An adviser to the Jan. 6 committee said he traced a call from a rioter’s phone to the White House while the Capitol was under siege.


Pro-Trump protesters gather outside the United States Capitol on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC.Jon Cherry/Getty Images

  • A Jan. 6 rioter held a phone call with someone stationed at the White House on the day of the riot.

  • An adviser to the Jan. 6 committee said he traced a call from a rioter to the White House.

  • He told CBS News that when he found out about the call, it was a “real a-ha moment.”

A former January 6 Committee technical adviser said that on the day of the uprising, a call with a rioter may have come from inside the White House.

Dan Riggleman, a former Republican congressman and technical adviser to the Jan. 6 committee, told CBS News’ “60 Minutes” that he traced a call between a rioter and the White House switchboard while the U.S. Capitol was besieged. He told CBS he felt the call couldn’t be accidental and wanted to dig deeper.

“You get a real ‘a-ha’ moment when you see the White House switchboard hooked up to a rioter’s phone while it’s happening,” Riggleman told 60 Minutes in a preview clip. “It’s a big, really big ‘a-ha’ moment.”

Riggleman said in the interview that he was unable to confirm who in the White House was on the other line. White House call logs obtained by The Washington Post showed there was a seven-hour gap in available records for January 6, 2021.

“I only know one end to this call,” Riggleman said, looking worried. According to CBS, Riggleman quit working with the committee in April after helping conduct a complex analysis of phone records and data related to insurgency coordination.

The committee will hold a public hearing on September 28, in what may be the last session with never-before-seen testimony. After next week’s hearing, the panel will hear from Ginni Thomas, conservative activist and wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

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