The House January 6 Committee called a special session June 28 to hear testimony from former White House Assistant Cassidy Hutchinson. The 25-year-old clerk was the right-hand man of Mark Meadows, Donald Trump’s chief of staff, and she was involved in many important conversations surrounding the Capitol riot. Hutchinson testified that the 45th President was involved in the January 6 riot and intended to lead the mob to the Capitol. According to TMZ, Hutchinson testified that on the fateful day, Trump knew people with guns were heading towards Government House. According to The Washington Post, Hutchinson said she heard Trump say, “I don’t give a damn if they have guns. You’re not here to hurt me.” The former White House aide further told the committee that the President had ordered Secret Service to remove the metal detector from the site of the “Stop the Steal” rally. TMZ reported Trump “presumably” did this to allow armed rioters access to the Capitol.
Hutchinson was praised for her statement on Twitter. Journalist Chris Jansing tweeted: “Many powerful men, including a military leader, seem afraid to do what Cassidy Hutchinson just did.” Even a Fox News spokesman said the young aide’s testimony was convincing, and criticized it Trump for attacking the former employee for lying. Bret Baier said: “He says she’s lying. Cassidy Hutchinson is under oath on Capitol Hill. The President is on Truth Social.”
Fasten your seatbetls. The details of Trump’s alleged battle with the Secret Service are wild.
Donald Trump reportedly attempted to grab the steering wheel to join the rioters
On June 28, former White House staffer Cassidy Hutchinson testified that Tony Ornato, the deputy White House chief of staff, told her about Donald Trump’s shocking actions in the presidential limousine on January 6th the Presidential Limo (aka The Beast) after addressing the crowd. The president then reportedly ordered the driver to take him to the Capitol.
According to The Washington Post, Hutchinson testified: “The President said something along the lines of, ‘I’m the damn President [Robert Engel, the head of the Secret Service detail] replied: ‘Sir, we have to go back to the west wing.’ The President reached out to grab the steering wheel. Herr Engel grabbed his arm and said, “Sir, you must take your hand off the steering wheel. We go back to the west wing. We’re not going to the Capitol.’”
The 25-year-old aide told the Jan. 6 committee: “Mr. Trump then used his free hand to lunge at Bobby Engel.” Hutchinson further testified that Ornato brought his hands to his throat in “a sort of choking motion.” According to her statement, the former president began attacking Hutchinson over social truth (via Newsweek), writing, “I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than hearing very negative things about her (a totally false and “leak”) ) … It’s bad news.”