A story emerged this past week that was so explosive, it knocked Ukraine out of the headlines for a few days. Conclusive proof emerged that Donald Trump had personally managed the treasonous insurrection coup attempt on January 6, 2021, which we all know was worse than Pearl Harbor, 9/11, and season 4 of ‘The Golden Girls’ combined.
In the materials that the Biden White House handed over to Nancy Pelosi’s January 6 Committee, there was a “seven-hour gap” in Trump’s phone logs for that fateful day. This was the moment that the mainstream media had been waiting for. It was like Christmas, their birthday and the Fourth of July all rolled into one.
It was finally the beginning of the end for Drumpf! The walls were closing in! This was the proof they needed that would lead to Donald Trump being convicted of some sort of crime and preventing him from running for reelection in 2024. Which crime? Doesn’t matter! Just… any crime!
Reporters could already smell their Pulitzer Prizes. Heck, why not a Nobel Prize for… something. They were going to be the Woodward and Bernstein of this generation, taking out an American president for their intrepid reporting. The story was that important.
Richard Nixon resigned because there were 18 minutes missing from the White House tapes, in order to cover up the Watergate burglary. But Donald Trump had a SEVEN-HOUR GAP in his phone logs, which every reporter at the Washington Post tweeted in ALL CAPS, just so no one would miss the significance.
The Washington Post, which serves as Jeff Bezos’s personal blog, couldn’t help but make the comparison:
“A seven-hour gap in Trump’s calls evokes a missing spot on Nixon’s tapes,” it reported.
In a separate article, they pointed out that seven hours is way worse than 18 minutes, in case you couldn’t do the math:
“In another bid for the ‘Worse than Watergate’ files, it turns out there is a seven-hour gap in Donald Trump’s phone logs on the day of the insurrection attempt… The documents… do show that Trump had many calls before 11 a.m. and after 6 p.m. that were apparently related to the coup effort. That suggests Trump held many calls related to the insurrection between those two times that are not officially accounted for.”
Ooooh! Snap! Big Orange is going down! You got him, Washington Post! Maybe it’s time to get Robert Mueller on the phone and authorize a new Special Counsel investigation, to the tune of millions of taxpayer dollars.
This story was a slam dunk, other than the tiny little problem that it was a steaming pile of San Francisco sidewalk “hobo surprise.” The documents that the White House had turned over to the January 6 Committee were the White House switchboard call logs. Calls that are directly using the landlines in the White House, which don’t use the switchboard, are not logged in the switchboard call logs.
For those under 40 who may not know what a switchboard is, it is an obsolete technology that had to be used in Ye Olden Times in order to connect a telephone in one location to a telephone in another place. My elderly mother was a switchboard operator for the Bell Telephone Company more than 50 years ago. Two of the only places left in America that still even use a switchboard and operators in this way – because no government job is unimportant enough to ever eliminate – are the White House and the US Congress.
Anyway, if you have a mind like a steel trap as Donald Trump does, you might have a bunch of important phone numbers memorized and wouldn’t need the assistance of a switchboard operator. So, Trump dialed numbers directly as he was in the Oval Office for seven hours. There is no SEVEN-HOUR GAP. There’s only a gap in the White House switchboard logs.
Will the media ever learn from its mistakes? This is almost as bad as the Stormy Daniels hoax. Since most people missed the story, it’s worth noting that Stormy Daniels was not only ordered to pay $300,000 to cover Trump’s legal fees in his lawsuit against, but Stormy also testified under oath that she never had an affair with Trump. The Washington Post missed the coda to that story, somehow. The whole Stormy “affair” was an extortion scam all along, as I’ve said for five years.
Anyway, so much for the SEVEN-HOUR GAP. It turned out to be as real as the TWO SCOOPS OF ICE CREAM scandal.