Rep. Liz Cheney Reveals What Trump Was Doing And Where He Was Inside The White House During January 6 Riot

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Vice Chair of the Jan. 6 Committee, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), told ABC News that the she has “firsthand testimony” of what former President Donald Trump was doing as the U.S. Capitol was stormed by his supporters.

“The committee has firsthand testimony now that he was sitting in the dining room next to the Oval Office watching the attack on television as the assault on the Capitol occurred. We know, as you know well, that the briefing room at the White House is just a mere few steps from the Oval Office,” Cheney revealed to George Stephanopoulos on ABC News’ “This Week.”

“We know, as he was sitting there in the dining room next to the Oval Office, members of his staff were pleading with him to go on television, to tell people to stop,” Cheney said. “We know Leader McCarthy was pleading with him to do that.”

“We know members of his family, we know his daughter — we have firsthand testimony that his daughter Ivanka went in at least twice to ask him to please stop this violence,” she added.

Watch the interview below.

Then-President Trump eventually posted a video clip to social media telling his supporters to stop the unrest.

“Go home. We love you. You’re very special,” Trump said in the clip.


16 COMMENTS

  1. He was sitting in the dining room, OMG. He deserves to be in jail for watching TV while sitting in dining room. Typical dems. Same playbook from Russian hoax and Ukrainian investigations.

  2. He was ready to send out the military for the summer protests. An attack on the Capitol against the Constitution was pure delight. An immoral anti American expresident.

  3. 1. He had no reason to suppose that he could end it; he had no reason to believe the rioters (as opposed to the people peacefully protesting or taking selfies) gave an expletive for his opinions.
    2. All those people urging him to make a statement didn’t think it would stop the rioters either. They were concerned about the political impact of not making one. So he was convinced, and he did make it. End of story. If he didn’t take the advice instantly, so what? Since when is he required to take anyone’s advice, let alone without thinking about it first?

  4. Lip service. Let her bring definitive proof. As is, she falls under the category of a “Sonei” and therefore can not be believed on testimony on someone she hates.

  5. What about Democrats siting on their seats and allowing people to burn down Manhattan while people die along the way
    Never Mind That Will Never Happen

  6. What about Democrats siting on their seats and allowing people to burn down Manhattan while people die along the way
    Never Mind That Will Never Happen
    THE MAYOR OF NYC WILL ALLOW AND ENCOURAGE HIS DAUGHTER TO GET INTO VIOLENCE WITH THE N.Y.P.D.
    AND THEN GO ON T.V. AND TELL THE PROTESTORS TO STOP
    SORRY ERROR
    AND THEN GO ON T.V. AND SAY WHAT TYPE OF HERO SHE IS.

  7. WELL.. I GUESS THE 1/6 RIOTERS LEARNED FROM BLM. AND FIGURED JUST LIKE BLM RIOTERS THEY’LL BE LET OFF THE HOOK, AND EVEN CONDONED AS HEROES. THEY DIDN’T CHECK THEIR SKIN COLOR IN THE MIRROR.

  8. The president rarely gets initially involved in these type of manners to say anything more than “Please stop” Which president DID go running to the briefing room when rioting or any other major crisis first started? For a simple reason . When a situation first unfolds they don’t know enough about it to risk making major fools out of themselves by running to comment on it on national TV

    Twenty minutes after the capital was breeched Trump tweeted “Please support our Capitol Police and Law Enforcement. They are truly on the side of our Country. Stay peaceful!” Another forty minutes later he tweeted “I am asking for everyone at the U.S. Capitol to remain peaceful. No violence! Remember, WE are the Party of Law & Order – respect the Law and our great men and women in Blue. Thank you!’

    If you are going to fault Trump then you also need to fault all the politicians who supported BLM but said and did little to stop their riots which resulted in the murder of over twenty people and twenty billion dollars in damage

    Could he and should he have been more forceful? Yes. Is it a major outrage that he wasn’t? Not really .

  9. So many liars infesting this site. Trump did not incite anything. He called for people to protest peacefully and to march on the Capitol, which is completely traditional in the USA. At all times he condemned violence. Nobody who committed any violence even heard his speech, let alone cared what he said.

    Meanwhile the zonah in the Observatory was paying bail for actual violent rioters, who did much worse than even the worst of those who trespassed in the Capitol. And all the Democrats including Biden openly praised BLM and expressed solidarity with it, and its openly insurrectionist goals. Now they act as if the Capitol is more important than a department store or a police station. It isn’t. It’s a lot less important.

    And don’t forget the blood libel attempted against these protesters, when the Democrats and their accomplices in the press loudly proclaimed that they had murdered a policeman. They never had any reason to believe that. They made it up exactly like our enemies used to make up stories about our murdering children for the matzos.

  10. What was the purpose of the “stop the steal” rally which included people carrying zip ties, bear spray and a gallows for MikePence if not overturning the election result through violence of treat of violence? This plot using the code Greenbay Sweep was plotted by Trump and others meeting in the days before the failed insurrection.
    We know that Trump, who enjoys watching violence watched the riot unfold on TV despite pleas from Ivanka and his confidant Hannity to put an end to the attack.
    Trump and those who spoke at the rally including Mo Brooks, Rudy Guiliani, Donald Junior are responsible for the deaths of the officers and Ashli Babbit, the injures sustained by 140 officers and millions of dollars of damage to the Capital.

  11. For goodness sakes he advocated that the certification of ay presidential election be stopped by violent means. And up to today, he’s claims of a ‘stolen election’ have yet to be proven. Americans should be ashamed they elected him.

  12. She “has testimony” – that is what hearsay is. She heard from someone. There is a reason most legal systems (excluding ones with “People’s Courts” and showtrials) don’t admit “hearsay”.

    Trump had good reason to be skeptical of the election since the exit polling (which usually tilts Democratic) suggest he won, and that the mail ballots which usually are not radically different from in-person voting trended heavily Democratic. The response is that Democrats were paranoid about Covid whereas Republicans were less worried, and more importantly, the Republicans did well in races other than for president, and ballot box stuffers are not known for splitting tickets.