For an entire week, America was subjected to yet another heinous pack of lies by the mainstream media/DNC news outlets who attempted to push a phony story about White House switchboard records that had allegedly gone missing from Jan 6th related to President Trump’s communications.
Watch MSNBC (Jen Psaki’s new employer) host Chris Hayes tell his viewers: “There appears to be a real cover-up of who Trump was talking to while the mob was attacking and ransacking the Capitol. What a cover shows—and this is key—- is consciousness of guilt—consciousness of corrupt intent. Donald Trump and his allies whether they removed calls from the log or they made secret calls on burner phones, knew what was wrong and tried to hide it—simple as that!”
MSNBC host Chris Hayes said Trump either “removed calls from the log or made secret calls on burner phones”
Today the entire phone log gap story has been debunked by CNN pic.twitter.com/k1LZ1mjybM
— Jewish Patriot 🇺🇸 (@MAGAJew2) April 1, 2022
Now, after a week of accusing President Trump of a massive cover-up, including using “burner phones” to communicate, which he adamantly denied, CNN is walking back the lie on behalf of all the dishonest media outlets who pushed it.
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Before midnight last night, CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel tweeted:
CNN Breaking: The 6 pages of WH switchboard logs for 1/6 are complete based on an official review of White House records, according to a source familiar with the matter. There are no missing pages & the 7 hour gap is likely explained by use of WH landlines & cell phones link
CNN Breaking: The 6 pages of WH switchboard logs for 1/6 are complete based on an official review of White House records, according to a source familiar with the matter. There are no missing pages & the 7 hour gap is likely explained by use of WH landlines & cell phones link👇🏻
— Jamie Gangel (@jamiegangel) April 1, 2022
CNN, with egg on their faces reports – According to multiple sources familiar with Trump’s phone behavior and the White House switchboard records, the January 6 log reflects Trump’s typical phone habits. He mainly placed calls through the switchboard when he was in the residence but rarely used it when he was in the Oval Office. The fact the log does not show calls on January 6, 2021, from the Oval Office is not unusual, said the sources, because Trump typically had staff either place calls directly for him on landlines or cell phones. Those calls would not be noted on the switchboard log.
The six pages of White House switchboard logs for January 6, 2021, are complete based on an official review of White House records, according to a source familiar with the matter. There are no missing pages and the seven-hour gap is likely explained by use of White House landlines, White House cell phones, and personal cell phones that do not go through the switchboard.
The missing calls also underscore something more endemic: the imperfect and antiquated system of tracking a president’s communications.
The White House call log is generated by a switchboard system that dates back to the 1960s, according to the National Archives. The version installed in 1963 was already considered “somewhat outdated” just two decades later.
And it’s certainly not one suited for the era of cell phones and text messages or to a President well known for his efforts to circumvent official channels of communications.
One possibility is that Trump was speaking to people from a cell phone. As CNN has previously reported, Trump had a habit of using his and other people’s phones to make or receive calls.
Another explanation could be that Trump had aides place direct calls from the Oval Office, bypassing the switchboard.
A former White House staffer who served in the Obama administration told CNN that if then-President Barrack Obama wanted to make a call to someone from the Oval Office, he would normally ask an aide seated nearby to dial the person. The aide would then call the number and hit transfer to connect the caller to the President.
That call would not go through the White House switchboard and therefore would not be recorded on the White House switchboard log, the former staffer said.
Another factor seems to be where Trump was when he made certain calls. All the calls noted from the January 6 log indicate they were made from the White House residence, suggesting Trump relied on the switchboard to put those calls through. The missing calls appear to start when the diary notes Trump has moved from the residence to the Oval Office.