Trump tried to grab wheel of presidential car to join crowd on march to US Capitol, committee told

28/06/2022 23:16:00

Aide says former president was told crowd on January 6th was armed but did not care

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Trump tried to grab wheel of presidential car to join crowd on march to US Capitol, committee told

Aide says former president was told crowd on January 6th was armed but did not care

The former White House aide said Donald Trump had wanted metal detectors removed from the site of the rally. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/GettyByMartin WallTue Jun 28 2022 - 21:15Former US president Donald Trump was so anxious to join his supporters at Capitol Hill on the day of the riots on January 6th last year, he lunged at the wheel of his vehicle and put his hand on the throat of his protection officer, a former White House aide has testified.

Cassidy Hutchinson told a congressional committee on Tuesday that Mr Trump had been informed that some of those in the crowd on January 6th were armed before he went to address them at a rally.She said Mr Trump did not care. She said Mr Trump had wanted metal detectors — known colloquially as “mags” — removed from the site of the rally. She said he was angry the size of the crowd was being diminished because some would not go through the detectors as they were carrying weapons.

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Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty By Martin Wall Tue Jun 28 2022 - 21:15 Former US president Donald Trump was so anxious to join his supporters at Capitol Hill on the day of the riots on January 6th last year, he lunged at the wheel of his vehicle and put his hand on the throat of his protection officer, a former White House aide has testified. Cassidy Hutchinson told a congressional committee on Tuesday that Mr Trump had been informed that some of those in the crowd on January 6th were armed before he went to address them at a rally. "I'm the effing president, take me up to the Capitol now," Mr Trump said, according to Cassidy Hutchinson, who said the story was relayed to her by another White House official. She said Mr Trump did not care. “It’s simply outrageous that the very professionals responsible for catching cheating by clients cheated on ethics exams of all things. She said Mr Trump had wanted metal detectors — known colloquially as “mags” — removed from the site of the rally. She has been an executive assistant to then President Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows and was a central figure in the White House around the period of the insurrection last year. She said he was angry the size of the crowd was being diminished because some would not go through the detectors as they were carrying weapons. It adds something that I never had in my career.

Ms Hutchinson said she was in the vicinity of a conversation where she overheard the president say something to the effect of: “You know, I don’t f***ing care that they have weapons. "We're going to get charged with every crime imaginable if we make that happen," she recalled Mr Cipollone warning. A “significant” number of employees also failed to report the violations, the agency said. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f***ing mags away. She said she recalled her boss saying four days before the insurrection:"Things might get real, real bad on 6 January. Let my people in. The unprecedented penalty comes as EY weighs plans to split its audit and advisory practices globally, a move that would liberate consultants from liability for future regulatory fines and legal awards for misconduct or negligence by the firm’s auditors. They can march to the Capitol from here. As they were heading to Mr Giuliani's car, he asked her if she was"excited" for January 6, she testified. Australian qualifier Mark Hensby, who has no status on any professional tour, finished third six strokes behind Harrington.

Let the people in. Take the f***ing mags away. "'It's going to be great. She will be replaced by Julie Boland, who won a partner election in February.’” Ms Hutchinson was a key aide for the former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. She said Mr Meadows had said of Mr Trump as his supporters attacked the Capitol on January 6th: “He doesn’t want to do anything,” She said that as Trump supporters were chanting “hang Mike Pence” while they attacked the Capitol building, Mr Meadows told a top White House lawyer that the former president thought “Mike deserves it” and that the rioters had not done anything wrong. He's going to look powerful. She said Anthony Ornato, former White House chief of operations, warned Mr Meadows on January 6th that the crowd had knives, guns, bear spray, body armour, spears and flagpoles. EY said nothing to the SEC or the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board for almost nine months, according to an SEC official, which was a contributing factor to the regulator’s decision to seek a record penalty.

She said Mr Meadows did not look up from his phone, but asked Mr Ornato whether he had informed the president. He's going to be with the senators. Mr Ornato said he had, she said. Ms Hutchinson said White House counsel Pat Cipollone had serious legal concerns about Mr Trump marching to the Capitol on January 6th after his rally. Talk to the chief about it. “This action should serve as a clear message that the SEC will not tolerate integrity failures by independent auditors who choose the easier wrong over the harder right. She said Mr Cipollone had told her: “We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable.” Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.'" She told Mark Meadows what Mr Giuliani had said, she testified.

(Stefani Reynolds/Getty) Ms Hutchinson gave evidence that Mr Trump had wanted to join his supporters in marching to the Capitol where Congress was scheduled to certify that Joe Biden had won the 2020 presidential election. The order handed down on Tuesday is EY’s latest regulatory run-in. She said Mr Ornato had told her that when the president departed in his motorcade from his rally on January 6th, he believed he was going to the Capitol. Things might get real, real bad on January 6,'" Ms Hutchinson told the hearing. She said when Mr Trump learned this was not happening, he became very angry. She said Mr Trump had said: “I’m the f***ing president; take me up to the Capitol now.. Earlier this year, KPMG’s former US head of audit was fined $100,000 and censured by the country’s accounting watchdog for failing to supervise colleagues who received advance warning on audits the regulator planned to scrutinise.” She said he tried to grab the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle and when the leader of his secret service detail intervened, he put his other hand on the agent’s throat.

Ms Hutchinson also gave evidence that Mr Trump was furious when his former attorney general Bill Barr had given an interview saying there was no fraud in the election. and then Mark's response, that was the first moment that I remember feeling scared and nervous for what could happen on January 6," she added. She said a White House valet had told her Mr Trump had thrown his lunch against the wall. She said she noticed there was ketchup dripping down the wall of the White House presidential dining room and there was a shattered plate on the floor. Vice chair Liz Cheney said the committee had obtained police reports that people at the Trump rally had knives, Tasers, pepper spray and blunt objects that could be used as weapons. Ms Hutchinson also said Mr Meadows had sought a presidential pardon from Mr Trump before he left office. The vice-chairwoman of the congressional committee investigating the January 6th attack, Republican Liz Cheney, alleged that Trump allies had been intimidating witnesses as they prepared to give evidence. Ms Hutchinson has already been the source of several blockbuster revelations, appearing in videotaped depositions at two previous hearings and memorably naming a group of House Republicans who sought pardons from Trump following the violence.

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