White House headquarters connected a phone call to a Capitol rioter during the attack on Congress, a former committee adviser claimed Jan. 6.
“I only know one end of that call,” said Denver Riggleman, a technical adviser who has worked with Congress. 60 minutes. “I don’t know the end of the White House, which I think is more important. But the thing is, the American people need to know that there are connecting links that need to be explored more.”
Mr. Riggleman, a former military intelligence officer and Republican congressman from Virginia, is the author of a book to be published on Jan. 6 that the committee must further investigate communications records such as the alleged White House call.
“From my point of view … being in the fight against terrorism. If the White House, even if it’s a short call, and it’s a connected call, who actually makes that phone call?” he added in 60 minutes an interview. “Is there a simple, innocent explanation for this?”
Spokesman for the Select Committee on 6 January told CBS News it followed up on all key elements of its investigation, the findings of which will be published in late 2022.
“Mr. Riggleman, in his role as a select committee staff member, had limited knowledge of the committee’s investigation,” the spokesman said. “He left the staff in April before our hearings and most of our most important investigative work … Since his departure, the committee has gone over all the leads and digested and analyzed all the information that came out of his work.
The communications records were a key part of the Jan. 6 committee — but also an area where some feel they need further investigation.
Speculation ran high when it was revealed that many Secret Service text records from the moments before and during the Capitol riots had been erased by agency-wide phone resets, which occurred after Congress requested the messages
It is after January 6th communication records Top officials of the Ministry of Defense were also deleted.
Meanwhile, a number of messages from conservative activist Virginia Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, urging top Republicans and Trump aides to challenge the results of the 2020 election also became the basis for the Jan. 6 investigation.
This week, Mrs. Thomas agreed to a voluntary interview with the committee Jan. 6