Pentagon says Donald Trump lied about deploying troops to secure the Capitol

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The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Congress on Tuesday released another excerpt of testimony they gathered from former officials in Donald Trump’s administration.

Speaking to the committee, former acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said the former president never requested 10,000 National Guard troops to secure the Capitol prior to January 6.

Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows claimed during an appearance on Fox News that Trump ordered 10,000 troops to be prepared for violence.

“What we also know is that President Trump wanted to make sure that the people that came, that there was a safe environment for that kind of assembly. And I’ve said that publicly before — the 10,000 National Guard troops that he wanted to make sure that everything was safe and secure,” Meadows said last year.

Trump has also claimed that he had requested 10,000 National Guard troops.

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