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.