‘Stop the Steal’ organizers used hard-to-trace ‘burner’ phones to call members of the Trump family and a top White House official as they planned the January 6 rally at the Ellipse outside the White House, a new report says.
Rolling Stone reported Tuesday that Kylie Kremer, the founder and executive director of Women For America First, directed an aide to pick up three burner phones using cash that she used to communicate with Eric and Lara Trump, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Trump campaign consultant Katrina Pierson.
‘They were planning all kinds of stuff, marches and rallies. Any conversation she had with the White House or Trump family took place on those phones,’ a source told Rolling Stone magazine’s Hunter Walker.
Rolling Stone reported Tuesday that Kylie Kremer (left) and Amy Kremer (right) had burner phones purchased with cash that they used to communicate with top Trump officials. The Kremers helped organize the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally on the Ellipse the morning of January 6
Among those Kylie Kremer talked to using her burner phone was then White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Rolling Stone said
Kylie Kremer also reached out to Lara (left) and Eric Trump (right) using her burner phone, Rolling Stone said. The president’s daughter-in-law and son are photographed participating in the Stop the Steal rally that preceded the Capitol attack
The presence of burner phones could make it more difficult for the January 6 House committee to piece together who was in contact with whom leading up to the Capitol attack.
Kylie Kremer and her mother Amy Kremer’s group Women for America First helped organize the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally on the Ellipse that took place on the morning of January 6, in the lead-up to the Capitol attack.
It was their group that obtained the rally permit.
Both Kremers were subpoenaed by the January 6 House select committee in late September.
Meadows and Pierson have also been subpoenaed by the Democrat-led committee.
Committee chair, Rep. Bennie Johnson, has defined the scope of the committee’s work to include the gatherings in Washington that preceded the MAGA mob’s attack.
‘The inquiry includes examination of how various individuals and entities coordinated their activities leading up to the events of January 6, 2021,’ Thompson said in a statement announcing the Kremers’ subpoenas.
In the past, FBI agents past and present said there was scant evidence that the January 6 Capitol riot was an organized attack.
Rolling Stone reported that Amy Kremer received the second burner phone that was purchased.
Amy Kremer is a well-known pro-Trump activist who cut her teeth in the Tea Party movement before chairing pro-Trump PACs during the 2016 election cycle.
It’s unclear who received the third burner phone.
One of the magazine’s sources said Kylie Kremer insisted that the phones were paid for using cash and described this to a team member as being ‘of the utmost importance.’
Rolling Stone had previously reported that group texts from rally planners show the Kremers claiming they worked with the White House Trump team to plan the a.m. event on the Ellipse.
There, former President Donald Trump, who was loudly contesting the results of the 2020 election – despite there being no actual evidence of widespread voter fraud – told the crowd of supporters ‘we’re going to walk down’ to the Capitol Building, where lawmakers were meeting to certify President Joe Biden’s election win.
Rolling Stone said Kylie Kremer also reached out to Trump campaign consultant Katrina Pierson (pictured) using a burner phone
President Donald Trump told his supporters on the morning of January 6 at the ‘Save America’ rall: ‘we’re going to walk down to the Capitol’
‘After this, we’re going to walk down, and I’ll be there with you, we’re going to walk down, we’re going to walk down … we’re going to walk down to the Capitol, and we’re going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women, and we’re probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them,’ Trump said.
‘Because you’ll never take back our country with weakness,’ he said. ‘You have to show strength and you have to be strong. We have come to deman that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated.’
In the following hours, the Capitol would be breached by a pro-Trump mob.
Prior to the rally on the Ellipse, the Kremers had led a ‘March for Trump’ bus tour across the U.S., where speakers had also falsely claimed Trump had been robbed of a second term.
It was during the bus tour, according to Rolling Stone’s three sources, that Kylie Kremer made the ask to obtain the three burner phones, as the group passed through Palm Springs, California.
Rolling Stone also reported that there could be some traditional phone records between ‘Stop the Steal’ organizers and Trump officials.
‘She talked with Mark Meadows on her personal phone once, but mainly on the burner phone,’ a team member told Rolling Stone.
Additionally, Amy and Kylie were able to get ‘Eric and Lara on the phone right away’ when they had problems parking their pro-Trump bus in front of the then-president’s Las Vegas hotel, a stop made before the burner phones were reportedly obtained.
A spokesperson for Eric and Lara Trump did not respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.
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Mark Meadows was White House chief of staff on Jan. 6
Mark Meadows: While serving as White House Chief of Staff, Meadows reportedly communicated with officials at the state level and in the Department of Justice as part of an effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election or prevent the election’s certification.
Daniel Scavino: White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications Scavino was with the former President on January 5th during a discussion of how to convince Members of Congress not to certify the election for Joe Biden. Prior to the January 6th March for Trump, Mr. Scavino promoted the event on Twitter, encouraging people to ‘be a part of history.’ And records indicate that Mr. Scavino was tweeting messages from the White House on January 6, 2021
Kashyap Patel: Patel was serving as chief of staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller. The former President had appointed Mr. Patel to this position on November 10, the day after then-Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was replaced.
Stephen Bannon: Bannon reportedly communicated with former President Trump on December 30th, 2020, urging him to focus his efforts on January 6th. Mr. Bannon also reportedly attended a gathering at the Willard Hotel on January 5th, 2021, as part of an effort to persuade Members of Congress to block the certification of the election the next day. He is also quoted as saying on January 5 that ‘all Hell is going to break lose tomorrow’.
Nicholas Luna: Luna, who served as the former President’s personal assistant, was reportedly in the Oval Office the morning of January 6th, 2021, when the former President was on a phone call to Vice President Pence pressuring him not to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election
Molly Michael: Michael served as Special Assistant to the President and Oval Office Operations Coordinator, was involved in sending information about alleged election fraud to various individuals at the direction of President Trump, according to information obtained by the Select Committee.
Benjamin Williamson: While serving as Deputy Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Willliamson was reportedly contacted by a former White House official during the attack on the U.S. Capitol who urged him and Mr. Meadows, without success, to have the former President issue a statement addressing the attack and condemning the violence.
Christopher Liddell: Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff, was in the White House on January 6th and reportedly considered resigning on that day but stayed on ‘after a great deal of persuasion.’
John McEntee was White House personnel director under Trump
John McEntee: The former White House Personnel Director, was reportedly present in the Oval Office when Rudolph Giuliani, Justin Clark, the former President, and former Vice President Pence discussed the audit process in Georgia and listened as Mr. Giuliani suggested seizing Dominion voting machines because of alleged fraud. Mr. McEntee was also reportedly involved in communications with officials in various federal agencies regarding loyalty to President Trump and specifically discouraged a number of individuals from seeking employment after the election as it would appear to be a concession of President Trump’s defeat. In addition, according to reports, Mr. McEntee was in the White House on January 6th and was with former President Trump when he traveled to the Ellipse and spoke at the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally
Keith Kellogg: Vice President Pence’s National Security Advisor who reportedly participated in at least one January 2021 meeting with the former President and Pat Cipollone during which the former President insisted that former Vice President Pence not certify the election. He was reportedly in the White House with the former President as he watched the January 6th attack unfold and has direct information about the former President’s statements about and reaction to the insurrection. During that day, it is reported that Lt. Gen. Kellogg met with the former President and others before the rally at the Ellipse and then, after the rally, he urged the former President to send out a tweet to his supporters at the U.S. Capitol to help control the crowd.
Kayleigh McEnany: Former White House Press Secretary, who allegedly made multiple public statements from the White House and elsewhere about purported fraud in the November 2020 election. For example, in the first White House press conference after the election, Ms. McEnany claimed that there were ‘very real claims’ of fraud that the former President’s reelection campaign was pursuing, and said that mail-in voting was something that ‘we have identified as being particularly prone to fraud.’ At another press conference, Ms. McEnany accused Democrats of ‘welcoming fraud’ and ‘welcoming illegal voting.’ In addition, Ms. McEnany was reportedly present at times with the former President as he watched the January 6th attack
Stephen Miller: Senior Advisor to the former President who, by his own account participated in efforts to spread false information about alleged voter fraud in the November 2020 election, as well as efforts to encourage state legislatures to alter the outcome of the November 2020 election by appointing alternate slates of electors.
Cassidy Hutchinson: Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs, who reportedly was at the White House on January 6th and was with the former President when he spoke at the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally that day. She also reportedly reached out directly via email and phone to Georgia Deputy Secretary of State Jordan Fuchs relating to a trip to Georgia by White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to attend an election audit.
Kenneth Klukowski: The former Senior Counsel to Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, was involved in drafting a letter that urged legislatures in certain states to delay certification of the election, according to the report recently released by the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. The report also states that Mr. Clark contacted Mr. Klukowski to prepare for an Oval Office meeting with the former President that took place on January 3rd, 2021.
William ‘Bill’ Stepien: He served as manager of the Trump 2020 reelection campaign. The campaign reportedly urged state and party officials to affect the outcome of the November 2020 election by asking states to delay or deny certification of electoral votes and by sending multiple slate of electoral votes to the United States Congress.
Jason Miller: According to the committee, the Senior Advisor to Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign, spread the false claim that the November 2020 had been tainted by widespread fraud. Even before the election, Mr. Miller publicly claimed that Democrats would ‘steal’ the election, a message that individuals who attacked the U.S. Capitol echoed on January 6th. After the election, Mr. Miller coordinated with Mr. Trump and Rudolph Giuliani, and claimed in public press events that the election was rigged. Additionally, according to public reports, Mr. Miller participated in a meeting on January 5th, 2021 at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., in which Mr. Giuliani, Stephen Bannon, and others discussed options for overturning the results of the November 2020 election by, among other things, pressuring Vice President Pence to not certify the electoral college results.
Angela McCallum: National executive assistant to Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, who reportedly participated in efforts to spread false information about alleged voter fraud in the November 2020 election and to encourage state legislatures to alter the outcome of the November 2020 election. Specifically, there is a publicly available recording of a voicemail that Ms. McCallum reportedly left for an unknown Michigan state representative. In the recording, Ms. McCallum wanted to know whether the Trump campaign could ‘count on’ the representative and said that the individual had the authority to appoint an alternate slate of electors based on purported evidence of widespread election fraud
John Eastman: Attorney who reportedly advised President Trump and others that Vice President Pence could reject electors from certain states in order to deny Joe Biden a majority of the Electoral College vote. In the days before January 6th, Mr. Eastman is reported to have participated in a briefing for nearly 300 state legislators regarding purported election fraud, during which he told the group that it was ‘the duty of the legislatures to fix this, this egregious conduct, and make sure that we’re not putting in the White House some guy that didn’t get elected.’ Mr. Eastman reportedly participated in the January 5th, 2021 meeting at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. and he spok
Michael Flynn: Former national security advisor who reportedly attended a December 18th, 2020 meeting in the Oval Office during which participants discussed seizing voting machines, declaring a national emergency, invoking certain national security emergency powers, and continuing to spread the false message that the November 2020 election had been tainted by widespread fraud. The day before, Flynn gave an interview on Newsmax TV during which he talked about seizing voting machines, foreign influence in the election, and the purported precedent for deploying military troops and declaring martial law to ‘rerun’ the election.
Bernard Kerik: Former NYPD Commissioner who reportedly participated in the January 5th, 2021 meeting at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. Mr. Kerik reportedly paid for rooms and suites in Washington, D.C. hotels that served as election-related command centers, and also worked with Mr. Rudolph Giuliani to investigate allegations of voter fraud and promote baseless litigation and ‘Stop the Steal’ efforts
Jeffrey Clark: Former DOJ lawyer who was reportedly involved in efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and interrupt the peaceful transfer of power. The subpoena seeks deposition testimony and records from Mr. Clark as part of the Select Committee’s investigation into the events of January 6th and the causes of that day’s violence
Ali Alexander: Submitted permits for ‘Stop the Steal’ rally
Nathan Martin: Submitted permits for ‘Stop the Steal’ rally
Stop the Steal, LLC
Amy Kremer: Founder and Chair of Women for America First.
Kylie Kremer: Founder and Executive Director of WFAF.
Cynthia Chafian: Submitted the first permit application on behalf of WFAF for the January 6th rally, and founder of the Eighty Percent Coalition.
Caroline Wren: Listed on permit paperwork for the January 6th rally as ‘VIP Advisor.’
Maggie Mulvaney: Wife of chief of staff Mick Mulvaney who was listed on permit paperwork for the January 6th rally as ‘VIP Lead.’
Justin Caporale, of Event Strategies, Inc., listed on permit paperwork for the January 6th rally as ‘Project Manager.’
Tim Unes, of Event Strategies, Inc., listed on permit paperwork for the January 6th rally as ‘Stage Manager.’
Megan Powers, of MPowers Consulting LLC, listed on permit paperwork for the January 6th rally as ‘Operations Manager for Scheduling and Guidance.’
Hannah Salem, of Salem Strategies LLC, listed on permit paperwork for the January 6th rally as ‘Operations Manager for Logistics and Communications.’
Lyndon Brentnall, of RMS Protective Services, listed on permit paperwork for the January 6th rally as ‘On-Site Supervisor.’
Katrina Pierson, former Trump campaign official, reportedly involved in the organization of the January 5th and 6th rallies and was in direct communication with the former President about the rallies.
(Source – January 6 Committee)