The chairman of the Jan. 6 House select committee said a report from CBS News and The Washington Post that records from the day of the attack on the U.S. Capitol show a gap in former President Donald Trump's phone logs of seven hours and 37 minutes is "concerning." "Obviously, there is not a second in the day that the president of the United States is not on record somewhere," Rep. Bennie Thompson, Democrat from Mississippi, told CBS News on Tuesday after a White House bill signing event. He said the committee would see "if we can piece it together." "Having a record of what the president was doing on that day is absolutely vital to the work of the committee," Thompson added. The gap covers 11:17 a.m. to 6:54 p.m. on Jan. 6, meaning there is no record of any calls the president made or received while the Capitol riot was in progress. Thompson said that the committee does not yet have any evidence that there were calls the president made or received in that time period, but "if the Capitol of the United States is being overrun, somebody made some calls. And we just have to find them." UNITED STATES - JULY 27: Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., addresses the media after the House Jan. 6 select committee hearing in Cannon Building to examine the January 2021 attack on the Capitol, on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. Also appearing from left are, Reps. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Jamie Raskin, D-Md., Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., Pete Aguilar, D-Calif., and Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images) Tom Williams In its probe of the lengthy gap, the committee is also looking into whether Trump may have used a "burner phone," or a personal disposable phone whose contacts could not be traced. In a statement, Trump claimed, "I have no idea what a burner phone is, to the best of my knowledge I have never even heard the term." But John Bol . . . read the full article here.
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FAC: Cannon Building
DATE: Jan. 6, JULY 27, Tuesday, the day, that day, January 2021, later Tuesday, Tuesday, July 27, 2021
NORP: Democrat, Republican
TIME: morning, 11:17 a.m. to 6:54 p.m., seven hours and 37 minutes
PERSON: Lee, Trump, Bolton, McCarthy, Thompson, Ellis Kim, Zak Hudak, Liz Cheney, Tuberville, John Bolton, Pete Aguila, Zoe Lofgren, Donald Trump, Jamie Raskin, Pete Aguilar, Tom Williams, Adam Kinzinger, Kevin McCarthy, Tom Williams , Bennie Thompson, Caroline Linton, Norah O'Donnell,
WORK_OF_ART: CBS Evening News