There’s been plenty of speculation on the left regarding what Donald Trump was doing as his supporters protested on Capitol Hill on Jan. 6, 2021.
While no evidence has been presented that he encouraged any violence, much less a supposed insurrection, many Democrats nonetheless want him to face criminal charges.
His wife recently broke her silence on the matter and opened up about what she was doing on that fateful day.
According to Fox News:
“On January 6, 2021, I was fulfilling one of my duties as First Lady of the United States of America, and accordingly, I was unaware of what was simultaneously transpiring at the U.S. Capitol Building,” Trump told Fox News Digital.
“As with all First Ladies who preceded me, it was my obligation to record the contents of the White House’s historic rooms, including taking archival photographs of all the renovations. Several months in advance, I organized a qualified team of photographers, archivists, and designers to work with me in the White House to ensure perfect execution,” she continued. “As required, we scheduled January 6, 2021, to complete the work on behalf of our Nation.”
The former first lady added that “this is a very significant undertaking and requires great care, attention to detail, and concentration — both in the planning and execution.”
Trump went on to say that she has “always been very supportive of my former Chief of Staff, Stephanie Grisham.”
“I stood behind Ms. Grisham after her failed stint as White House Press Secretary and welcomed her back to the East Wing,” Trump said.
Her remarks came ahead of the latest installment of a House Jan. 6 committee hearing that many Americans are beginning to believe is yet another witch hunt aimed at taking down the 45th president.
Retweet if you think it’s time to SHUT DOWN the Witch Hunt Committee!!
— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) July 20, 2022
The FACT that Lame Duck Speaker Pelosi's office is the only office off limits to her illegitimate political witch-hunt proves that it is a SHAM.https://t.co/qsAeg0oNrA
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) July 19, 2022
I am pleased to see Liz trailing. Her participation in the Jan 6 witch hunt and disregard for evidence of election tampering disqualified her from service in Congress https://t.co/QxuLZ5Bzlw
— Christina Bish (@BishForCongress) July 16, 2022
Melania Trump has also faced criticism, including from her former adviser, which likely prompted her to set the record straight this week.
As The Hill reported last month:
Grisham on Tuesday tweeted out a text message she purportedly had with the former first lady in which she asked Trump if she wanted to tweet that “peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness & violence,” to which Trump apparently replied, “No.”
“Knowing her as well as I did at that point, it was so unlike her to not have condemned it, that that was the moment it all kind of broke me,” Grisham said during an interview on CNN’s “New Day” on Wednesday where she discussed Tuesday’s testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson.
“Yesterday, hearing Cassidy’s testimony, I felt compelled to show that text because it was a lot of context I thought, and again, knowing Melania like I did, I was so disappointed and discouraged and sickened that she wouldn’t stand up and just say simply, ‘There should be no violence,’” she added.
Here’s a Fox News panel discussion that dismantles the notion that the House Jan. 6 committee hearings are just part of an effort to determine the facts.