- Rolling Stone reported that organizers of the rally used burner phones to talk to Eric Trump and others.
- The Palmer report linked to the Rolling Stone article, but tweeted that Trump allegedly used burner phones.
- Trump threatened to sue the business for defamation, saying, “I’m an incredibly honest, clean guy.”
Eric Trump threatened to sue a website for defamation after it suggested he had used burner phones to communicate with pro-Donald Trump rally organizers in the run-up to January 6th.
Trump, the second son of former President Donald Trump, threatened The Palmer Report with a lawsuit following a claim it made in the wake of a Rolling Stone article pretending to describe the events leading up to the January 6 uprising.
In his tweet, Palmer Report said Eric and Lara Trump “reportedly used burner phones to communicate with organizers by Jan. 6,” describing it as “something you do in a criminal plot.”
While the Rolling Stone article described the use of burner phones – devices used to prevent communication from being tracked – it said they were used by others to contact people like Eric and Lara Trump.
It did not claim that the two people even handled burner phones.
Referring to The Palmer Reports tweet, Eric Trump wrote: “Well, here’s an exit I can sue for defamation. It’s going to be fun.”
“I’m an incredibly honest clean guy – unlike Hunter, no drugs, healthy lifestyle, not the ‘burner phone type,’ Trump tweeted, referring to President Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his previous struggles with addiction. Trump also seemed to refer to a New York Post article about Biden describing the purchase of a burner phone.
The Palmer report is a left-leaning business that has often been characterized as unreliable.
—Eric Trump (@EricTrump) November 25, 2021
Rolling Stone reported Wednesday that several of the people who had organized the pro-Trump “Stop the Steal” rally near the White House on Jan. 6 used burner phones to communicate with senior members of Donald Trump’s team in advance.
The business reported, citing three unnamed sources, that Kylie Kremer, an official in the “March for Trump” group who helped organize the demonstration, instructed a helper to collect three burner phones prior to the demonstration and used one of the phones. to talk to Eric Trump, Lara Trump and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Representatives of Donald Trump did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.