Jim Jordan says Jan. 6 call with Trump happened after attack, but waffled on possibility of other calls

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) on Wednesday told a House panel his Jan. 6 phone call with former President Trump took place after the attack on the Capitol, though he waffled on the possibility and timing of other calls.

Why it matters: The Jan. 6 select committee is casting a wide net to try to uncover facts about Trump's involvement in the attack, and Jordan's conversations that day with the former president put him in that panel's crosshairs.

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What they're saying: "I talked to the president after the attack. ... I've been clear about that," Jordan told the House Rules Committee while testifying against a resolution to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress.

  • Jordan said he "did not speak to the president during the attack," though minutes later conceded that he "may have talked to him before, I don't know."

  • Jordan told Politico in August he spoke to Trump "more than once" on Jan. 6 and that he was "sure" one of those calls took place while he and other lawmakers were huddling in a safe room.

  • "I had nothing to do with any of this," Jordan said on Wednesday.

What's next: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer has said the House will vote Thursday on the resolution to hold Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a subpoena from the select committee.

  • The Rules Committee voted 9-4 to approve the resolution, with all Republicans voting against it and all Democrats voting for it.

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