(AP) — The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has found a nearly 8-hour gap in official White House records of then-President Donald Trump’s phone calls. The crucial communications came as the violence unfolded and his supporters stormed the building, Two people familiar with the probe say the gap in evidence begins a little after 11 a.m. until about 7 p.m — and involves White House calls. The gap in records doesn’t mean the panel is in the dark about what happened. It has talked to more than 800 witnesses, including aides who spent the day with Trump. The committee also has thousands of texts from the smartphone of Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff at the time.
Photo: FILE – In this Oct. 23, 2020, photo, President Donald Trump talks on a phone during a call with the leaders of Sudan and Israel in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington. White House call logs obtained so far by the House panel investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol do not list calls made by then-President Donald Trump as he watched the violence unfold on television. They also do not list calls made directly to the president, according to two people familiar with the probe. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)