(TeaParty.org Exclusive) – Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows just dropped a massive bombshell on the Democrat’s case for impeachment as the trial kicks off in Washington. D.C. this week.
Former President Donald Trump stands accused of having incited the January 6th riot that breached the Capitol Building which occurred as he was giving remarks to the massive Stop the Steal rally which took place across the National Mall that day.
However, as Meadows revealed, President Trump actually went above and beyond to try to ensure the Capitol was secure before the fact.
Speaking with host Maria Bartiromo on Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures, Meadows explained that Trump offered additional security assistance to Capitol and congressional officials multiple times…and was turned down.
Particularly, he offered the presence of National Guard troops.
“We also know that in January, but also throughout the summer, that the president was very vocal in making sure that we had plenty of National Guard, plenty of additional support because he supports our rule of law and supports our law enforcement and offered additional help,” Meadows explained.
“Even in January, that was a given, as many as 10,000 National Guard troops were told to be on the ready by the Secretary of Defense,” he said. “That was a direct order from President Trump and yet here is what we see, all kinds of blame going around but yet not a whole lot of accountability.”
Ironically, it was after the January 6 riots that 25,000 National guard troops were deployed to the capital—something which Trump then approved, by the way.
Meadows accused the Biden administration of only acting “on behalf of special interests” as opposed to the interests of the American people.
The impeachment managers this week have argued that Trump incited the violence at the Capitol, yet he was two miles away at the time of the breach, urging his supporters to “peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard.”
Ahead of January 6, Trump had ordered extra security both for that event and the events of the summer.
“Help was offered multiple times, not just in January, but throughout the summer, with the D.C. mayor, saying that the president stood by willing to offer National Guard assistance, other assistance, and often, in fact, every time, was rebuked and said, no, we can go it alone,” Meadows said.
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