Trump’s Secretary Of Defense Threatened By J6 Committee

Donald Trump’s Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller was threatened and harassed for his exculpatory testimony during the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol (J6 Committee).

Miller testified that Trump authorized the National Guard to secure the Capitol on January 6, 2021 — a fact that belies the narrative that the former president was planning an “insurrection.”

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Miller stated that the J6 Committee promised to “make his life hell” if he continued to make his National Guard claims.

Following a Fox News interview, Miller was called in for hours of additional testimony. Passive aggressive threats were made in the form of calls to his lawyer. Committee representatives stated words to the effect of: “Well, if your client has additional information he wants to share, we’d be happy to have him re-interviewed.”

Miller’s experience with the J6 Committee clearly indicated that former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was in charge. It is indeed unusual for a member of Congress to take such a personal role in interviews during committee investigations. Attorneys usually do this, then the committee members are briefed later.

Cheney already had her GOP committee assignments stripped in February 2021 because of her voting to impeach Trump.

Tony Ornato, the Secret Service official assigned to Trump’s personal security, corroborated Miler’s National Guard testimony. His statements were suppressed and did not appear in the J6 Committee report. Kash Patel, a National Security official under Trump, also testified to a meeting in the Oval Office in which Trump tried to arrange the National Guard presence. His statements did not appear in the report.

Patel told the Daily Mail that his testimony along with Miller’s and Ornato’s did not find its way into the public record because it “defeats their insurrection claim.”

Miller said he reached a point where he did not have the “resources to continue to battle” with the J6 Committee. He faced the possibility of more depositions and harassment should he speak to the media any further.

Miller’s newfound willingness to speak comes amid a GOP-controlled House of Representatives and Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R- GA) releasing a report exposing the buried J6 Committee testimony.

Lix Cheney’s zeal for bringing down Trump cost her the 2022 election. Her home state of Wyoming boasted Trump’s widest margin of victory in 2020 at nearly 70% — which led to her losing the 2022 primary to Trump-supported Harriet Hageman by a similar margin.