American Oversight has obtained and published records of top Justice Department officials’ call logs from Jan. 6, the day of the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The Justice Department released the logs in response to American Oversight’s lawsuit for records that could shed light on the actions of President Trump on Jan. 6, when the deployment of National Guard troops to help secure the Capitol was delayed multiple hours.
The Justice Department logs list calls made by acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen, Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Richard Donoghue, and Chief of Staff John Moran, as well as what appears to be a handwritten call log from Rosen. Below are selected excerpts from the call logs; view the full records here.
Rosen’s handwritten log also appears to indicate “multiple” calls with “SecDef et al” in the afternoon and early evening; two calls with Vice President Mike Pence; and calls with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and McConnell’s staff.
10:46 a.m.: White House lawyer Eric Herschmann (2 min.)
4:13 p.m.: Assistant Attorney General for Office of Legal Counsel Steven Engel (8 min.)
4:34 p.m.: White House (7 min.)
4:41, 4:53, 5:08 p.m.: Acting DOJ Deputy Director of Public Affairs Marc Raimondi (3 min., 2 min., 1 min.)
Donoghue spoke frequently with Rosen, Cipollone, Herschmann, and the acting chief of the DOJ National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section.
10:47 a.m.: Voicemail from U.S. Attorney John Durham
2:59 p.m.: U.S. Marshals Service Director Donald Washington (2 min.)
3:24 p.m.: Acting DEA Administrator Timothy Shea (4 min.)
3:28 p.m.: Acting ATF Director Regina Lombardo (4 min.)
3:44 p.m.: White House (11 min.)
4:52 p.m.: Steven Engel (3 min.)
5:56 p.m.: White House (33 min.)
8:03 p.m.: DHS official Christopher Tomney (5 min.)
10:30 p.m.: Michael Sherwin (3 min.)
10:37 p.m.: Tomney (1 min.)
Moran had a number of calls with other Justice Department officials, including Raimondi (10:20 a.m.) and Gene Hamilton (12:53 p.m.).
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