Written by Ashton Snyder on
 March 11, 2024

Trump Was Shown Pushing For National Guard Presence On Jan 6

According to Fox News, a newly disclosed transcript contradicts the Jan. 6 congressional committee's assertion that it found no evidence the Trump administration requested National Guard assistance during the Capitol riot.

Georgia Republican Representative Barry Loudermilk has brought to light a document that potentially shifts the narrative around the U.S. Capitol's security on that infamous day. The interview transcript of Anthony Ornato, a key figure in the Trump administration, suggests an offer of National Guard support was indeed made—a claim the committee previously denied.

The committee, comprised of seven Democrats and two now-former Republicans, Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger, concluded there was "no evidence" supporting the assertion that then-President Donald Trump requested 10,000 National Guard troops to protect the Capitol.

This conclusion has been challenged by the recent release of Ornato's interview, conducted in January 2022, which detailed discussions about National Guard deployment. Among those present was Liz Cheney, highlighting the significance of the allegations of withheld evidence.

Contradictory Testimonies and Claims of Suppression Spark Controversy

The discourse surrounding the Capitol riot and the actions taken by the Trump administration to secure the premises has been fraught with contradictions and accusations. Ornato's transcript details a conversation between then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser regarding the deployment of National Guard troops.

Despite Bowser's request for over 300 unarmed National Guard members to assist local police, the White House sought a "quick reaction force" as a backup, indicating proactive measures were discussed but not fully acted upon.

Amidst these revelations, former President Trump has vehemently claimed he offered significant National Guard assistance, a statement contested by media outlets and now, seemingly supported by Ornato's testimony. The emergence of this transcript has prompted accusations against the Jan. 6 committee of suppressing evidence that contradicted their findings. Rep. Loudermilk's assertion that the committee withheld "critical witness testimony" underscores the deepening divide over the narrative of that day's events.

Political Figures Respond to Allegations of Evidence Suppression

As the story unfolds, responses from key political figures have further intensified the debate. Liz Cheney's spokesperson, Jeremy Adler, has categorically denied allegations of evidence suppression, asserting that all transcripts were preserved and that the committee allowed for the protection of sensitive security information. This statement, however, has not quelled the controversy, with critics like Mark Levin and Mark Hemingway vocally challenging Cheney's handling of the investigation.

Rep. Loudermilk's ongoing investigation into the Jan. 6 committee's procedures and decisions aims to uncover discrepancies or withhold information. His commitment to "uncovering all the facts, no matter the outcome," reflects a broader demand for transparency and accountability in investigating one of the most tumultuous days in recent American history. This commitment to truth-seeking is echoed by statements and actions from various political and public figures, highlighting the complexity of establishing a clear and undisputed narrative of the events surrounding the Capitol riot.

Supreme Court Ruling Adds Another Layer to the Jan. 6 Narrative

In a related development, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to rule in favor of Trump's eligibility for the 2024 ballot, despite the controversies surrounding Jan. 6, adds another layer to the intricate tapestry of legal and political ramifications stemming from the riot. This ruling underscores the ongoing impact of that day's events on American politics and the legal landscape.

At the heart of the contention is the final report by the Jan. 6 committee, which stated that Trump never ordered the deployment of the National Guard. This conclusion, now contested by the leaked transcript and subsequent allegations, has fueled debates about the accuracy and completeness of the committee's findings.


In conclusion, the recent disclosure of Anthony Ornato's testimony has reignited debates over the Trump administration's response to the Capitol riot, challenging previous narratives and prompting calls for further investigation.

The controversy over whether the Jan. 6 committee suppressed evidence, the specifics of National Guard deployment discussions, and the political fallout from these revelations reflect the deep divisions and ongoing quest for clarity in understanding the events of January 6. As investigations continue and more information comes to light, the quest for truth remains a central and contentious journey in American political discourse.

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