Bitterly Testimony at the House Committee Investigate an attack on Capitol Hill, a former aide to the president at the time Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff Mark Meadows portrayed Trump as a furious commander-in-chief for several weeks surrounding the riots.
Former Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson, in more than two hours of testimony on Tuesday, rushed to his own secret service agent, threw a plate, and a swarm of angry mobs chanted “hang Mike Pence.” Refused to help the Vice President. She listened and saw in the days and weeks surrounding the events of January 6, 2021.
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Here are some important points from the hearing.
Hutchinson said she was told Former President Attacks Secret Service AgendaAfter his security details refused to take Trump to the US Capitol while his supporters rioted in Congress Hall.
Hatchson recall She spoke with the official White House Tony Ornart at the time. She explained to the house panel that after Trump told his supporters that he would participate in their march at the Capitol, he insisted on secret services to take him there. Said.
Hutchinson testified that when Trump rode on President Limo, Ornart had received the impression from Meadows that they were still likely to go to the Capitol.
When Secret Service Special Agent Bobby Engel told her she wouldn’t go because it wasn’t considered safe, Trump “reacted very strongly and very angry to it,” Ornart told her. Told.
“Tony described him as angry,” Hutchinson said. Mr. Trump said: “I am the President. Take me to the Capitol now.”
Engel refused again, at which point Trump “reached in front of the vehicle to grab the steering wheel. Mr. Engel grabbed his arm.” Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We’re back in the West Wing, “Hutchinson testified.
“Then I used my freehand to rush towards Bobby Engel,” Trump said. She added that when Ornart told this story, he moved his hand towards his collarbone.
Hutchinson also told his aides that Trump wouldn’t mind bringing weapons to the January 6 rally as his supporters proceeded with the attack.
Trump then said, “I don’t care they have weapons. They rob me of effective magazines, not here to hurt me. Put my people in, they’re from here. You can march to the Capitol, “” Hatchson said in a pre-recorded testimony.
She said Trump could remove the metal detector magnetometer because the president was convinced he wasn’t personally at risk.
Hutchinson told the committee that Trump had shown his team what he believed at the time. Vice President Mike Pence deserves hanging.. After the former Vice President helped prove the election results, Trump’s supporters repeatedly chanted “Hang Mike Pence.”
“I remember what Pat Chiporon said.’They literally want the VP to hang,'” Hutchinson told the committee: interview To explain how a former White House adviser approached Meadows about the riots.
“You heard him, Pat. He thinks Mike deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong,” Hutchinson explains Meadows’ reaction to Siporon. did.
According to Tuesday’s testimony, in December 2020, a few weeks before the attack, Trump had lunch on the wall when former Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department learned that they could not find evidence of widespread fraudulent elections. I threw a plate.
After being defeated by President Joe Biden, Trump began claiming that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him thanks to widespread fraudulent voting. His own Attorney General later discovered that there was no evidence to support his claim.
“I remember hearing noise from the corridors,” Hutchinson testified when news was reported that the Justice Department could not find evidence to support the allegations of fraud.
“When I left the office and went down to the dining room, I noticed that the door was supported and open, Barrett was inside the dining room, and I was removing the tablecloth from the dining room table,” she testified. did.