Recent evidence suggests that the House January 6th Committee suppressed testimony from the former White House deputy chief of staff, which contradicts what they have said about  Donald Trump’s role in the Capitol. Specifically, the testimony disclosed that Trump had offered 10,000 National Guard troops to secure the Capitol, but D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser only sanctioned 350. As the House committee continues its thorough investigation into the insurrection, Trump’s conduct before and during the riot have experienced heightened scrutiny.

Various Sources

The details coming to light, from a variety of sources including CNN and congressional testimonies, The unfolding details, compiled from a range of sources including CNN and congressional testimonies, portray a clear picture of the chaotic day and Trump’s involvement in  the events.

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“Trump was on the phone with Mayor Bowser and wanted to make sure she had everything that she needed,” White House Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato said, “I remember the number 10,000 coming up, you know, ‘The president wants to make sure that you have enough.’ You know, ‘He is willing to ask for 10,000.’”

The Capitol

He said, “So then I remember the chief saying,

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‘Hey, I’m calling the secretary of defense to get that [quick reaction force] in here,’” Ornato said. “I remember the chief telling Miller, ‘Get them in here, get them in here to secure the Capitol now.’”

The Interview

The Committee would not release the testimony, making claims that it was to protect privacy, but it happens to undermine the general consensus that Trump wanted to join in with the rioters.

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Rep. Bennie G. Thompson argued that the interview was withheld “in order to protect sensitive information, as well as the privacy of witnesses.”

Trump Proposed Deployment

A Republican congressman asserted that testimony clearly shows that Trump offered troops as he has always claimed.

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Rep. Barry Loudermilk stated,“The former J6 Select Committee apparently withheld Mr. Ornato’s critical witness testimony from the American people because it contradicted their predetermined narrative.” “Mr. Ornato’s testimony proves what Mr. Meadows has said all along, President Trump did in fact offer 10,000 National Guard troops to secure the U.S. Capitol, which was turned down.”

His Security

Thompson added, “The Select Committee’s final report took into account the testimony of all witnesses, including the transcript that was released today.

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All the evidence points to the same conclusion: Donald Trump wanted to join his violent mob as it marched on the Capitol, and he was irate when his security detail told him he couldn’t go.”

Intent To defame

Critics make the argument that the Committee investigation lacked genuine intent, instead it was intended to defame Trump with a partisan witch hunt.

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The withheld testimony suggests that Trump actually made attempts to prevent the chaos The suppressed testimony suggests Trump tried to prevent chaos rather than incite an insurrection, like the Democrats have suggested.

An Intense Speech

At the “Save America March” rally at the Ellipse, Donald Trump Jr.,Rudy Giuliani, and numerous Republican lawmakers members of Congress spoke to the crowd, echoing Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of election fraud and fueled enthusiasm among the audience.

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In President Trump’s intense speech he encouraged his supporters to march towards the Capitol and “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” culminating in the infamous exhortation: “We fight like hell. And if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.”