Trump Called Aides To Discuss Stopping Biden Certification on Jan. 6

Mere hours before the deadly insurrection on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 this year, then-President Donald Trump made multiple calls to aides in order to discuss how to stop Joe Biden’s certification in Congress. 

Trump called from the White House to top lieutenants gathered at the Willard hotel “war room” in Washington, D.C. In the calls, Trump demanded ways to stop Biden’s certification to become the next president. 

Trump told lieutenants that Mike Pence, his Vice President, was “reluctant” to participate with Trump’s plan to commandeer his role, which is mostly ceremonial only, at the joint session of Congress in a manner that would somehow retain the presidency and ultimately steal the election. 

He asked the lieutenants how best to stop Biden from being certified as president, which took place on January 6 in Congress, in hopes of delaying the process and issue in alternate electors. 

The Willard “war room” consisted of familiar Trump supporters. The team was led by a group of lawyers, including Rudy Juliani, John Eastman, and Boris Epshteyn, as well as his longtime aide and strategist, Steve Bannon. 

This latest insider information means there was a direct line of communication from the White House and the sitting president to the Willard “war room.” 

As the House Select Committee continues its investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection, these conversations between Trump and his aides show Trump’s thoughts appeared to be in line with the motivations that sent a huge mob to the Capitol in order to halt Biden’s certification. 

Trump’s phone calls to the Willard about stopping Biden’s certification is becoming a key point for the House committee’s investigation. 

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