New details have emerged about what Donald Trump was doing on January 6th once the crowds had moved on from the “Stop the Steal” rally to breaching the Capitol under his orders, and the various phone calls he made as the events played out that day.
Aside from the now-infamous call to Kevin McCarthy where he told the then-Republican Majority Leader that the rioters cared more about the election than he did, Trump also took the time to make a call to “InfoWars” host and “Stop the Steal” co-organizer, Alex Jones.In a breaking news post (behind a paywall), journalist Seth Abramson shares the details of the discussion between Jones and Trump as they both seemed to grasp the scope of what was unfolding at the Capitol. Yet Trump did nothing to stop the rioters, only sending a brief and uninspiring recorded message in the middle of the insurrection that most of them wouldn’t see until it was long over.
(🆚) UPDATE: I've now added a significant update (including new photographs) to the BREAKING NEWS from last night about Donald Trump secretly having contact with an insurrectionist leader—Alex Jones—on January 6. I hope you'll subscribe and RT this widely. https://t.co/xpsskKCgaS
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) June 12, 2021
While Trump had promised the crowd that he would “be with” them as they walked to the Capitol, only Jones was actually amongst the rioters. Trump instead hid in the White House and watched the action on television along with his family and closest advisors.
New docs show that Alex Jones gave more than $50K for the Jan. 6th Trump rally that later erupted into a riot at the Capitol. He also helped arrange a $300K donation from a top Trump donor — making Jones a much more central figure than previously though.https://t.co/G1fPWimJPI
— Caroline Orr Bueno, Ph.D (@RVAwonk) January 30, 2021
Considering Jones has been a Trump insider for years, it shouldn’t be a shock to anyone to learn they were in contact that day. What isn’t clear is just why Jones, Amy Kremer, and the other organizers of the Stop the Steal rally haven’t been questioned by the FBI like the insurrectionists that have already been taken into custody.
There was a 4th group:
And many of these didn’t enter the Capitol at all.
After Trump himself, there were people like:
Are Jan 6th instigators being investigated? have any of these been questioned?
— Paul Morrison (@chessclubgringo) June 10, 2021