Bolton says he remembers Trump using the term “burner phones.”

John Bolten, the Trump administration’s former national security adviser, told CBS News on Tuesday that he had heard former President Donald Trump use the term “burner phones” in several debates and that the former president knew what that meant.

White House records from CBS News and The Washington Post Shows that Trump did not use his phone More than seven hours on January 6, 2021 Attack on American CapitolAnd the House Select Committee investigating the attack is investigating whether he used a “burner phone” or a personal disposable phone that could not find contacts.

The former president responded by saying he had never heard the phrase “burner phone”.

“I do not know what a burner phone is, and to the best of my knowledge I have never even heard that word,” Trump said.

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National Security Adviser John Bolten overhears President Trump speak at the White House Oval Office on April 9, 2019.

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But Bolton said he and Trump talked about how people used “burner phones” to avoid exploring their calls.

White House documents show that Trump was not called for seven hours and 37 minutes from 11:17 to 6:54 p.m. Landed in American CapitolHe fought with police and forcibly entered the building, forcing lawmakers and Vice President Mike Pence to flee for safety.

The 11-page record, which includes the president’s official diary and White House switchboard call record, was handed over by the National Archives earlier this year to the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack.

Records show that Trump was active on the phone for part of the day, conversing with at least eight people in the morning and 11 in the evening. This interval was in stark contrast to the detailed public report of his telephone conversations with allies during the period of the attack.

A Trump spokesman said Trump had nothing to do with the recordings and considered all of his phone calls to be recorded and protected.

Carolyn Lyndon contributed to this report.

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