White House switchboard connected with Capitol rioter on Jan. 6

A White House switchboard connected with the phone of one of the rioters involved in Jan. 6, according to a former adviser to the Jan. 6 committee.

Former Virginia Republican Rep. Denver Riggleman shared the information in an interview with 60 Minutes.

A big moment

“You get a real ‘aha’ moment when you see that the White House switchboard had connected to a rioter’s phone while it’s happening,” Riggleman told 60 Minutes. “That’s a big, pretty big ‘aha’ moment,” he added.

“I only know one end of that call. I don’t know the White House end, which I believe is more important,” he added.

Riggleman’s involvement

“White House phone numbers are kept secret, but Riggleman prodded the panel to take more aggressive steps to discover more information about that call, according to his book, The Breach,” the Washington Examiner reported.

“Riggleman has since swapped his party registration to unaffiliated after being dismayed with the state of the GOP. A former military intelligence officer, he helped manage the Jan. 6 committee’s data operation,” it added.

The information adds a new twist to the already concerning details that have emerged regarding Jan. 6.

There is still much the public has not received regarding the events that took place that day, leading to wide speculation over how the riot took place.

Riggleman’s latest interview should also lead to more questions from lawmakers seeking the full account of what occurred and the timeline of activities on Jan. 6.