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Kinzinger thinks it’s “quite possible” there are other audio tapes of Trump from post-election period
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Kinzinger thinks it’s “quite possible” there are other audio tapes of Trump from post-election period

The Jan. 6 House select committee hearings may be over for the summer, but even as the committee works on its interim report on the U.S. Capitol assault, and what led up to it, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a Republican member of the committee, said the investigation is still going "full-steam ahead," and the panel continues to uncover new information.Kinzinger spoke with CBS chief election and campaign correspondent Robert Costa Thursday about the state of the probe. Asked whether there was any possibility there are more audio tapes of then-President Donald Trump from the post-election period, Kinzinger responded, "I think it's quite possible. You know, look, whether it's that, whether it's Secret Service, that's something that we really want to focus on over this summer is – call it th...
Trump did not have 10,000 troops ready to deploy on Jan. 6, his defense secretary says
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Trump did not have 10,000 troops ready to deploy on Jan. 6, his defense secretary says

Christopher Miller, who served as acting Defense Secretary on Jan. 6, 2021, told the House committee investigating the attack on the Capitol that former President Donald Trump never gave an order to have 10,000 National Guard troops ready that day."Not from my perspective, I was never given any direction or order or knew of any plans of that nature," Miller said in the recorded deposition that the committee tweeted Tuesday. Rep. Liz Cheney, committee vice chair, said in the recording that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in February 2021 that 10,000 National Guard troops were told to be "on the ready" by Miller. Other Trump officials have repeated this claim since then. Miller conceded, "a nonmilitary person probably could h...