(John Ransom, Headline USA) The J6 committee is trying to relive history by claiming that an eight-hour gap in then-President Donald Trump’s phone records is the Watergate-like smoking gun that ties Trump to the bedlam that unfolded at the U.S. Capitol after a peaceful protest.
Several people who spoke anonymously because they weren’t authorized to discuss the subject said that the gap in the records starts at about 11 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. and involves White House phones.
The Washington Post even trotted out Watergate relic Bob Woodward to substantiate the anonymous allegations, which he also apparently heard.
The “gap in President Donald Trump’s phone logs of seven hours and 37 minutes, including the period when the [Capitol] was being violently assaulted” makes the infamous 18-minute gap in Nixon’s tapes look like nothing in comparison https://t.co/5IeZNbdjd6
— Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) March 29, 2022
Predictably, Woodward is worried about a “cover-up” of the official White House call log.
Woodward has heightened suspense by saying that people close to the committee- that is Democrats or that minority of diehard Trump-hating Republicans who serve on the committee- have “intense interest” in the records.
And that some of these people with intense interest “have reviewed copies of documents,” which supposedly has a sinister imputation, like Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., implying he has intelligence about Trump that no one else has seen.
For liberals it’s just another chapter in the revival of their progressive puberty that includes Recreate 68, Black Lives Matter as a stand in for civil rights, and Seattle’s Summer of Love that turned bloody.
In this case, the telephone gap mimics the 18 ½ minutes of missing recordings from the Nixon Watergate tapes that were allegedly erased by White House secretary Rose Mary Woods when she accidentally stepped on the wrong pedal during a phone call, according to reports by ABC News.
The missing 18 ½ minutes, which Woods was supposed to be transcribing for prosecutors, said ABC, turned the federal case into an impeachment case for Nixon, which eventually spelled the end of his presidency, although he was not impeached.
Given the many conflicts of interest that the J6 committee members have, it’s impossible to tell if there’s any significance at all to an alleged missing seven hours of White House call logs.
Yet somehow both Bush and Obama avoided going to jail.