Donald Trump’s silence during the attack on Capitol Hill provoked surprising reactions within the former president’s inner circle. Messages sent by his eldest son to intervene have been leaked.
The veil continues to rise behind the scenes of the unprecedented attack on the Capitol. On January 6, 2021, when protesters broke into the building of the US Congress in Washington, DC, several figures contacted Donald Trump and tried to persuade him, but to no avail.
Broadcast live on American television, the parliamentary commission trying to shed light on the file revealed Monday’s messages sent to billionaire CEO Mark Meadows during the attack. Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of the former president, wrote, “He should condemn this insult as soon as possible.”
“We need a talk from the Oval Office. He should lead now. It has gone too far and gone out of control,” he sent after a while.
Some of the star editors of the Fox News Channel, who is known to be close to Donald Trump, have also been in contact with Mark Meadows. “The president should tell people to go home. It hurts all of us. He is destroying his heritage,” Laura Ingraham said. Sean Hannitti, one of the channel’s most followed conservative presenters, also called for a talk from the millionaire.
New criminal activities?
It has been a long time since Donald Trump responded to the actions taking place on Capitol Hill. In a video posted on social media, he asked the protesters to leave. “Go home. We love you,” the head of state said in a message widely criticized by the opposition.
For his part, Mark Meadows endangers prison. While he refused to testify before the Parliamentary Commission, the latter members voted unanimously on Monday in favor of criminal proceedings against him. So he could join Steve Bannon in the list of relatives of Donald Trump accused for the same reason.