There’s a reason that Donald Trump and his former administration has tried so hard to shield all documents related to the January 6, 2021 attack. There is only one reason people accused of crimes try to keep hidden evidence they insist would exonerate them: because they’re guilty and that evidence would actually prove it.
After months of a legal fight to keep them hidden, the Supreme Court cleared the way for some White House documents to be released to the January 6 investigative committee and President Joe Biden turned down executive privilege claims to release others. One of the documents the administration of the twice-impeached ex-president who lost the popular vote twice tried to keep hidden were White House visitor logs. Now that the committee is reviewing them, Chairman Bennie Thompson says they’re proving “very fruitful.”
No other information about what the committee has found in those documents has been explained in any detail. Cameras caught visitors like My Pillow CEO and Trump devotee Mike Lindell and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani at the White House in the days immediately preceding the attack. Further details may be forthcoming during the televised hearings by the investigation set to take place in April 2022.
The statement by Thompson about the usefulness to the committee of the White House visitors’ log prompted a big response among Twitter followers. Read some of their comments below: