Enraged Trump tried to hijack his own limo to drive to Capitol riots

29/06/2022 8:59:00 AM

A senior White House aide has given stunning testimony that the then president tried to grab the steering wheel when the Secret Service refused to drive him to the Capitol.

A former White House official gave stunning testimony that Donald Trump endorsed violence to overthrow the US election and tried to grab the wheel of his limo after the Secret Service refused to drive him to the Capitol.

A senior White House aide has given stunning testimony that the then president tried to grab the steering wheel when the Secret Service refused to drive him to the Capitol.

Ms Hutchinson delivered a steady stream of blockbuster testimony to the House committee investigatingAP– but White House counsel Pat Cipollone urged him not to join the crowd.Advertisement“I said, ‘I wasn’t lying to you, sir, we are not going to the Capitol,’ ” she recalled. “And he said, ‘He just said it on stage, Cassidy. Figure it out, do not come here.’ ”

Ms Hutchinson quoted Mr Meadows as saying Mr Trump “thinks Mike deserves it”.“As an American I was disgusted,” Ms Hutchinson told the committee, reacting to Mr Trump’s tweet about Mr Pence. “It was unpatriotic, it was un-American, and you were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie.”

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By ‘stunning’ testimony you mean unbelievable Go look up a photo of the presidential limousine. Then explain how a man in his 70s, in the back of that car was going to ‘grab the wheel’ I’m happy for you to ignore the presence of a couple of Secret Service agents if it’ll help Always trump was not he seemed to be has a DARK side , MORE please?

Enraged Trump tried to hijack his own limo to drive to Capitol riotsA former White House official gave stunning testimony that Donald Trump endorsed violence to overthrow the US election and tried to grab the wheel of his limo after the Secret Service refused to drive him to the Capitol. Thought about this? You reckon there is an air gap between the back and front of an armoured presidential limo?

Trump tried to grab car’s steering wheel to go to Capitol Hill, former aide testifies – videoWhen the agent refused Trump took matters into his own hands and tried to grab the wheel and 'lunged' onto the secret service agent. Man, women, camera, TV, gun, riot, lynching, genius. Man, women, camera, TV, gun, riot, lynching, genius. Man, women, camera, TV, gun, riot, lynching, genius. Man, women, camera, TV, gun, riot, lynching, genius. Man, women, camera, TV, gun, riot, lynching, genius. The good old communist Guardian FAKE NEWS !!!

Furious Trump fought Secret Service to join armed mob: aideDonald Trump was well aware of the potential for violence on January 6 as he tried to subvert the 2020 election and even wrestled with his Secret Service, a former White House aide has testified to Congress. Thank heavens it was an aborted coup. Come on, surely you can do better. Your headline should be Trump knowingly and actively paved the way for violent insurrection.

Furious Trump fought Secret Service to join armed mob: aideA former aide testified that Trump tried to wrestle the steering wheel from his security guard after being told he couldn’t join the march on the Capitol. Riiight....?! 🙄🤣

‘Extraordinarily credible’: Former Trump chief of staff backs January 6 testimonyDonald Trump's former chief of staff has declared Cassidy Hutchinson was “absolutely well known” to the then-president after the “extraordinarily credible” ex-staffer made bombshell accusations at the January 6 Capitol Riot hearings. LOL Tiny hands Really! She wasn’t there. How could this even be called testimony?

‘He thinks Mike deserves it’: Trump said rioters were right to call for vice-president’s deathTrump aides wanted to be ‘doing something more’ to stop the riot, Cassidy Hutchinson told January 6 committee Why is a guy who pressured elected officials to ‘find votes’ still running around free? He is a would-be autocrat, how could he ever be allowed to run again?

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Ms Hutchinson delivered a steady stream of blockbuster testimony to the House committee investigating . Cassidy Hutchinson testifies at the House of Congress hearing into the riots to overthrow the US election. Hutchinson said Trump and White House staff were discussing a possible trip by Trump to the Capitol -- including perhaps to the House chamber where the Electoral College votes were being counted -- but White House Counsel Pat Cipollone urged Trump not to join the crowd. AP Ms Hutchinson said the then president and White House staff were discussing a possible trip by Mr Trump to the Capitol – including perhaps to the House chamber where the Electoral College votes were being counted – but White House counsel Pat Cipollone urged him not to join the crowd.. “We’re going to be charged with every crime imaginable” if Mr Trump accompanied rally goers to the Capitol, she said Mr Cipollone told her, citing the crimes of obstructing justice and defrauding the Electoral Count Act. Trump, however, was “irate” after his speech when he got into his presidential vehicle, Hutchinson relayed. Mr Trump, however, was “irate” after his speech when he got into his presidential vehicle, Ms Hutchinson relayed. In another explosive hearing into last year’s riot, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows, said the then president knew his supporters had weapons and body armour when he asked them to march to the Capitol building.

Advertisement He told his security detail he was the “effing president” and wanted to go, then tried to grab the steering wheel. Robert Engel, the head of Trump’s Secret Service detail, grabbed the president’s arm and Trump used his free hand to lunge at Engel’s neck, she said she was told by Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato. Robert Engel, the head of Mr Trump’s Secret Service detail, grabbed the president’s arm, and he used his free hand to lunge at Mr Engel’s neck, she said she was told by then deputy chief of staff, Anthony Ornato. Ms Hutchinson said House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy had also called her, angrily complaining that Mr Trump had said he was marching to the Capitol. “I said, ‘I wasn’t lying to you, sir, we are not going to the Capitol,’” she recalled. “I said, ‘I wasn’t lying to you, sir, we are not going to the Capitol,’ ” she recalled. “And he said, ‘He just said it on stage, Cassidy.’” Hutchinson also testified that Trump demanded that his supporters be able to move around freely even though he knew they were armed, objecting to the presence of magnometers to detect weapons.” After the rally, Hutchinson testified, Trump was in the presidential car and tried to wrestle the steering wheel from his security guard, Bobby Engel – and then even lunged at Engel’s collarbone – after being informed they would be returning to the West Wing instead of heading to the Capitol, where Biden’s victory was going to be certified.

Figure it out, do not come here.’ ” ‘As an American I was disgusted’ As his supporters laid siege to Congress, both Mr Trump and his chief of staff, Mark Meadows, appeared unconcerned about cries in the crowd to “hang Mike Pence!” The president tweeted during the attack that outgoing vice president Pence did not have the “courage” to object to Joe Biden’s victory as he presided over the joint session of Congress that day. They’re not here to hurt me. Ms Hutchinson quoted Mr Meadows as saying Mr Trump “thinks Mike deserves it”. Advertisement And as for the rioters, Mr Meadows said “he doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong”. Let my people in. “As an American I was disgusted,” Ms Hutchinson told the committee, reacting to Mr Trump’s tweet about Mr Pence. Mr Engel grabbed his arm and said: ‘Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel, we’re going to back the West Wing; we’re not going to the Capitol’.

“It was unpatriotic, it was un-American, and you were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie. Let the people in.” Trump supporters try to break through a police barrier during the January 6 riots. AP “I still struggle to work through the emotions of that,” she added.’” As rioters stormed the Capitol, chanting “Hang Mike Pence,” Trump endorsed the violence. Ms Hutchinson quoted Mr Trump as directing his staff, in profane terms, to take away the metal detecting magnetometers that he thought would slow down supporters who had gathered in Washington. In videotaped testimony played before the committee, she recalled the former president saying words to the effect of: “I don’t f----in’ care that they have weapons. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong. Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows has provided some of his phone records to the committee investigating the US Capitol riots.

They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f---in’ mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here.” Advertisement Before they left the Ellipse, where Mr Trump had addressed the crowd between the White House and the Washington Monument, she said she received an angry call from Mr McCarthy, who had just heard the president say he was coming to the Capitol. Loading Later, when she asked Meadows what Giuliani meant, Meadows replied that “things might get real, real bad” on January 6.

“Don’t come up here,” Mr McCarthy told her, before hanging up. Trump flung his food against wall In the days before the attack, Ms Hutchinson said she was “scared, and nervous for what could happen” after conversations with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Mr Meadows and others. Mr Meadows told Ms Hutchinson that “things might get real, real bad”, she said. But she described him as unconcerned as security officials told him about the people at Mr Trump’s rally who had been caught with weapons – including people wearing armour and carrying automatic firearms. Advertisement Mr Giuliani told her it was going to be “a great day” and “we’re going to the Capitol”. The story of Trump lunging at Engel was relayed to Hutchinson by another White House aide, Tony Ornato, with Engel in the room at the time.

As a White House insider, she told stories of a raging president who was unable to acknowledge his defeat. At the beginning of December 2020, Ms Hutchinson said, she heard noise inside the White House around the time an Associated Press article was published in which then attorney-general William Barr said the Justice Department had not found evidence of voter fraud that could have affected the election outcome. She said she entered a room and noticed tomato sauce dripping down a wall and broken porcelain. The president, it turned out, had thrown his lunch at the wall in disgust over the article, and she was urged to steer clear of him. Bloomberg and AP .” This was the sixth public hearing by the committee so far.