Jan. 6 Committee Probes Long Gap in Trump Phone Logs

Headline Roundup March 30th, 2022

The House's January 6 Committee probing the Capitol riot is investigating a 7-hour, 37-minute phone gap in the White House call logs from that day. 

Phone records that were turned over to the Committee are missing the hours between 11:17am ET and 6:54pm ET from Jan. 6, 2021, which includes the time that the Capitol riot took place. The committee is considering the possibility that former President Donald Trump was using a different phone, or that someone is suppressing the release of the full call logs. Trump has said that he is not familiar with "burner phones", and that he assumed any and all of his calls were recorded and preserved.  Meanwhile, the committee has recommended that the House cite former Trump aides Daniel Scavino Jr. and Peter Navarro for criminal contempt of Congress. The House created the January 6 committee last year almost entirely along party lines.

The news was covered more prominently by left- and center-rated sources, some of which implied that the missing records suggest that Trump committed a crime. 

From the Center
US House, January 6 Committee, Donald Trump, phone logs, Capital chaos

The House select committee investigating the events surrounding Jan. 6, 2021, is trying to fill in an hourslong gap in White House call logs on the day a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers said.

The committee is looking into the possibility that Mr. Trump used a disposable burner phone that wouldn’t have shown up in call logs. The Washington Post and CBS News jointly reported that records obtained by the committee show a more than 7-hour gap in former President Donald Trump’s phone logs on Jan. 6, from 11:17 a.m. to 6:54...

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From the Right

The House Jan. 6 committee is investigating more than seven-and-a-half hours of missing White House phone logs during the Capitol riot last year. 

Fox News confirmed Tuesday that the Jan. 6 committee is probing a gap of seven hours and 37 minutes in White House phone logs of President Trump’s phone calls on Jan. 6, 2021.

The gap runs between 11:17 a.m. ET and 6:54 p.m. ET on Jan. 6 during the heart of the Capitol riot. The log issue was first reported by The Washington Post and CBS News.

The Department of Justice...

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From the Left

Internal White House records from the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol that were turned over to the House select committee show a gap in President Donald Trump's phone logs of seven hours and 37 minutes, including the period when the building was being violently assaulted, according to documents obtained by CBS News' chief election & campaign correspondent Robert Costa and The Washington Post's associate editor Bob Woodward.

The lack of an official White House notation of any calls placed to or by Trump for 457 minutes —...

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