Jan 6 Committee Allegedly Caught In Big Lie

Former President Donald Trump has persistently claimed that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) rejected the deployment of National Guard troops to secure the Capitol Building on January 6. The January 6 Committee has accused the ex-president of leaving lawmakers vulnerable and declining to summon the National Guard to quell his supporters’ breach of the Capitol. A congressman has leveled an accusation against the committee, alleging that it is concealing evidence.

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) alleged on March 8 that the January 6 Committee is withholding evidence purportedly demonstrating the White House’s advocacy for the deployment of 10,000 National Guard troops to Washington, DC, before January 6.

The congressman made public a transcript of former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato’s testimony to the committee. Ornato stated during the January 2022 hearing that Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, communicated with the DC mayor, informing her that the president would provide her with 10,000 troops. Ornato further claimed that Trump urged for swift assistance from Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller once the riot commenced and expressed frustration over the delay.

The conservative website, The Federalist, levied accusations against the committee, alleging the destruction of transcripts and suppression of evidence. Jeremy Adler, a spokesperson for former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), categorically dismissed these claims as untrue. He shared links on social media to demonstrate that the information had consistently been accessible.

Cheney responded to Conservative Mark Levin, who shared an article from The Federalist and accused her of being “sleazy.” The former congresswoman stated that Levin was still disseminating false information and advised both him and the article’s author to review former Acting Defense Secretary Miller’s testimony. Cheney claimed that according to Miller’s sworn testimony, the former president never directed the deployment of 10,000 troops to the Capitol.

For years, there have been lingering inquiries regarding the inadequate response to the January 6 assault. Both factions have blamed each other for the shortcomings. The responsibility for summoning National Guard troops lies with the Capitol Police Board, comprising the Senate sergeant at arms, the House sergeant at arms, and the architect of the Capitol. The board opted not to call in the Guard before the January 6 incident but sought assistance once the attack commenced.




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