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Scrutiny Intensifies as New Report Claims Liz Cheney Suppressed Evidence on Trump's National Guard Request

  

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Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  2 comments

By:   Story by Arabella Astor

Scrutiny Intensifies as New Report Claims Liz Cheney Suppressed Evidence on Trump's National Guard Request
According to a recently released transcript obtained by a media outlet, Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato testified that he overheard discussions involving White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows requesting Mayor Muriel Bowser to deploy as many National Guard troops as necessary for the event. Ornato recalled Meadows saying, “The president wants to make sure that you have enough,” and mentioning a willingness to ask for “10,000” if needed. This testimony apparently contradicts the...

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n a political landscape rife with polarizing narratives, the House Select Committee on January 6 has come under intense scrutiny following allegations that key evidence was suppressed by the committee, particularly by former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). Reports have surfaced claiming that the committee concealed testimony indicating former President Donald Trump requested 10,000 National Guard troops ahead of the January 6 Capitol riot.

According to a recently released transcript obtained by a media outlet, Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato testified that he overheard discussions involving White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows requesting Mayor Muriel Bowser to deploy as many National Guard troops as necessary for the event. Ornato recalled Meadows saying, “The president wants to make sure that you have enough,” and mentioning a willingness to ask for “10,000” if needed. This testimony apparently contradicts the committee’s earlier statement that there was “no evidence” of such a request.

Georgia Republican Rep. Barry Loudermilk, chairman of the House Administration’s Subcommittee on Oversight, criticized the January 6 Committee for withholding this critical witness testimony, stating, “The former J6 Select Committee apparently withheld Mr. Ornato’s critical witness testimony from the American people because it contradicted their pre-determined narrative.”

The narrative in question, as previously reported by the committee and corroborated by media fact-checkers, maintained that the Trump administration did not call for the aforementioned number of National Guard members. Instead, the committee concluded, based on its findings, that the Department of Defense ultimately deployed the Guard without any specific order from Trump.

Despite the committee’s assertion, the testimony of Ornato—and its alleged suppression—raises questions about the committee’s transparency and potential bias. Rep. Loudermilk has indicated that his investigation will be committed to uncovering all the facts, “no matter the outcome.”

The aftermath of the new revelations includes a bitter public exchange between Cheney and conservative commentator Mark Levin, who referred to Cheney as “sleazy” and accused her of withholding exculpatory information. Cheney retorted by calling Levin an “angry bozo” and dismissing his claims.

The discourse is heating up with claims that the Trump White House, concerned about potential clashes between pro and anti-Trump groups, took proactive steps to secure additional forces. This included requesting a quick reaction force from the Department of Defense, positioned at Joint Base Andrews, after Mayor Bowser had declined the offer of 10,000 troops.

Ornato’s testimony also touched upon the frustration within the Trump administration regarding the delayed deployment of the National Guard once the Capitol was breached. Meadows was described as urgently questioning the delay, emphasizing the need to secure the Capitol.

This new chapter in the ongoing January 6 narrative poses significant questions about the committee’s actions and has become a flashpoint in the debate over the handling of the Capitol riot investigation.

 


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Vic Eldred
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1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

This is why we don't trust biased partisan Committee's chosen by Nancy Pelosi.

In the end the Jan 6th Committee has become a dirty word.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
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2  Jeremy Retired in NC    one month ago

More and more the J6 committee is exposed as the partisan clusterfuck many already know it to be.

 
 

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