Bolton remembers Trump talking about burner phones

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John Bolton, the former national security adviser in the Trump administration, told CBS News on Tuesday that he had heard former President Donald Trump use the phrase “burner phones” in several discussions and the former president knew what it meant.

White House records obtained by CBS News and The Washington Post show Trump did not use his phone for over seven hours on January 6, 2021 during the attack on the U.S. Capitol, and the House select committee investigating the attack is looking into whether he used a “burner phone,” or a personal disposable phone whose contacts could not be traced.

In response, the former president said he had never heard of the phrase “burner phone.”

“I have no idea what a burner phone is, to the best of my knowledge I have never even heard the term,” Trump said.

But Bolton said he and Trump have spoken about how people have used “burner phones” to avoid having their calls scrutinized.

The White House documents show no calls placed to or by Trump for seven hours and 37 minutes — from 11:17 a.m. to 6:54 p.m. — on the day when thousands of his supporters descended on the U.S. Capitol, battled police and forcibly entered the building, prompting lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to flee for safety.

What? Did you think Trump would tell the truth about January 6th? I doubt he tells the truth about anything very often. He’s so accustomed to bullshitting anyone and everyone, he probably has a tough time remembering the truth about anything. Much less using it in a sentence.

3 thoughts on “Bolton remembers Trump talking about burner phones

  1. Magic 8-Ball says:

    “In a new interview published Tuesday, former President Donald Trump called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release any damaging information he has about the Biden family, in a brazen request for domestic political assistance from America’s top adversary.
    It’s the latest example of Trump’s willingness to solicit and embrace domestic political help from foreign powers — even from Putin, who is currently overseeing a bloody war against Ukraine.
    In an interview with JustTheNews, Trump pushed an unproven claim about Hunter Biden’s business dealings in Russia, and asked Putin to release any information that he might have about the situation. It’s not clear that any material exists, or if the Kremlin has access to it.”
    p/s: “In January 2020, John Solomon launched Just The News, a news media outlet and website”

  2. Janky says:

    Trump says he wanted to join supporters on Jan. 6 march to Capitol: report
    “…Trump said he had not destroyed any call logs from the afternoon of Jan. 6 and took part in no phone calls on “burner phones,” even though there is a large gap in his White House phone logs. Trump said that he remembered talking to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and other people during that period. He said he had a “very good” memory but could not say exactly who he talked to that afternoon, or when.
    “From the standpoint of telephone calls, I don’t remember getting very many,” he said, later adding, “Why would I care about who called me? If congressmen were calling me, what difference did it make? There was nothing secretive about it. There was no secret.”
    Trump said he had talked at times during his presidency with Ginni Thomas, whose texts with Meadows urging him to overturn the election were obtained by The Washington Post and CBS News. But Trump said he wasn’t aware of her electoral efforts.”

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