At the start of today's trial, impeachment manager Rep. Jamie Raskin announced that House managers were seeking to subpoena Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler.
This followed a report by CNN's Jamie Gangel last night that former President Trump had an expletive-laced phone call with House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy on the day of the Capitol riot, in which Trump refused to call off the rioters.
Gangel discussed her reporting and said Herrera Beutler kept “copious notes” about the call.
“What Congresswoman Herrera Beutler told me yesterday was that actually since the insurrection, and through the impeachment, she started keeping copious notes. She has a spiral notebook,” Gangel reported. “And she was keeping the notes all along because she was trying to come to a decision whether or not to vote for impeachment.”
“So when she was talking to Kevin McCarthy, they had a phone call. And he told her directly about what President Trump had said. She had that notebook, and she took copious, careful, realtime notes,” Gangel told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
A comment from Trump about the would-be insurrectionists caring more about the election results than McCarthy was confirmed to CNN by Herrera Beutler and other Republicans briefed on the conversation.
“I think it's important to note it wasn't just that she was taking notes on that particular phone call. She had really been memorializing everything that she knew about the insurrection. And to help her make a decision about how to vote on impeachment,” Gangel said.
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