Reports show that whether or not the former president witnessed the Capitol riot on television was brought up many times during an interview that aired on Sunday, but each time, Trump just said he would inform people later at a suitable time.
On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the current frontrunner for the ’24 Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump, declined to explain how he spent the day of Jan. 6, 2021, or whether he made any phone calls as voters and agitators went into the Capitol building.
Trump responded to moderator Kristen Welker’s question on whether he saw the riot that afternoon from the White House by saying that he would give her an answer, but he’d tell everyone at the proper time.
According to his former staff, Trump would go to the Oval Office’s adjoining room to watch and replay specific video segments. Trump declined to specify who he phoned as the events unfolded in the interview conducted at his golf club in New Jersey. He replied, asking why he would tell her.
When Welker questioned Trump on his lack of public response to the violence, Trump said he had indeed made statements that day.
During a recent Congressional hearing, when asked how many undercover operatives and informants the FBI had in the crowd during the January 6 Capitol demonstrations, former director of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Steven D’Antuono, responded that they had to do an audit to find out.
The Washington Field Office anticipated many informants to attend the rally, as D’Antuono revealed behind closed doors before the House Judiciary Committee.
To gauge the bureau’s influence in the nation’s capital, the Washington field office requested that FBI headquarters conduct a poll asking whether any secret sources were involved.
Recently, retired Capitol Police Chief Steven Sund joined Tucker Carlson in an interview where he stated that the FBI had at least eighteen paid informants, and the DHS had at least 20 among the crowd that day.
In an open letter to Christopher Wray, the director of the FBI, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan called D’Antuono’s testimony incredibly troubling.