Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) spoke to former President Donald Trump for 10 minutes the morning of the Capitol riot last January, according to a new report from CNN citing records obtained by investigators in the House.
Jordan has acknowledged that he spoke to Trump on Jan. 6, 2021, but repeatedly dodged questions on when he did and what they talked about. He did not offer a clear answer to CNN on Friday, saying he did not remember taking a morning call from Trump.
While the content of their alleged pre-riot discussion remains unknown, it could shed light on Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, which is a prime focus of the House select committee probing the attack.
Jordan was a key ally in those efforts. He objected to the formal certification of the election results both before the deadly siege of the Capitol and afterward, when he was joined by 146 other Republicans. He also helped peddle a legal argument that the vice president has the authority to intervene in the election certification process,