Here’s everything we learned about January 6 in the last 72 hours (and what next) 2022-04-26 15:56:45


The past 72 hours in particular have brought a flurry of information regarding the attack on the US Capitol, including an exclusive CNN report detailing messages between former President Donald Trump’s inner circle before and after the insurgency.

Here’s everything you need to know and what to watch next.

The texts provide the clearest picture yet of how Trump’s inner circle, his supporters, and Republican lawmakers worked behind the scenes to try to overturn the results of the 2020 election, and then how they responded to the violence unleashed on the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

The records, selectively provided by Meadows to the House committee investigating the January 6 attack, show how the former chief of staff was connected to sprawling conspiracy theorists who baselessly claimed the election had been stolen.

Here is a sample of some of the messages:

November 22, 2020

Jenny Thomas to Mark Meadows

Trying to understand Sydney Powell’s distance….

Promoter Jenny Thomas

She doesn’t have anything or at least wouldn’t share it if she did.

Jenny Thomas to Meadows


December 5, 2020

From Mark Meadows to Brad Ravensberger

Mr. Secretary. Can you call the White House switchboard at 202757 6000. for a call. Your voicemail is full

Jan 6 2021

Representative Barry Laudermilk to Mark Meadows

It’s really bad here on the hill.

Representative Barry Laudermilk to Mark Meadows

They violated the Capitol.

From Mark Meadows to Representative Barry Laudermilk


Kevin McCarthy

And House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is back in the spotlight as he seeks to contain the fallout from the damned and contradictory talks he had with other GOP lawmakers about Trump in the immediate aftermath of January 6.

Here’s how it was done:

  1. Last Thursday, The New York Times reported that McCarthy told fellow Republicans in the wake of the riots that he intended to inform Trump that he should resign.
  2. Later that afternoon, McCarthy denied the reports from The Times, calling them “completely false and wrong.”
  3. That same evening, The Times reporters produced an audio clip of McCarthy saying exactly what they were quoted as saying about Trump’s push to resign.

When asked about the inconsistency during a trip to the US-Mexico border this week, McCarthy gave a choppy response: “The reporter never asked me that question. The reporter came to me the night before the book was released. And I understood it was him saying I had asked President Trump to resign. No , I’ve never done this. That’s what I’ve been answering.”

“If you ask, now, did I tell my members that we would ask — ask them if I told any of them I said President Trump — the answer is no. I’m glad you asked that question, but more important than something that happened 15 months ago in a private conversation with about four people Others is what’s happening here right now.”

McCarthy He did not address his denial about the reportwhich was confirmed by the voice.

Marjorie Taylor Green

beyond its text to Promoter about invoking martial lawGreene has drawn attention in the last days of Unprecedented hearings focus on whether they should be left out From seeking re-election for her role in the January 6 uprising.

At the witness stand on Friday, Green repeated false claims that Trump won the 2020 election, and even sparked false conspiracy theories that the US Capitol was attacked by rogue FBI agents or racial justice activists “dressed as Trump supporters.”

Her testimony, during an extraordinary all-day hearing in Atlanta, made Green the first congressman to answer questions under oath about their Jan. 6 related activities.

and as CNN’s KFile reports, a number of since-deleted videos from Greene’s social media Contrasted with comments she made during the hearing.

For example, Green called Anthony Aguero, whom CNN’s KFile previously reported as encouraging and justifying the storming of the Capitol, a “far friend” and someone she didn’t spend much time with.

But in previous deleted videos, which CNN preserved from Greene’s time as a political activist, she spoke at length about her relationships with Aguero, repeatedly boasting that he was a “dear, dear”, “great, great” and “best” friend.

These broad relationships include:

  • A trip to the border with Aguero
  • Attending the Trump El Paso rally together
  • frequent dinner
  • Visiting Washington DC together in February 2019 and taking photos at many events

What’s Next?

The House Select Committee Investigating the Capitol Attack Is Planning to produce a multimedia presentation and hiring a writer as part of his effort to turn his largely classified work into a compelling narrative, multiple sources previously reported to CNN.

The presentation will be online, which will include links to key video guides, as well as a traditional written report, according to a source familiar with the commission’s work.

The committee plans to hold a series of hearings that could begin as early as May.