of then-U.S. President Donald Trump climb through a window they broke as they storm the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo 2/2

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -White House records show an unexplained gap of more than seven hours in the record of former President Donald Trump's telephone calls the day of the deadly Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Washington Post and CBS reported on Tuesday.

Logs turned over to the House of Representatives panel investigating the attack showed no calls placed to or by Trump between 11:17 a.m. and 6:54 p.m. while his supporters violently rioted at the Capitol as lawmakers were set to certify Trump's 2020 election loss, the news outlets reported.

The 11 pages of records turned over to lawmakers showed Trump talked to at least eight people by phone before the gap and 11 afterward, the Post and CBS said.

A spokesman for the House Select Committee investigating the Capitol riot declined comment. A spokesperson for Trump said Trump had nothing to do with the records, and assumed any and all of his phone calls were recorded and preserved.

Extensive public reporting also cites multiple conversations held by Trump on Jan. 6 with allies and lawmakers. That prompted investigators to probe whether he communicated that day through unofficial back channels or a disposable phone known as a "burner phone," the report said, citing two people familiar with the congressional investigation.

In a statement, Trump said, "I have no idea what a burner phone is, to the best of my knowledge I have never even heard the term."

At least seven deaths have been connected to the assault on the seat of the U.S. government by thousands of Trump supporters, interrupting certification of the result of the November 2020 presidential election.

They marched on the Capitol after the ex-president's fiery speech at a rally repeating his unfounded claim that his loss to Democratic President Joe Biden was the result of fraud.

House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy last year described talking to his fellow Republican during the rioting, saying he urged the president to call off his supporters and accept his defeat.

The House panel on Monday voted unanimously to seek "contempt of Congress" charges against Peter Navarro, a former trade adviser to Trump, and Daniel Scavino, who was a Trump deputy chief of staff.

White House logs show gap of 7-plus hours in Trump Jan. 6 call record -report
 

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gab nea
gab nea Mar 31, 2022 5:45AM ET
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the liars for trump are so many, I can't trust any of the radical right wing nuts say anymore, nothing.
gab nea
gab nea Mar 30, 2022 9:41AM ET
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using a burner phone is an indication of criminal intent. lock up the traitor ex. please.
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gab nea Mar 30, 2022 4:49AM ET
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you would blame hillary for slipping in your shower, silly. he was using a burner phone, I learned of them during crime shows. shows intent to hide sedition.
Al Zuni
Al Zuni Mar 29, 2022 11:41PM ET
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wasn't he giving a speech during that time??
gab nea
gab nea Mar 29, 2022 11:41PM ET
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no, he had ruled his right wing nuts before that time.
gab nea
gab nea Mar 29, 2022 11:41PM ET
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riled...
John Laurens
John Laurens Mar 29, 2022 8:40PM ET
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Nothingburger. They should really fucus on the Biden crime family and the Clinton cabal.. that's where the fruit is..
gab nea
gab nea Mar 29, 2022 8:40PM ET
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republicans do not believe what they see, their eyes lie to them. they see only what they believe or what the orange dear leader tells them.
gab nea
gab nea Mar 29, 2022 8:40PM ET
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talking trash without proof, is childish at best, libel at worst.
John Laurens
John Laurens Mar 29, 2022 8:39PM ET
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S S Mar 29, 2022 7:44PM ET
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Trump 2024! Have you guys had enough of your old boy Biden yet?
John Laurens
John Laurens Mar 29, 2022 5:39PM ET
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Complete clown show... ever heard of a nap? This is just too goofy. sluhm(o)crats will be sent packing in a few months anyway..
Yankee Steve
Yankee Steve Mar 29, 2022 5:11PM ET
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The person you should lock up ud tgr current Brandon who sold tgr country to the WEF agenda and bend on escalating things that could potentially cause WW3
Michael Mcdonough
Michael Mcdonough Mar 29, 2022 5:11PM ET
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Laptop Latop Laptop..the real crime
Benjamin USA
Benjamin USA Mar 29, 2022 5:11PM ET
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Lmao
Tre Hsi
Tre Hsi Mar 29, 2022 5:11PM ET
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it's not other people's fault that you can't figure out how to turn your laptop on
 
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