Earlier this week we all learned that the January 6th Committee is going after the phone records of everyone who may have had contact with the insurrectionists before or during the attack, including House Republicans. Now it’s becoming clear that the committee is in fact going after everyone.
The committee is seeking all communications that Donald Trump and/or Mike Pence had with anyone and everyone regarding January 6th, according to a new report from NBC News. This includes people like Trump’s White House Chief of Staff and National Security Adviser. It also includes Trump political advisers who were fired long before January 6th, such as Michael Flynn and Steve Bannon. And it includes Donald Trump Jr, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Melania Trump. That’s the entire Trump family (short of Tiffany and Barron).
Notably, the request letters are being sent directly to the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration, meaning the committee may be able to swiftly obtain these communications even without the cooperation of any of the participants. In any case it’s becoming more clear by the day that the January 6th Committee is going to take a no holds barred approach when it comes to exposing what really went on with regard to Donald Trump, his minions, and the Capitol attack.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report