On the morning of January 6th, Donald Trump gave a speech that ended with him telling his supporters he’s marching to the Capitol with him. And then Trump spent hours avoiding calls to urge his supporters to end the attack.
Right alongside the president during that day were his 3 oldest children. And according to Barbara Comstock, investigators should be looking into them as much as any lawmaker.
The former Virginia congresswoman told CNN’s Jim Acosta on Sunday, “These were criminal actions on Jan 6th. I don’t think we have gotten to the bottom of it because I think a lot of the people who need to be held responsible, people at the White House, who may very well, as information comes out, been involved in this rally and egging on this kind of activity. And that’s why I think it’s so important that we get these phone records, get the text records of people.”
The host jumped in to ask, “Even Kevin McCarthy’s phone records?”
“I think anybody,” Comstock continued. “One of the first people I’d focus on are people like Donald Trump Jr., Mark Meadows. People at the White House and conducting the rally. I do think, as Paul knows, I subpoenaed a lot of phone records and e-mail records in my day of the Clinton administration. Congress has an absolute right to subpoena those records, and I think what they have done is exactly appropriate.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of CNN:
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