Trump’s Former Defense Secretary Calls B.S. On National Guard Claim
On Tuesday, the select committee posted a video showing former Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller testifying that Trump’s claim that he ordered 10,000 troops to defend the Capitol on Jan. 6 was ― and we’re paraphrasing here ― basically B.S.
But Miller testified under oath that he was “never given any direction or order or knew of any plans of that nature,” and he added that he was “surprised” to see statements suggesting Trump made those orders.
“There was no order from the president,” he said.
Miller added that any plans of activating more soldiers to protect the Capitol were mere “contingency planning,” but it was not set in motion.
“There was no official message traffic or anything of that nature,” Miller said. “That was not part of my plan or the Department of Defense’s plan.”
You can see the video below.