Trump’s Closest Confidante Just Brutally Turned On Him With Top Secret He Told Jack Smith

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A secret dossier has surfaced, providing new insights on Donald Trump’s close circle and their efforts to dissuade the former president from inciting his fans during the January 6th incident.

ABC News reported that Special Counsel Jack Smith’s team interviewed Dan Scavino, the former Trump White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications, following the rejection of his executive privilege claims last year. The report delineated crucial information provided by Scavino, former Trump staffer Nick Luna, and other others who had close proximity to Trump on that particular day. These individuals are currently being legally obligated to cooperate with Smith, notwithstanding any prior assertions of executive privilege.

Prior accounts of the storming of the U.S. Capitol have highlighted that Trump declined to suppress his riotous fans, despite the urging of his aides.

“According to what sources said Scavino told Smith’s team, Trump was ‘very angry’ that day,” ABC reported. “Not angry at what his supporters were doing to a pillar of American democracy, but steaming that the election was allegedly stolen from him and his supporters, who were ‘angry on his behalf.’ Scavino described it all as ‘very unsettling,’ sources said.”

Scavino, who has been in Trump’s employ for the last thirty years, was the sole individual outside Trump himself who have the ability to access Trump’s Twitter account during that period. According to ABC’s story, when Trump criticized former Vice President Mike Pence for not supporting his plan to invalidate the 2020 election results, White House aides contacted Scavino and questioned his decision to post such a statement during a critical and uncertain time.

According to the report:

Scavino said he was as blindsided by the post as they were, insisting to them, “I didn’t do it,” according to the sources.

Some of Trump’s aides then returned to the dining room to explain to Trump that a public attack on Pence was “not what we need,” as Scavino put it to Smith’s team. “But it’s true,” Trump responded, sources told ABC News. Trump has publicly echoed that sentiment since then.

At about the same time Trump’s aides were again pushing him to do more, a White House security official heard reports over police radio that indicated Pence’s security detail believed “this was about to get very ugly,” according to the House committee’s report.

As Trump aide Luna recalled, according to sources, Trump didn’t seem to care that Pence had to be moved to a secure location. Trump showed he was “capable of allowing harm to come to one of his closest allies” at the time, Luna told investigators, the sources said.

After a duration of over thirty minutes, Trump granted Scavino permission to post a message on Twitter that he had composed, urging the rioters to maintain a peaceful demeanor. However, according to reports, Trump’s advisors continued to insist on taking more action. Scavino verified that Trump had further apprehensions beyond halting the incident.

Trump listened to the pleas, “but he was just not interested at that moment to put anything out,” Scavino told Smith’s team, according to the sources. Instead, Trump was focused on watching TV and taking in the chaotic scenes, Scavino said, the sources added.

During the conversation, Scavino and Smith’s team discussed what they alleged to be the absence of any substantial evidence of widespread fraud that would have compromised the election results, making Scavino another Trump official to have flipped on their former boss.


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