Ex-WH Adviser: 'I Was in the Room' When Trump Requested National Guard for Jan. 6
Keith Kellogg, a onetime national security adviser
to former President Donald Trump and ex-Vice President Mike Pence, recently backed up Trump's long-standing claim that the National Guard had been offered to U.S. Capitol Police days before the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the Capitol.
When he retweeted a Washington Times Opinion tweet covering congressional investigations
and taxpayer transparency, Kellogg dropped this nugget on July 29.
: "Great OpEd. Reinforces my earlier comment on 6 Jan Cmte. Has quote from DOD IG Report regarding 3 Jan 2021 meeting with Actg Def Secy Miller/CJCS Milley in the Oval on the 6 Jan NG request by POTUS on troops needed. I was in the room."
Kellogg, whose book "War by Other Means
" covers the Trump presidency in great detail, presumably tweeted that he has a quote from the Department of Defense's inspector general
regarding the January 3, 2021, meeting with Trump acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley.
The Oval Office meeting was about a National Guard request by Trump regarding troops needed for the upcoming rally on Jan. 6.
And on July 27, Kellogg tweeted the following
"To be clear on 6 Jan/NG. Pg 199 of my book, 'On 3 Jan the President asked the Def Dept to deploy NG troops' into DC for J6 contingencies. OK for J6 Cmte to publicly release my full sworn testimony. Release Army Guard and DC Mayor J6 testimonies as well. Would be illuminating."
Kellogg presumably revealed that then-President Trump had discussed deploying the Guard to Washington before January 6, 2021. Kellogg was also granting the House Jan. 6 panel permission to release his sworn testimony in full.
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