Newly Revealed Visitor Logs Show EXACTLY Who Was Visiting Trump Before January 6th
It’s safe to say that during his final weeks in the White House, Donald Trump tried every single trick in the book that he could to ensure the electoral college would be unable to certify Joe Biden’s election win. While he, fortunately, failed at this, visitor logs obtained by the January 6 committee showed just how low he was willing to go to do this, The Independent reports.
Not long after his 2017 inauguration, Trump opted to make the visitor logs private, thus reversing an Obama-era policy. This forced the committee to wage a legal battle against the former president in order to obtain them from the National Archives.
But when those logs were published last month in the committee’s trove of documents, the guest list proved to be sizable and showed the former president definitely attempted to rally his supporters in his final days, according to Politico. Included in the article is a searchable database of those who visited Trump during his final days in office.
The logs are, in fact, a virtual who’s who of election deniers and conspiracy theorists who visited the Oval Office on December 21. Among them: are Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar, and Sidney Powell among others. Just one week later key Republican leaders including Kevin McCarthy and Elise Stefanik, along with Kashyap Patel (a Trump loyalist who was in contact with “Stop the Steal” rally organizer Ali Alexander).
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Surprisingly, the logs even reveal a visit on December 18 by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp to the White House. Kemp has become famous for refusing to overturn the results of his state’s voting in the 2020 election.
Trump and his legal team have been formally referred to the Justice Department by the committee for prosecution on several criminal counts, with Trump facing the most serious accusation for purportedly giving comfort to an insurrection.
While the DOJ won’t act on the committee’s recommendations, the agency is continuing its own independent probe into January 6 pertaining to the efforts to overturn the 2020 election. The agency has reportedly obtained evidence and testimony from the committee before its dissolution.
And prosecutors in Fulton County, Georgia are pressing on with a similar investigation based on efforts by the Trump campaign to block Joe Biden’s victory in the state.
So now the Justice Department now has plenty of ammunition to indict Trump and perhaps others but it remains to be seen whether this will happen. For some of us (like me, for instance) this can’t happen soon enough.