An investigation into a text exchange between Ivanka Trump chief of staff Julie Radford and White House aide Hope Hicks reveals that they were critical of then-President Donald Trump’s January 6, 2021, phone call. behavior that hurt their careers. Uprising on Capitol Hill.
“One day he ended every opportunity in the future, which did not include speaking at the local Proud Boys chapter,” Hicks wrote to Radford on Jan. 6, 2021. Unemployed. I am very angry and frustrated. We all look like domestic terrorists now. ”
Hicks added: “It put us all out of a job. It’s like untouchable. Gosh, I’m fucking crazy.”
Radford replied via text message, “I know, there doesn’t seem to be a job opportunity,” and said she had lost her job offer with Visa, which sent her a “cancellation email.”
The new edition is part of the committee’s ongoing stream of documents, supplementing the publication of its 845-page report. The latest news comes as the House majority panel wraps up its work, with the House majority set to hand over from Democrats to Republicans at the start of the new Congress on Tuesday.
In the text message, Hicks then said “Alyssa looks like a genius,” an apparent reference to Alyssa Farah Griffin’s resignation a month before the attack on the U.S. Capitol. White House assistant.
Hicks and Radford then discussed Jared Kushner and supermodel Karlie Kloss, Ivanka Trump’s in-laws, who tweeted that Trump’s reaction to the election was anti-American.
“Unreal,” Redford texted.
The committee also released transcripts of calls through Jan. 6, 2021, which paint a more complete picture of who the former president and his allies spoke to while they were plotting to keep him in office, the first time the committee has released White’s complete medical visit. Record.
The logs were critical to the team’s investigation to piece together a timeline of events. While there is a seven-hour gap in the Jan. 6 log, the committee has gone to great lengths to fill in that portion of the timeline through witness interviews and other records.
The day before the attack on the U.S. Capitol, Trump spoke with then-Vice President Mike Pence. After that conversation, Trump spoke with Sen. Doug Mastroiano of Pennsylvania, who helped push Trump’s election lies in the state, before the switchboard operator left a note “Senator Douglas Mastriano will call the vice president.”
On January 5, Trump also spoke with several members of Congress, including Senators Rand Paul, Lindsey Graham and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Trump and Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri tried several times to speak, but were unable to connect. Trump also spoke with John Eastman, who helped Trump create a sham election plan that day.
Transcripts of the Jan. 2 call show what happened after an infamous hour-long phone call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, when Trump asked Raffensperger to Perger was “looking” for votes to support him in winning the state. After the call with Raffensperger ended, Trump took a Zoom with his then-lawyer Rudy Giuliani and spoke by phone with his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, and later, Steve Bannon.
On Jan. 3, Trump had multiple calls with former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark and Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pennsylvania, as the former president tried to name Clark as acting head of the Justice Department. But ultimately failed. The call transcript reflects a series of calls with Justice Department officials, including then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen and his deputy Richard Donoghue.
At 4:22 p.m. ET that day, Clark was listed as acting attorney general, but earlier in the day he was not.
The newly released documents also show that the Secret Service dispatched a security team to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, minutes after Trump unexpectedly announced during his Oval address that he would join marchers heading there.
At around 1:10 p.m. ET, Trump called on supporters to “walk down Pennsylvania Avenue” with him to the Capitol. An internal communication released by the House Select Committee shows that around 1:15 p.m. ET, the Secret Service Joint Operations Center countersurveillance unit sent an email alerting Trump to “announce on live television that he plans to go to the Capitol,” although his name was dropped.
“Based on the (redacted) announcement to the Capitol, a response team is targeting the Capitol specifically,” the agent wrote in the email. Publicly released internal communications often redact the codenames agents use to refer to the president.
Newly released documents offer fresh insight into how the Secret Service rushed to respond to the day’s chaos. Emails from the Joint Operations Center showed the agency rushed to provide more security for the Capitol as a direct result of the former president’s comments.
Secret Service leadership was concerned by Trump’s sudden plan to travel to the Capitol, and his chief was told the idea was “not advisable,” according to documents released by the committee. They also detailed how the agency encountered technical difficulties and seized dozens of weapons on Jan. 6, and had warned the Proud Boys of their violent intentions as early as Dec. 27.
Multiple divisions within the Secret Service reported technical issues and warned agents to “not rely” on their technology, according to an email. A timeline provided to the committee by the Secret Service showed that some Secret Service radios were down at the height of the chaos, but it was unclear which protection teams were most affected.
Another document detailed how the Secret Service confiscated hundreds of cans of pepper spray, body armor and hundreds of weapons, such as knives and blunt objects, from the roughly 28,000 people who passed the magnetometer on the way to the Ellipse.
After Jan. 6, 2021, Dan Scavino, former Trump White House deputy chief of staff and director of social media, sent a message to rally organizers after discussing the now-infamous “Going To Be Crazy.” The text said Trump “did tweet himself” on Dec. 19, according to documents released by the select committee.
The group and security experts pointed to that tweet from Trump’s account as a catalyst for the violence that day that day was a catalyst for the massive protests planned for Jan. 6.
In a text exchange between Scavino and Katrina Pierson, who helped organize the elliptical rally ahead of the U.S. Capitol attack, the two were discussing an article linking right-wing rally organizer Alexander Ali to News articles linked by former presidents.
“I’ve never spoken to Ali. …he’s a liar and the DJT tweet on Dec. 19 has absolutely nothing to do with Ali or anyone with him,” Scavino texted, before adding : “He did tweet himself.
This story has been updated with additional developments on Monday.