Jan 6 Committee Allegedly Caught In Big Lie

Former President Donald Trump has long maintained that former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) turned down National Guard troops to guard the Capitol Building on January 6. The January 6 Committee accused the former president of leaving lawmakers unprotected and refusing to call in the National Guard to stop his supporters from storming the Capitol. A congressman has now accused the committee of hiding evidence.

On March 8, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) accused the J6 Committee of withholding evidence that allegedly proved the White House pushed for 10,000 National Guard troops to be deployed to Washington, DC, ahead of January 6.

The congressman released a transcript of former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato’s testimony to the committee. During the January 2022 hearing, Ornato claimed Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, had spoken to the DC mayor and told her the president would give her 10,000 troops. Ornato also alleged Trump pushed for immediate help from Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller after the riot started and was mad that it was slow.

The Federalist, a conservative website, accused the committee of destroying transcripts and suppressing evidence. Jeremy Adler, a spokesman for former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), called the allegations “flatly false.” He provided links on social media to show that the information was always available.

Cheney responded to Conservative Mark Levin, who shared the article from The Federalist and called her “sleazy.” The former congresswoman said Levin was “still spreading BS” and suggested he and the writer go and read former Acting Defense Secretary Miller’s testimony. The former defense secretary testified under oath that the ex-president never ordered 10,000 troops to the Capitol.

Questions over the failed response to the January 6 attack have swirled for years. Both sides have pointed fingers at one another. The decision about whether to call in National Guard troops is made by the Capitol Police Board, which includes the Senate sergeant at arms, the House sergeant at arms, and the architect of the Capitol. The board decided against calling in the Guard before the January 6 event but requested assistance after the attack began.