The lie hasn’t disappeared: January 6 committee chair says Trump’s election threat continues
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Cassidy Hutchinson’s chief aide, testified before the committee investigating the January 6 attacks at the Capitol.
She told the commission that the president said, “I don’t care if they have guns,” when his supporters were warned they were heavily armed in the moments before he encouraged them to march into the Capitol.
Once the president finished speaking to crowds of supporters on January 6, he was reportedly “furious” that his security staff did not want him to make an unplanned visit to the Capitol, so much so that he tried to grab the wheel of the presidential limousine and allegedly attacked one Secret Service agents.
In the end, according to Hutchinson’s testimony, when rioters encroached on the Capitol, the president carelessly said Vice President Mike Pence “deserves” to have extremists chant that he should be executed for refusing to overturn the 2020 election.
The former president attacked the testimony, claiming that he barely knew the “sick” Ms. Hutchinson.
ICYMI: Cassidy Hutchinson: Who is the former Meadows aide testifying before the January 6 panel?
The star witness at the last-minute House hearing on Tuesday Jan. 6 was not a high-profile Trump confidant like former White House counsel Pat Cipollone or former Vice President Mike Pence.
Instead, it was Cassidy Hutchinson who ended the Trump administration as a special assistant to the president appointed as then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
over here Andrew FeinbergLook at the sudden star witness.
Josh MarcusJune 29 2022 04:15
Another shocking (sorry) turn at the Steering Wheelgate
One strange story from the January 6 hearing is that Donald Trump sped at the wheel of a presidential limousine when he was upset that his staff wouldn’t take him to the Capitol.
The Secret Service said it was cooperating with the committee to look into what happened.
However, Bobby Engel, the main Secret Service agent protecting Donald Trump, as well as the presidential limousine driver, are ready to testify that such an incident never happened, According to NBC News.
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 03:15
Monica Lewinsky trolling Trump after the January 6 hearing
Monica Lewinsky mocked Donald Trump on Tuesday, mocking the former president after a former aide testified that Trump tried to grab the wheel of a presidential limousine on Jan. 6 when his staff refused to drive him to the Capitol.
Mrs. Lewinsky, no stranger to a high-level hearing herself, using First Guy skipping his girlfriend to another woman’s meme to make her point was…well, you can try to work it out.
Somewhat old? Probably. A strange code but oddly appropriate for our crude and repetitive policies on the Internet? definitely.
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 02:30
Marjorie Taylor Green and the GOP try and fail to punch holes in Cassidy Hutchinson’s shocking January 6 testimony.
A handful of Republicans publicly responded with disdain on Tuesday after Cassidy Hutchinson’s explosive testimony at a surprise Jan. 6 committee hearing.
But as the hearing ended, it was clear that many – including Donald Trump himself – were reeling from the latest findings.
Ms. Hutchinson is part of a long list of Republicans whose testimony the January 6 committee has decided to feature; The growing chorus of both Trump-linked voices and those of other Republicans from across the country have deepened the counter-narrative pushed by the GOP leadership on Capitol Hill that described the hearings as a partisan hunt for witches.
On Tuesday, she made a series of shocking statements about the behavior of both Donald Trump and Mark Meadows, her direct boss in the Trump White House where she served as a liaison between the West Wing and Capitol Hill, a situation that makes her familiar. Faced with many Republican lawmakers.
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 02:00
Former Representative Ken Starr said today’s hearing is a “smoke pistol” in the Trump election crimes case
Former Representative Ken Starr, the attorney general who launched the investigation that eventually led to Bill Clinton’s impeachment over the Monica Lewinsky scandal, said today’s January 6 hearings are the “credit gun” that could bring down Donald Trump.
“There is no doubt that this establishes the existence of a prima facie case regarding his criminal conviction on seditious conspiracy charges,” Starr former Representative Sol Wisenberg told Peter Becker of The New York Times.
Here’s more about what the sedition charges mean.
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 00:45
The US Secret Service is ready to respond to ‘new allegations’ after testimony that Trump grabbed the steering wheel
The U.S. Secret Service offered the agency’s cooperation with a House select committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol after testimony from a former White House aide alleging that Donald Trump rushed a driver inside a presidential car and demanded he be moved to the Capitol. .
On June 28, the House Select Committee to investigate the events surrounding the pro-Trump mob assault heard from Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to then White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
In her testimony, she alleged that Tony Ornato, the then White House deputy chief of staff, told her that Secret Service agent Robert Engel repeatedly told Mr. Trump on his way back to the White House after his speech at the rally that it was not safe. Go to the Capitol.
Then the former president allegedly told him “I’m the right president” and “take me to the Capitol now” as he reached out to the wheel. Mr. Engel then allegedly grabbed his arm, and Mr. Trump used his other hand to reach his neck, according to Ms Hutchinson.
Follow the breaking news here.
Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 00:25
Former White House aide publishes fateful text from Melania Trump refusing to pacify Capitol rioters
A former White House aide has published a text message allegedly sent by US President Donald Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, in which she rejected a call by rioters at the US Capitol to stop all violence.
Stephanie Grisham, a longtime Trump loyalist who served as the former president’s press secretary and Mrs. Trump’s chief of staff, resigned within hours of texting exchanges on Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to rescind his election. beats.
“Want to tweet that peaceful protests are every American’s right, but there is no place for chaos and violence?” Mrs. Gresham allegedly asked the first lady.
The answer was “No”.
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Josh MarcusJune 29, 2022 00:10
Just when you thought Trump’s conspiracy to cancel the election couldn’t get more shocking, it does
Just when you thought Donald Trump’s plot to overturn the 2020 election couldn’t get more shocking, it is. It is now clear why the January 6 commission felt compelled to hold this surprise hearing. To come back from vacation with a new hearing and only 24 hours notice that we were on to something big. But even with all the hype, I’m not sure anyone was prepared for what we heard today. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former special aide to Mark Meadows, directly implicated Trump in the violence at the Capitol on January 6 and revealed some of Trump’s personally unleashed violence against a Secret Service agent.
In explosive testimony, Cassidy Hutchinson revealed that Trump had been briefed on intelligence reports about possible violence on January 6 and planned to gather anyway. Trump learned that his supporters were armed with guns and body armor and directed them to the Capitol anyway. Trump violently assaulted his Secret Service agent in an attempt to go to the Capitol by himself. Trump said Mike Pence deserved to be executed. Trump learned that the Capitol was under siege and was still sending out a tweet attacking Pence. Trump was reluctant to do anything to stop the violence. And after it was over, Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows asked for pardon.
Read more from Ahmed BabaInsight column in today’s session.
Josh MarcusJune 28, 2022 23:52
WATCH: Rudy Giuliani and Marc Meadows Want Presidential Pardon After January 6, Commission Said
Several prominent Trump allies called for the preemptive pardon during the January 6 crisis, according to testimony.
The January 6 committee has already heard how Congressmen Matt Gates, Moe Brooks and Louie Gommert allegedly asked for pardon, and today Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White House aide, has added a few more names to the latter.
The commission said Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows were “wanted for a presidential pardon” after January 6
Josh MarcusJune 28, 2022 23:30
House Republicans Committee Walkthroughs of January 6 Session: “Was This Their Star Watch?”
House Republicans seem unfazed by today’s January 6 hearing.
“Was this their star witness? Well,” the account of members of the House Judiciary Committee tweeted on Tuesday, along with a crying laugh emoji.
Josh MarcusJune 28, 2022 23:15