Trump Defense Secretary Chris Miller claims Jan 6 committee threatened him into silence

by | Mar 22, 2024

Chris Miller, President Trump's former acting Defense Secretary, alleges that the now defunct January 6 committee threatened they would ‘make his life hell' if he kept up his claims that Trump did authorize National Guard deployment during Jan 6 2021.

The former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center explained that he was ‘fearful' of hostile measures used by the panel trying to stop him from publicly speaking about factual events that didn't align with their final report.

Miller has made claims that the members tried intimidating tactics, warning they would bring him in for hours of testimony if he kept defending Trump’s actions in television interviews.

Miller explained that at the time he was not equipped with the resources to continue to fight the committee and didn't want to deal with more depositions for speaking to the media .

According to the former DOD head, it was apparently a Hannity segment in June of 2022 with Kash Patel and Chris Miller that seemed to ‘hit a nerve.’

“The two of us were on and the next day my lawyer got a call from the Jan. 6 staff director basically saying, very legalistic: ‘Well, if your client has additional information he wants to share, we'd be happy to have him re-interviewed,” Miller recalled.

Both Kash and Miller provided testimony to the January 6 panel regarding a crucial Oval Office meeting on January 3, 2021, during which President Trump authorized the deployment of the National Guard to address potential violence and protests surrounding the 2020 presidential election results in Washington, D.C.

The Select Committee discredited or downplayed Kash and Miller's sworn testimonies due to their perceived political alignment with President Trump.

Secret Service official Tony Ornato, who was tasked in charge of Trump's security on January 6, 2021, corroborated Miller and Kash’s testimonies, according to a review of the Jan. 6 panel’s investigation.

Source: The Daily Mail

 

 

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