Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, released a new statement Wednesday, provided exclusively to DailyExpertNews, standing by her blockbuster blockbuster, revealed in a hearing with the House’s select committee that 6 Jan is investigating, in light of some opposition to her testimony.
“Mrs. Hutchinson stands by all testimony she gave under oath yesterday to the Jan. 6 Select Committee to Investigation the Attack on the United States Capitol,” Hutchinson’s counsel Jody Hunt and William Jordan said in the statement.
Hutchinson testified for nearly two hours Tuesday and made recorded statements ahead of the hearing, where she vividly described her experience at the White House near Meadows and then-President Donald Trump during the days leading up to and including the Capitol Hill uprising. Hutchinson described how Trump and Meadows were repeatedly warned about the possibility of violence, including from armed individuals, during the meeting prior to and on the day of the attack.
While Secret Service officials and close to Trump have not disputed the general characterization of Hutchinson’s testimony, some refute specific claims and descriptions.
Contrary to Hutchinson’s testimony, the limited denials were not made under oath.
Hutchinson testified that she was told that when Trump was informed by security that he would not be going to the Capitol on January 6, 2021, he jumped to the front of his vehicle and tried to turn the steering wheel with one hand while using the other hand. . to “lunge” at Robert Engel, the Secret Service agent in charge that day. Hutchinson testified that she had been told this story by Tony Ornato, then White House deputy chief of staff, and that Engel had been present when the story was told.
After the hearing, a Secret Service official familiar with the matter told DailyExpertNews that Ornato denies telling Hutchinson that the former president grabbed the wheel or an agent clicked on his detail.
Ornato is known to have a strong relationship with Trump and his team, as he was granted an unusual waiver to suspend his time with the US Secret Service to serve as Trump’s White House deputy chief of staff.
Engel had previously testified before the committee and described interactions with Trump on Jan. 6, including the former president’s desire to travel to the Capitol, but Engel was not asked about an altercation or sexual assault, the official said.
The Secret Service through the Department of Homeland Security Office of Legislative Affairs informed the commission on Tuesday afternoon that it will make the involved agents available to testify under oath, the official said, and that the agents are willing to say under oath that the incident Hutchinson described, did not take place.
This story was updated on Wednesday with additional developments.