White House records obtained by the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot do not show any calls made to or from then-President Donald Trump during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, sources told The New York Times and CNN.
That same day, the House Oversight and Reform Committee wrote a letter to the National Archives inquiring about 15 boxes of presidential records recently recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, as reported by The Washington Post.
The former President defended himself Wednesday by calling the report of destroying records “fake news.”
“The papers were given easily and without conflict and on a very friendly basis, which is different from the accounts being drawn up by the Fake News Media,” he wrote. “In fact, it was viewed as routine and ‘no big deal.’ In actuality, I have been told I was under no obligation to give this material based on various legal rulings that have been made over the years.”