Mapping White House Activity Around Jan 6th Insurrection

Democracy Labs
4 min readJul 1, 2022


Who did what, where? Relationship maps make it easier to understand what’s going on.

“Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, offered new details during June 28 testimony before the House Jan. 6 committee about what former President Donald Trump and Meadows knew in the days before the attack and how they responded while it was underway, including a first-hand account of the president’s frustration and an attack on security detail who told him they could not secure a trip to the Capitol amid the unfolding violence by rioters.” — PBS

This White House Activity Around Jan 6th relationship map was created with the free Kumu app in about a day. It includes information from many sources including text, images, videos, tweets and maps. it uses the floor plan of the White House as a backdrop to show the location of individuals. Some of the images represent meetings that took place at the White House about Jan 6th and are not the individuals’ actual offices. Other events took place externally such as at the Willard Hotel and in the Presidential motorcade.

What happened at the White House?

Why are relationship maps valuable?

We all deal with a lot of information spread across TV, tweets, newspapers and online. How do you cope stay abreast of things with limited time and energy? Relationship maps help connect the dots visually and provide links to more information. You can get a sense of where people were. Put a face to name and see how they were involved. Who they interacting with.

Relationship maps are not a comprehensive source of all the information on a topic, but they organize information into a form that’s easy to grasp and share with others. Kumu relationship maps can be viewed from a phone, tablet or laptop and automatically adjust to the size of the screen.

You can skim through information or search for a term or an individual. Clicking on a…

Democracy Labs

Democracy Labs applies innovative, free or low cost, technological solutions to social justice, democracy and environmental causes and campaigns.