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A former House staffer told the 60 Minutes White House Switchboard that he called the Capitol Rioter on Jan. 6


WASHINGTON — The White House switchboard called one of the rioters Jan. 6, 2021, a former A staff member at the house told CBS’s “60 Minutes.”

Denver Riggleman, a former member of the United States House of Representatives from Virginia, a military intelligence officer and senior technical adviser to the House panel investigating the Capitol attack, said he knows who received the call, but not who made it. He did not name the rioter in an excerpt published by “60 Minutes”, which will air on Sunday.

“From my perspective, you know, being in counterterrorism, you know, if the White House, even if it’s a short call, and it’s a connected call, who actually makes that phone call?” Riggleman asked.

Insurgents loyal to President Donald Trump storm the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021.

While working for the committee, Riggleman analyzed the call recordings, texts and online activities of hundreds of people believed to have played a role in the attack. He called the discovery of the call “a pretty significant ‘aha’ moment.”

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He spoke to 60 Minutes to promote the publication of his book ‘The Breach’. The program released an excerpt on Friday.

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Riggleman’s interview also appeared before the committee, which is holding another hearing Wednesday at 1 p.m.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: White House Standard called rioter January 6: Former House staffer



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