Jan. 6 committee vows strong Pentagon oversight after Milley-Trump revelations
Milley also, according to Woodward and Costa’s book, held a secret Jan. 8 meeting designed to limit Trump’s ability to take military action in the waning days of his presidency. The Jan. 6 committee had already sought documents from the Pentagon covering the time period in question, but their request took on heightened significance amid the new reporting about Milley’s actions.
The panel is in the process of obtaining and reviewing documents from across the federal government connected to the Jan. 6 attack, but it’s unclear if Trump will attempt to shield any of his old White House documents from review.
Cheney and Thompson’s comment also came as Trump renewed his public effort to whitewash the events of Jan. 6, issuing a statement calling the Capitol breach defendants “persecuted” and reiterating false claims about the results of the 2020 election.
In a separate interview with the Federalist, Trump urged supporters to avoid a Sept. 18 rally at the Capitol in support of the Jan. 6 defendants, calling it a “setup.”