Trump’s 5 Hours at the White House on Jan. 6: What We Know So Far
Nine minutes later, at 2:24 pm, Mr. Trump tweeted A broad aspect on Mr. Pence to go on to attest to Mr. Baines’ victory: “Mike Pence did not dare to do what should have been done to protect our country and our Constitution, giving states a The right set got a chance to authenticate. Fact, not insidious or wrong they were asked to authenticate first. America asks for the truth! “
According to the call logs provided by the senator during the impeachment proceedings, at 2:26 pm, m. After Pence moved out, Senator Mike Lee from the White House, a Republican from Utah, was given a call.
The president called, but he was actually searching for Republican Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama. Mr. Lee gave the phone to Mr. Tuberville, who has told reporters that he informed Mr. Trump that Mr. Pence had just exited as the crowd drew closer to the Senate chamber.
“I said, ‘Mr. President, he threw out the Vice-President, I have to go,'” Mr. Tuberville joins Politico.
This was an important new information. House prosecutors used to argue that Mr. Trump clearly knew the Vice President was in danger and that he had a tough disregard for Mr. Pence’s safety. On Friday, Mr. Trump’s defense team insisted that Mr. Trump was not aware of any crisis facing Mr. Pence.
Back at the White House, advisors were trying to get Mr. Trump to do something, but he canceled calls to intervene, including people from people wanting to see the National Guard. The president, many advisers said, was expressing happiness that the vote was delayed to validate Mr. Biden’s victory and that people were fighting for him.
“According to public reports, he watched television happily – happily – as the chaos unfolded,” Mr McConnell said on Saturday. He said, “He kept pushing his plan to reverse the election. Even after it became clear to any reasonable observer that Vice President Pence was in grave danger, even the mob carrying the Trump banner was beating the police and breaking the perimeter, the president attacked his own vice president Sent another tweet doing. “