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Audio: Ex-Defense Sec. Says Trump Did Not Order Troops Deployed to Capitol on Jan. 6

HeadlineJul 27, 2022

In related news, the House January 6 Committee has released an audio clip from testimony by former acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller. He denied Trump ever gave a formal order to have 10,000 troops ready to be deployed to the Capitol on January 6, 2021 — a claim that has been made by former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and others. In the clip, Miller was questioned by committee Vice Chair Liz Cheney.

Rep. Liz Cheney: “To be crystal clear, there was no direct order from President Trump to put 10,000 troops to be on the ready for January 6th, correct?”

Christopher Miller: “No. Yeah, that’s correct. There was no direct — there was no order from the president.”

On Tuesday, Donald Trump gave his first speech in Washington since leaving office. He hinted that he may run for president again.

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