Sen. Roy Blunt is asking about this. Sund and Irving are both doubling down on their versions of events.
(and we're moving on. Because Blunt's questioning time ran out. Congressional hearings are the worst way to establish facts.)
Sen. Rob Portman requests that Irving and Sund provide their phone records to clear up the discrepancy. Portman doesn't seem to be pressing the issue any further for now
As I've mentioned, a disagreement this stark calls everything both men say into question
Josh Hawley is bringing this back up. Irving says if he had received a call at 1:09pm, he would've been able to approve the request quickly because he was with former Senate SAA Stenger and congressional leaders at that time. He's denying details of Sund's testimony.
Sund stands by his account, says both of his assistant chiefs and potentially USCP general counsel were there when he made the 1:09pm call. He says he made a follow-up call at 1:22pm.

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