The liberal media’s latest “smoking gun” claims, that President Donald Trump’s call logs from January 6, 2021, were “missing,” have been debunked.
On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that documents turned over to the Democrats’ House committee investigating Jan. 6 were missing several pages of records.
The Post claims more than 7 hours and 30 minutes of call records from Jan. 6 were “missing.”
From the Post:
The lack of an official White House notation of any calls placed to or by Trump for 457 minutes on Jan. 6, 2021 — from 11:17 a.m. to 6:54 p.m. — means the committee has no record of his phone conversations as his supporters descended on the Capitol, battled overwhelmed police and forcibly entered the building, prompting lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to flee for safety.
Because of the missing records, House investigators began exploring the possibility that the records were purposely scrubbed.
The report also prompted allegations that Trump communicated using so-called “burner phones.”
However, it has now emerged that none of the records were missing and the allegations against Trump were false.
There is nothing nefarious about the White House call logs from Jan. 6, 2021, because they reflect Trump’s usual telephone habits, CNN reported.
According to CNN, Trump rarely placed calls through the White House switchboard when he was in the Oval Office.
Instead, he relied on White House landlines, government cell phones, and personal cell phones.
He typically only used the switchboard when he was in the White House residence.
Thus, the reason the call logs show the 7-hour and 37-minute gap is because Trump communicated via telephones not wired through the White House switchboard.
“The 6 pages of WH switchboard logs for 1/6 are complete based on an official review of White House records, according to a source familiar with the matter,” CNN correspondent Jamie Gangel explained.
“There are no missing pages & the 7 hour gap is likely explained by use of WH landlines & cell phones link.”
CNN Breaking: The 6 pages of WH switchboard logs for 1/6 are complete based on an official review of White House records, according to a source familiar with the matter. There are no missing pages & the 7 hour gap is likely explained by use of WH landlines & cell phones link👇🏻
— Jamie Gangel (@jamiegangel) April 1, 2022
Politico reporter Kyle Cheney also observed that the “7-hour gap in Trump’s Jan. 6 calls entirely encompasses the time he was in the Oval Office.”
Cheney notes that the call logs resume when Trump returned to the White House residence on the evening of Jan. 6.