Video file

Citation From the January 6, 2022, edition of Fox News' Hannity

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Here with reaction, former Pentagon chief of staff during the Trump administration, Kash Patel. The inspector general, by the way, said you did everything right at the Department of Defense. Fact check: Did Donald Trump call for 10-20,000 National Guard troops to be on standby for January 6? Did he do it two days before January 6? 

KASH PATEL: Yes, Sean, and it's great to be with you. I was in the Oval Office on that day, days prior to January 6, with the secretary of defense, the chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, and others and President Trump. And he authorized as the law requires 10-20,000 National Guardsmen and women to be utilized around the country. But the second part of the law requires a federal agency or governor or mayor, such as the United States Capitol Police or Mayor Bowser, to make a request, otherwise the National Guard cannot be deployed legally.