• The price of the cheapest room at the D.C. hotel surged within a week of Trump announcing the Jan. 6 protest
  • Guests included Trump's eldest sons and several of his supporters
  • Several key Trump supporters reportedly met at the hotel a day before the Capitol riot

Former President Donald Trump's D.C. hotel may have used the Capitol riot in January to hit record revenues, according to a report.

On Dec. 19, Trump announced plans to hold a “big protest” in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 — the day when a mob of supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol and led to the death of five individuals.

“Be there, will be wild!” Trump wrote in a now-deleted post.

On Dec. 20, the price of the cheapest rooms at Trump’s D.C. hotel rose from $476 to $1,999 for Jan. 6, according to data collected from the hotel’s website. The price later skyrocketed to over $8,000 on Dec. 31.

The surging prices, however, were unique only to Trump’s property. In a luxury hotel in downtown D.C., room prices for Jan. 6 were at $415, according to Forbes.

The many guests who rented the rooms on the day of the Capitol riot included Trump’s two eldest sons, Don. Jr. and Eric. Trump's known supporters such as QAnon influencer Juan O. Savin and retired U.S. Army lieutenant and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn were also believed to have stayed at the hotel.

In the day leading up to the Capitol riot, a hotel guest also posted a photo of Phil Waldron in the hotel lobby. Waldron is a retired Army colonel who has repeatedly claimed that the voting systems in the country were built “to be manipulated.”

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-AL, was reportedly seen meeting with Trump’s sons and close advisers on Jan. 5 at the D.C. hotel. However, the Alaska Republican has denied that he attended a Jan. 5 meeting at the Trump D.C. hotel in a statement to the Alabama Political Reporter (APR). The meeting was said to have been attended by Tuberville, Don. Jr. and Eric Trump, Flynn, Peter Navarro, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.

On the morning of Jan. 6, Tuberville said he was joining “patriots” in a “battle for justice and truth,” according to a since-deleted Facebook post, a copy of which was obtained by 1100 Pennsylvania.

Aside from hotel room rates, the hotel's director also noted that in-room dining hit "record-breaking numbers" over the same period.

Since the riot, the U.S. Congress has created the House Select Committee to investigate whether Trump or any members of his inner circle intended for the rioters to disrupt the Electoral College votes.

Trump has filed a lawsuit seeking to block the committee from obtaining White House records and called the investigation a "political ploy" launched by President Biden.

“The Committee’s request amounts to nothing less than a vexatious, illegal fishing expedition openly endorses by Biden to unconstitutionally investigate President Trump and his administration,” the suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C., read, according to CNBC.

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