Trump tried to take wheel to join Capitol rally - aide

28/06/2022 21:51:00

Former US president Donald Trump tried to take the steering wheel from his Secret Service limousine driver in an attempt to join the crowd marching on the US Capitol last year, a top aide in his administration testified today.

Former US president Donald Trump tried to take the steering wheel from his Secret Service limousine driver in an attempt to join the crowd marching on the US Capitol last year, a top aide in his administration testified today.

Former US president Donald Trump tried to take the steering wheel from his Secret Service limousine driver in an attempt to join the crowd marching on the US Capitol last year, a top aide in his administration testified today.

Ms Hutchinson was giving evidence before the US committee probing the 6 January, 2021 attack on the Washington DC Capitol building."We're going to get charged with every crime imaginable if we make that happen," she recalled Mr Cipollone warning.

Ms Hutchinson had sought out Mr Meadows, she said, after a White House meeting involving Mr Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani."'It's going to be great. The president's going to be there. He's going to look powerful. He's going to be with the members. He's going to be with the senators. Talk to the chief about it. Talk to the chief about it. He knows about it.'"

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RTE News - enough said! Absolute tripe! A source close to the Secret Service has said both Bobby Engel, the lead agent, and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel. RTE and Democrats are liars.

ciaraphelan_ They just distracting you more with irrelevant shite.. A its ok Trump will only get a smack on the hand 😂SURE SWEETIE 🤪👍 Interpretation is everything. Was Trump perhaps trying to go to Capital to de-esculate crowd knowing that he was being undermined intentionally to look bad as warnings where given day before of potential breach & dismissed. All in the point of view taken.

Pmacgiollabhain Hahahahahaha 😂 Ahh now they must have steering wheels in the back seats in America... more lies Ah here that's some baloney right there😂😂😂 Rte persists with this fiction of an 'assault' on capitol hill and now we are informed that president Trump wanted to join them. Surely if he had of been there he would have wanted to led the charge up capital hill. But unfortunately for the fake news outlets he wasn't there.

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Wow RTÉ News Twitter really attracts the Irish Trump fanatics doesn't it This is rubbish worthy of leftist Hollywood. ciaraphelan_ What are they trying to divert attention away from now? We are watching a movie 🤣 Amazing brave lady. Without Trump what would the media do for news!!! Nothing is going to happen and this is a total waist of tax payers money

She is lying as the drivers cab is separate from the rear for security purposes Impossible apparently for anyone to have gotten to driver. Apparently he was in limo not Beast AND she applied for job with him on Florida 8 days later! Oh yes. Credible isn't it 🙂 Who cares? Diesel is 2.15. This time last year it was 1.31. The price of a barrel of oil is the exact same. Will you fcuking ask who is doing this and stop the obsession with american politics.

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Courageous testimony. She wasn’t there. This is a lie what a legend 🤣 Yep, Jake Tapper pushed Committee Member Jamie Raskin just now on CNN asking if there was a witness willing to corroborate the steering wheel story given she wasn't in the vehicle! Hearsay! 🤣 🤣 Yep, Jake Tapper pushed Jamie Raskin just now on CNN asking if there was a witness willing to corroborate the steering wheel story!

He’s a spanner this fellow 😂 SURE Yah he did

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Rte parrots for liberal US media This maga meltdown is hilarious 😂 And when you need to drag the masses back wheel out the old faithful 'Trump bad' narrative....pathetic 🙄 thats RTE tho How long are his arms? Seriously? But it raises an interesting philosophical question as to whether the Secret Service can or should kidnap (drive to safety) a sitting POTUS if they don’t agree with his instructions or commands to the contrary. Was he Commander in Chief or not?

Very interesting. He probably had putin beside him helping. Did ye ever wonder who the clients were of epstein and your one that got 20 years. Strange these lists are being kept quite ain't it He took the steering wheel of 💉warp speed ahead 🙄 How long are his arms? Seriously? He'll still bethe next president of the USA 🇺🇸 🙄

rte where did you hear that juicy load of shite, your really scraping the barrel now 🤣🤣🤣🤣 sure

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You had a 50/50 chance… Trump, Trump, Trump, Johnson, Johnson, Johnson RTE are more interested in foreign leaders than our own corrupt/inept government. We have plenty of scandals of our own. More Waterford Whispers fare from Ireland’s national broadcaster. This is 2.00 am pub talk rumour and hearsay . This complete nonsense is not working for the Democrats with a reported 1,000,000 voters registering for the Republican Party transferring from mostly from the Democrat party and some independents. .

Seriously, the national TV station is becoming the joke of the century The criminal witch-hunt is becoming more incredulous by the day. Who cares? Yes that definitely happened RTE 😂

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'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.' So hearsay. Based Mainstream media. 🤣🤣🤣 enemyOfThePeople So what.

Mr Trump got into his car after addressing a rally near the White House, Cassidy Hutchinson told a congressional panel.Expand EY is a multinational accounting firm headquartered in London, England By Stefania Palma and Michael O’Dwyer Tue Jun 28 2022 - 16:14 Big Four auditing firm EY has agreed to a record $100 million (€95 million) settlement with the US securities regulator to resolve claims that dozens of its employees cheated on an ethics exam and that it misled investigators.Expand Padraig Harrington smiles after winning the US Senior Open Championship at Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.A delighted Pádraig Harrington holding the US Senior Cup.

He was told he couldn't be with his supporters who were gathering ahead of the protest at the Capitol that turned into a deadly insurrection. "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. “This action involves breaches of trust by gatekeepers within the gatekeeper entrusted to audit many of our nation’s public companies,” said Gurbir Grewal, director of the SEC’s enforcement division, in a statement. Ms Hutchinson was giving evidence before the US committee probing the 6 January, 2021 attack on the Washington DC Capitol building. “I think that adds more than if you could turn around and win a different senior major. 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.” The investigation is continuing, and an SEC official said the regulator could also bring cases against individuals. White House counsel Pat Cipollone had voiced legal concerns about Mr Trump marching to the Capitol alongside his supporters, Ms Hutchinson said. “I think it’s special for me to win this one just because I’ve never won a USGA (United States Golf Association) event,” said a victorious Harrington.

"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.” The 50-year-old started the day at Saucon Valley Country Club’s Old Course five shots ahead and went on to card a one-over par 72, leaving himself in a good position to become the third-straight champion on debut at the tournament. In some of the most explosive testimony from the hearings so far, Ms Hutchinson said Donald Trump and some of his top lieutenants were aware of the possibility of violence ahead of the attack - contradicting claims that the assault was spontaneous and had nothing to do with the administration. She said she recalled her boss saying four days before the insurrection:"Things might get real, real bad on 6 January. Its response to “this unacceptable past behaviour has been thorough, extensive, and effective”, the auditor said, adding that it would continue taking steps including disciplinary action and training to “strengthen” commitments to “compliance, ethics, and integrity”." Ms Hutchinson had sought out Mr Meadows, she said, after a White House meeting involving Mr Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. As well as becoming the first player from Ireland to hoist the Francis D Ouimet Memorial Trophy aloft, Harrington joined Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Lee Trevino and Jack Nicklaus as the only multiple victors in The Open to also win the US Senior Open. As they were heading to Mr Giuliani's car, he asked her if she was"excited" for January 6, she testified. The fine was announced during a week of upheaval at EY. Exclusive NZ - IRE Rugby Analysis Get Murray Kinsella's match analysis and Garry Doyle's updates from New Zealand exclusive to members Become a Member The42 is on Instagram! Tap the button below on your phone to follow us! Follow us: the42.

When she asked what was happening on that day, Ms Hutchinson testified that Mr Giuliani"responded something to the effect of, 'We're going to the Capitol,'" she said. "'It's going to be great. She will be replaced by Julie Boland, who won a partner election in February. The president's going to be there. He's going to look powerful. On the previous day, however, EY received a tip that an employee had shared answers to a CPA ethics exam, but it did not modify its SEC submission even after launching an internal investigation, confirming instances of cheating and discussing the matter among senior management and lawyers. He's going to be with the members.

He's going to be with the senators. According to the SEC order, 91 EY employees requested, used or shared answers with colleagues after the US chair and managing partner sent a note to US staff in 2019 warning against cheating in light of the KPMG case. Talk to the chief about it. 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. He knows about it.'" She told Mark Meadows what Mr Giuliani had said, she testified. One will review policy on ethics and integrity, while the other will have access to privileged information that has not been available to the SEC, as well as powers to enforce employment actions and other remedies, as they probe EY’s submissions to regulators.

"He didn't look up from his phone and said something to the effect of, 'There's a lot going on, Cass, but I don't know. Things might get real, real bad on January 6,'" Ms Hutchinson told the hearing. The SEC has filed five cases against the auditor since 2014. "When hearing Rudy's take .. 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..

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. Ms Hutchinson told the committee that she heard the names of far right groups the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys discussed in the White House as the date approached. 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. Police transmissions played at the hearing showed that others outside the rally had firearms including AR-15 semi-automatic rifles. 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.

She was also in contact with officials in the battleground state of Georgia, where President Trump infamously pressured officials to"find" enough votes to overcome Joe Biden's victory margin in a phone call that is the subject of a criminal probe. It was Ms Hutchinson, according to CNN, who told the select committee that Donald Trump voiced approval for the"hang Mike Pence" chants from rioters at the Capitol - an allegation that was among the many eye-popping claims to come out of the opening hearing on 9 June last. Mr Meadows himself has refused to testify before the panel since handing over thousands of text messages and other documents in the early stages of the investigation. The House of Representatives held Mr Meadows in contempt in December but the Justice Department decided not to charge him. Testimony at the committee's five prior hearings has shown how the Republican former President riled thousands of supporters with false claims that he lost the 2020 election to Democrat Joe Biden because of massive voter fraud.

The committee had said last week it would only reconvene publicly in July but announced a change of plans yesterday, a mere 24 hours before the start of today's hearing. Donald Trump, who is publicly flirting with another White House run in 2024, denies wrongdoing and accuses the committee of engaging in a political witch hunt. He has levelled harsh criticism particularly at Representative Liz Cheney, one of just two Republicans on the nine-member committee. A Reuters/Ipsos poll early this month suggested that about two-thirds of US Republicans believed Mr Trump's false election fraud claims. The committee, sometime next month, is expected to hold one or two hearings on possible coordination of the 6 January attack by right-wing extremist groups.

During the assault on the Capitol, thousands of Donald Trump supporters smashed windows, fought with police and sent lawmakers, including vice president, Mike Pence, fleeing for their lives. Four people died the day of the attack, one fatally shot by police and the others of natural causes. More than 100 police officers were injured, and one died the next day. Four officers later died by suicide .