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NEWS & ANALYSIS

House Jan 6. Inquisition Claim Former NYPD Commissioner Attended Secret D.C. Meeting Proven False


Earlier this month, the House January 6th Inquisition issued a subpoena claiming lawmakers had “credible evidence” that the day before the riot, former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik attended a meeting at the Willard Hotel in D.C. where Trump advisers discussed how to overturn the election. 

The subpoena cited a book by Bob Woodward as its source. 

However, according to toll records, Kerik was in the New York City area on January 5th, per Just the News. He left Washington on the night of January 4th and didn’t return until the morning of the riots. 

EZPASS toll records show on January 5th he was crossing the George Washington Bridge into Manhattan twice between 5:39 a.m. and 2:24 p.m. The records then show he began a late-night track down the New Jersey Turnpike back to Washington D.C., passing through a toll at the southernmost part of the turnpike at 11:46 p.m. on January 5th, paying another toll in northern Maryland at 11:51 p.m. and then the last toll near D.C. around 12:40 a.m. on January 6th. 

Additionally, Woodward’s book does not mention Kerik once. 

Woodward and his co-author, Robert Costa, confirmed to Just the News that they did not claim Kerik attended the meeting. 

“The subpoena for Mr. Kerik references page 234 of our book, ‘Peril,’” they said. “That page, however, does not mention Mr. Kerik in any way. In fact, he is not mentioned anywhere in our book.” 

The book does, however, discuss a meeting between other Trump figures including Rudy Giuliani, John Eastman and Steve Bannon.