Trump, Jordan spoke for 10 minutes morning of Jan. 6 attack

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) gives an opening statement at a Justice Department House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

Former President Trump and Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) spoke on the phone for 10 minutes on the morning of the January 6, 2021 Capitol riots, two sources told CNN.

The two sources reviewed the call records the House Committee received from the National Archives dated January 6 last month.

Jordan has previously said he spoke to Trump on the day of the Capitol riot, but has not been consistent about when the two spoke and for how long.

“I spoke to the president several times that day, but I don’t remember the times,” Jordan told CNN on Friday when questioned about the 10-minute conversation.

Jordan said he “couldn’t remember” when the two spoke specifically, but said he knew”I spoke to him after we left the floor.”

Jordan spoke on the floor around 1:30 p.m. that day to reject Biden’s voters from Arizona and again around 10:30 p.m., after lawmakers returned to the Capitol after the attack, according to CNN.

Jordan told CNN he couldn’t remember how long he had spoken to the president.

The commission is also investigating other communications Jordan had in the run-up to the riots, including with former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Jordan and the January 6 panel collided last month when Jordan said: he would no longer volunteer to participate in the investigation.

“Mr. Jordan has admitted that he spoke directly with President Trump on Jan. 6 and is thus a material witness. Mr. Jordan’s letter to the committee does not address these facts,” the committee said in response to Jordan’s refusal to to cooperate more.

The commission claimed that “the Trump team persuaded him to try to hide the facts and circumstances of January 6,” but provided no evidence for the statement.

The Hill has reached out to Jordan and the committee for comment.

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