The House committee investigating the Capitol riot has obtained evidence showing new details about then-President Donald Trump’s phone call to Ohio GOP Rep. Jim Jordan on Jan. 6, 2021.
Two sources who have reviewed the call records tell CNN that Trump spoke on the phone at the White House residence with Jordan for 10 minutes on the morning of January 6, CNN reports.
That afternoon, Jordan took to the House floor to object to the certification of President Joe Biden’s Electoral College win, and pro-Trump supporters attacked the US Capitol. A key focus of the committee’s investigation has been on the runup to the insurrection and the myriad ways Trump and his allies, including those in Congress, tried to overturn the election results.
The new details about the morning phone call came as the committee is debating whether to move forward with a subpoena for Jordan after he refused to voluntarily appear for an interview.
According to CNN, Jordan has been “inconsistent” in his answers regarding the call. “I talked to the President a number of times that day, but I don’t remember the times,” Jordan has said.
One entry in the White House records shows a request from Trump to get Jordan on the phone from the White House residence on the morning of January 6.
A second entry shows that the length of the call was 10 minutes, reports CNN. These call logs are among the documents the National Archives turned over to the House select committee investigating the riot after Trump last month lost his bid at the Supreme Court to keep them secret.
The records have been crucial for congressional investigators as they try to build a complete narrative of what happened that day, and the call logs help to deepen that understanding.