Special Counsel Probes Team Trump's Jan. 6 'War Room' - 2023-07-21

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F344.png Special Counsel Probes Team Trump's Jan. 6 'War Room' July 21, 2023, Asawin Suebsaeng, Rolling Stone

In the days and hours before the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, diehard Donald Trump allies gathered at Washington's Willard Hotel, hunkered down as the last-ditch efforts to overturn the 2020 election went forward. What exactly they were doing in those meetings was a subject of intense interest for Congress' Jan. 6 investigation, but the committee ran into the limits of its powers as it struggled to reconstruct the specifics of those eleventh-hour meetings.

Now, special counsel Jack Smith's office is taking its shot, hoping to figure out exactly what went down in the Willard "war room" — and just how involved Trump himself was in the Willard-based efforts to stop the transfer of power to then president-elect Joe Biden.

Special counsel investigators are grilling witnesses about the crucial Willard meetings, two people with knowledge of the investigation tell Rolling Stone. It could prove to be a fruitful line of questioning. One former senior Trump administration official, who stayed on through the Jan. 6 riot, simply refers to it as "the crime headquarters."

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