The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is now in possession of White House records that provide new details about a phone call between then-president Donald Trump and GOP Rep. Jim Jordan on January as a mob of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol that day, CNN reported Friday citing two sources with knowledge of the matter.
“Trump spoke on the phone at the White House residence with Jordan for 10 minutes on the morning of January 6,” the new network reported, adding that “that afternoon, Jordan took to the House floor to object to the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win, and pro-Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol.”
The report also noted: “One entry in the White House records shows a request from Trump to get Jordan on the phone from the White House residence on the morning of January 6. A second entry shows that the length of the call was 10 minutes,” reports CNN. “These call logs are among the documents the National Archives turned over to the House select committee investigating the riot after Trump last month lost his bid at the Supreme Court to keep them secret. The records have been crucial for congressional investigators as they try to build a complete narrative of what happened that day, and the call logs help to deepen that understanding.”
The new details about the morning phone call come as the committee is debating whether to move forward with a subpoena for Jordan after he refused to voluntarily appear for an interview.”
As reported by the Daily Boulder, Jordan has struggled to provide answers regarding the call. “I talked to the President a number of times that day, but I don’t remember the times,” Jordan has said during an interview.
“Uh, I’d have to go — I spoke with him that day after. I think after?” he told the Spectrum News TV channel in Ohio. “I don’t know if I spoke with him in the morning or not. I just don’t know. I’d have to go back. I mean I don’t know when those conversations happened. But what I know is that I spoke with him all the time.”
Watch that interview below:
Ohio's @Jim_Jordan confirms to me:
“I spoke with [Trump] on Jan. 6th."
Before, during or after attack?
“I spoke with him that day, after? I think after. I don't know if I spoke with him in the morning or not. I just don't know…I don't know when those conversations happened.” pic.twitter.com/h4fbuMYtk0
— Taylor Popielarz (@TaylorPopielarz) July 28, 2021