January 6th Select Committee Hearings: Attack On The United States Capitol – Day 6 (June 28, 2022) Emergency Hearing, Trump’s Former Aide As Witness
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Witness Cassidy Hutchinson or Cassidy Jacqueline Hutchinson, testified on June 28, 2022, before the January 6 Select Committee Hearing-Day 6. To learn more about Cassidy Hutchinson is, please refer to the excerpt from wikipedia, in italics, below:
She became an intern in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in the summer of 2018, and in March 2019 became a special assistant to the president, assigned to Meadows, through the end of the Trump presidency. She previously interned for Republican Senator Ted Cruz and Republican US House of Representatives whip Steve Scalise.
Hutchinson testified on June 28, 2022 at the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack public hearings.
Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified that there was concern in the White House about the implications of going to the Capital on Jan. 6 as the insurrection was underway. Hutchinson spoke to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on June 28 as they presented its findings to the public. Hutchinson said former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, mentioned to her that he had “serious legal concerns.” “In the days leading up to the sixth, we had conversations about obstructing justice or defrauding the electoral count,” she said. The committee played part of Hutchinson’s interview where she explained more of the concerns White House staffers had at the time, noting that Cipollone was also worried it would appear that Trump was “inciting a riot,” she said. The hearing was unexpectedly announced a week after the Jan. 6 committee said they were taking a break until the month of July. In the year since its creation, the committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews, seeking critical information and documents from people witness to, or involved in, the violence that day, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “Cassidy Hutchinson testifies some White House aides were worried about legal implications of Jan. 6“, below:
Upon hearing that his security detail could not authorize a trip to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 after his speech on the Ellipse, former President Donald Trump lunged at the Secret Service agent in charge of his security that day, according to testimony on June 28 from a former senior aide. Cassidy Hutchinson, who worked for former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, told the House Jan. 6 committee that the Secret Service, advisers and lawyers to the president had all warned him about traveling to the Capitol with rioters that day during Congress’ official count of Electoral College votes. Security reports from that morning indicated protesters along the National Mall had weapons, including knives, guns, pistols and rifles, body armor, spears and flag poles. Hutchinson said security officials warned multiple times they could not make a trip to the Capitol happen, guidance she relayed to Meadows both before and after Trump’s speech, in which he told rallygoers he would join them in a march toward Congress. On the way to Trump’s vehicle, Meadows told the president that the head of his detail, Bobby Engel, had more information about the trip to the Capitol. When Trump got into the car, Engel told him they didn’t have the assets for the trip and that it wasn’t secure. Trump became “irate,” Hutchinson said White House deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato recalled to her after she returned to the White House. Trump said something to the effect of, “I’m the f***ing president, take me up to the Capitol now.” After Engel relayed they had to return to the White House, Trump reached up to the front of the vehicle to grab the steering wheel. Engel grabbed the president’s arm and said “Sir, you need to let go,” Hutchinson recalled. Trump then used his free hand to lunge toward Engel’s neck, Ornato reportedly told Hutchinson, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “WATCH: Trump lunged at agent who said he couldn’t go to Capitol amid Jan. 6 violence, aide says“, below:
It is clear that Trump wanted to march to the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified on June 28 as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack presented its findings to the public. In a video the committee played, Hutchinson recalled on Jan. 6 2021 how Meadows was alone in his office as the rioters were getting closer to the Capitol. “It sort of felt like I was watching, not a great comparison, but a bad car accident that was about to happen,” she said in the video. In a tweet the president made on Jan 6., shown during the hearing, Trump said then-Vice President Mike Pence didn’t have the “courage” to overturn the 2020 election. As a staffer, Hutchinson said seeing that tweet made her feel “frustrated” and “disappointed.” “As an American, I was disgusted, it was unpatriotic, it was unAmerican,” she said. “We were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie.” The hearing was unexpectedly announced a week after the Jan. 6 committee said they were taking a break until the month of July. In the year since its creation, the committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews, seeking critical information and documents from people witness to, or involved in, the violence that day, in the published on June 28, 202, “WATCH: White House aide says Trump’s tweets about Pence on Jan. 6 were ‘unpatriotic‘”, below:
In testimony to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack, Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, recalled that her boss had told in early January that “things might get real, real bad.” Before that conversation, Hutchinson had talked to Rudy Giuliani, former attorney for then-President Donald Trump. She told the committee that Giuliani had asked her if she was excited for Jan. 6. “We’re going to the Capitol, it’s going to be great. The president is going to be there. He’s going to look powerful,” Hutchinson said she remembered Giuliani saying. She told Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., that those interactions with Giuliani and Meadows made her scared and nervous for what was soon going to happen. During her questioning of Hutchinson, Cheney also described the large number of weapons that were confiscated or spotted by authorities managing security during a rally for former President Donald Trump Cheney said the Secret Service had sent up magnetometers to screen those who wanted to view Trump’s speech at the rally. Many surrendered their weapons — pepper spray, knives, brass knuckles, Tasers, body armor, gas masks, batons — so they could enter the Ellipse where the speech was being given. “And those were just from the people who chose to go through the security,” she added, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “WATCH: Hutchinson says Meadows predicted ‘things might get real, real bad’ on Jan. 6“, below:
CNN’s Jake Tapper and a roundtable including Laura Coates, Jamie Gangel, John King and Abby Philip react to the explosive testimony from ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson who described in great detail former President Donald Trump’s actions behind the scenes on January 6, in the video published on June 28, 2022, ““Worse than we ever imagined’: Tapper and CNN analysts react to testimony from ex-White House aide“, below:
Summary of January 6th Select Committee Hearings: Attack On The United States Capitol – Day 6 (June 28, 2022) Emergency Hearing, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “Post analysis of explosive testimony from former aide Cassidy Hutchinson| ABC News“, below:
Former Trump administration officials Alyssa Farah Griffin and Olivia Troye react to ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s stunning testimony before the House select committee investigating January 6, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “Two former Trump officials react to Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony“, below:
Former Trump White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham discusses a text exchange between her and former first lady Melania Trump asking to release a statement condemning any violence on January 6. The former first lady replied “No.” Grisham shares more on New Day about how she felt about the conversation, in the video published on June 29, 2022, “See Melania Trump text message that left former Trump press secretary ‘sickened’“, below:.
Warning: This hearing may include footage of violence and strong language. The House Jan. 6 committee announced an previously unplanned hearing for June 28, promising new evidence and witness testimony. Committee members did not confirm a focus for Tuesday’s hearing, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. ET. But it will likely lean heavily on the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, a senior aide to former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, the NewsHour and other media outlets confirmed. In the course of her work for the White House, Hutchinson had firsthand insight into communications between Meadows and former President Donald Trump, including those leading up to the insurrection and in the days afterward. In the year since its creation, the committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews, seeking critical information and documents from people witness to, or involved in, the violence that day. Additional hearings are expected in July, in the video streamed on June 28, 2022, “WATCH LIVE: Jan. 6 Committee hearings – Day 6“, below:
Committee’s Central Charges, listed below, in bold italics:
(PRESSURE FROM TRUMP)
- Threatened to replace DOJ leaders
- Pressured Pence to dismiss results
- Asked state officials to change final tallies
- Pushed alternate slates of electors
The US House of Representatives’ select committee gathers for the latest in a series of public hearings into the January 6 Capitol insurrection. The sixth round of hearings will examine phone calls and conversations among Donald Trump’s children and top aides linked to his attempt to overturn the result of the 2020 US presidential election January 6 hearing: former aide to Mark Meadows to testify – live January 6 committee focuses on phone calls among Trump’s children and aides, in the video streamed on June 28, 2022, “January 6 committee holds its sixth hearing -watch live“, below:
Video from Fox shows FBI agents seizing the cell phone of former Trump election attorney John Eastman as part of the Justice department’s investigation into the January 6 insurrection. Eastman says the warrant FBI agents used is “invalid on its face.” CNN’s Katelyn Polantz has more, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “Watch FBI seize ex-Trump election lawyer’s cell phone“, below:
The FBI seized the phone of former President Trump’s election attorney John Eastman. Former FBI Deputy Director and CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Andrew McCabe explains why federal agents took the extraordinary step of grabbing Eastman’s phone as he left a restaurant, in the video published on June 28, 2022, “Former FBI deputy director reacts to agents seizing Trump attroney’s phone“, below:
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper tells VICE News that former President Donald Trump is not “fit for office,” and shares his fears that Trump might have tried to use the military to interfere in the 2020 elections, in the video published on June 27, 2022, “Trump’s Defense Sec. Warns Public Not to Vote for Him Again“, below:
We need a leader or POTUS (President of the United States) who would unite the country rather than divide the country.
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