'They're not here to hurt me': Hutchinson says Trump OK'd weapons at Jan. 6 rally

6/28/2022 8:52:00 PM

The former right hand to Trump's White House chief of staff gave investigators significant new details about the Capitol siege.

Cassidy Hutchinson said Mark Meadows told her things 'might get real, real bad' on Jan. 6. Here she is speaking at today's Jan. 6 hearing:

The former right hand to Trump's White House chief of staff gave investigators significant new details about the Capitol siege.

06/28/2022 01:47 PM EDT Link Copied Minutes before Donald Trump took the stage at an Ellipse rally on Jan.More News Videos Former Vice President Mike Pence will testify during Thursday's Jan.Cassidy Hutchinson, who served as a senior aide to onetime White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, will testify in the public event and is expected to be accompanied by a suite of lawyers and other guests, according to Punchbowl News.June 28, 2022 at 6:51 a.

6, 2021, he urged the Secret Service to remove security magnetometers to let in people with weapons because “they’re not here to hurt me,” a former top White House aide told the Jan.6 select committee on Tuesday.A new photo obtained exclusively by ABC News shows Pence and his family in hiding after rioters broke into the Capitol.Cassidy Hutchinson also testified to the panel about concerns raised by her former boss, then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, about 100 hours before a violent mob stormed the Capitol on the day Trump had marked to subvert the 2020 election.6 committee after replacing her lawyer who had ties to former President Donald Trump, CNN reported.“Things might get real, real bad,” Hutchinson recalled Meadows telling her on Jan." A spokesman for the panel declined to elaborate and Hutchinson's lawyer did not immediately respond to emails seeking comment.2, 2021.6, 2021, insurrection.

Hutchinson’s comments came at the outset of an explosive public hearing of the select committee focused on her insights into the machinations by Trump, Meadows and their allies in the runup to Jan.The nine-member committee's investigation has continued during the hearings, which started three weeks ago into the attack by Trump supporters.During the fifth public hearing on Thursday, the committee displayed a clip of Hutchinson's testimony in which she testified that six members of Congress pursued a pardon from Trump, claims that the named members mostly denied or diminished.6.Her knowledge, informed by being present in nearly every meeting involving Meadows during the post-election period, have quickly propelled Hutchinson into a prominent role for Capitol riot investigators.6 from British filmmaker Alex Holder.Hutchinson’s knowledge of the post-election campaign by Donald Trump loyalists to keep him in power for a second term he didn’t win — an awareness belied by her young age — already has proven highly valuable to the panel and helped it fill in details previously obscured by stonewalling.Capitol riot," per CNN.Her testimony, hastily announced by the committee the previous day, is expected to bring America inside the West Wing as Trump, Meadows, and their allies tried to reverse Joe Biden’s victory.MORE: 6 in 10 Americans say Trump should be charged for Jan.m.

“Almost all, if not all, meetings Mr.Trump had, I had insight on,” Hutchinson has told the committee.Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the panel's Democratic chairman, told reporters last week that the committee was in possession of the footage and needed more time to go through the hours of video.Brooks (AL), Biggs (AZ), Gaetz (FL), Gohmert (TX), Greene (GA) and Perry (PA) sought pardons.Capitol riot investigators have revealed significant portions of Hutchinson’s prior testimony in litigation and in previous hearings.Hutchinson was present, she told the committee, when then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone told Meadows and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani that a Trump-backed plan to appoint alternate presidential electors was legally unsound.6 joint session of Congress, when hundreds of the Republican's supporters violently pushed past police, broke into the building and interrupted the certification of Democrat Joe Biden's presidential election victory.She was there when Meadows convened members of the pro-Trump House Freedom Caucus to strategize about challenging the election results on Jan.twitter.

6, 2021.The panel has used live interviews, video testimony of its private witness interviews and footage of the attack to detail what it has learned.And she tracked Trump and Meadows’ movements on Jan.6 itself, providing detail about Trump’s whereabouts as chaos began to unfold at the Capitol.This included footage from filmmaker Alex Holder, who secured interviews with Trump and other top White House staff as well as footage of the events surrounding the riot, and a flood of tips in response to the public hearings.A person familiar with Hutchinson’s expected testimony said she was involved in logistical discussions about potentially moving Trump from his Ellipse rally on the morning of Jan.6 to the Capitol, where he had hoped to rally supporters until he was blocked by the Secret Service for security reasons.

Hutchinson was also backstage during the rally and witnessed conversations among senior staff."On July 16, 1973 an unannounced witness appeared: Alex Butterfield, who testified to Nixon’s secret taping system — forever changing history!".She told the committee about a stressed Meadows taking multiple calls during the rally from a secure vehicle; she remembered Trump’s chief of staff asking to connect with Rep.Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Giuliani.“I know that he was on several calls during the rally.And I went over to meet with him at one point, and he had just waved me away, which is out of the ordinary,” Hutchinson recalled.

She also told the committee she’d heard of Trump’s Jan.6 movements on a Secret Service radio channel that broadcast his location to West Wing aides.That channel helped her discern that Trump was in the Oval Office dining room after his rally speech on the Ellipse.The select committee has relied on Hutchinson, 26, and other West Wing aides to reconstruct Trump’s actions that day, particularly while the Capitol was under assault and the president took no discernible steps to stop the violence.Tuesday’s hearing is the panel’s sixth as it presents its findings to the public.

Investigators had rescheduled two hearings to mid-July focused on domestic extremism and Trump’s 187 minutes of inaction as his supporters ransacked the Capitol and threatened the lives of lawmakers and then-Vice President Mike Pence.It’s unclear if any other witnesses will join Hutchinson Tuesday afternoon.Documentary filmmaker Alex Holder, who had extensive access to the Trump family, met with investigators last Thursday morning after getting subpoenaed by the select panel for his recordings and testimony, which he provided.A Holder spokesman declined to comment on any possible role in Tuesday’s hearing.The select committee has focused its public hearings squarely on Trump.

Its first hearing laid out what the panel described as a seven-part effort by the former president to overturn the 2020 election.Subsequent hearings have focused on elements of the plot it’s seeking to portray: how the Justice Department and Trump campaign debunked false voter fraud claims even as the then-president kept repeating them; how Trump systematically pressured Pence to seek to overturn the election on Jan.6; how Trump leaned on state and local election officials to appoint alternative electors; and how Trump pressured his DOJ to legitimize the effort.Filed under:.

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Lier. Since when do we believe what someone says without actual evidence.

Jan. 6 hearing features Cassidy Hutchinson, key witness from Trump White House | Watch liveWATCH LIVE: The House panel investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection is holding a surprise hearing with a key witness from the Trump White House. Stream now on ABC7. Jan6Hearings But ignore the lunacy from the left, got it 👍

Former Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson expected to be witness for surprise Jan. 6 hearingThe identity of a witness who is expected to appear for the House Jan. 6 committee's hastily scheduled public hearing Tuesday has been revealed. MarkMeadows January6thCmte Will there be anybody from the opposing side questioning her or is this a continuation of the inquisition? MarkMeadows January6thCmte Hastily scheduled = they finally were able to bully a witness into saying what they wanted to hear. MarkMeadows January6thCmte No one cares their charade is over now get on to handling stuff that really matters to us.

Jan. 6 hearing live updates: Former Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson expected to testify at surprise hearingThe House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol announced an unexpected hearing to review recently obtained evidence related to former President Donald Trump and the insurrection.

Top Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson to testify at Jan. 6 hearingNEW: Cassidy Hutchinson, who served as a senior aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, is slated to testify Tuesday at a last-minute hearing scheduled by the Jan. 6 committee, three sources tell NBC News. When will Michael Stenger, Senate SAA on Jan 6, be testifying before the committee... Is this new bull crap NBC what about the sergeant of arms January 6th found dead this morning they're trying to trip up Trump to block him from running for president again it is so obvious ryanjreilly She was one of the five aides who went to MaraLago with him when he left WH, to set up his office. Maybe knows about the classified documents he stole?

Cassidy Hutchinson, a Mark Meadows aide, to testify at Tuesday's Jan. 6 panel hearingCassidy Hutchinson, the Mark Meadows aide who appeared in videotaped testimony before the Jan. 6 committee last week, is the panel's surprise witness today. We'll be broadcasting NPR's special coverage of the hearing, which starts today at 1 p.m.

Former Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson to testify at Jan. 6 hearing, sources sayFormer White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a top adviser to former President Donald Trump's chief of staff Mark Meadows, is expected to testify Tuesday before the Jan. 6 committee investigating the Capitol attack, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The committee announced on Monday that a newly scheduled hearing on Tuesday would 'present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony' -- but the committee did not say who that witness would be. Through her scheduled testimony, Hutchinson is expected to put a voice to many of the internal White House interactions involving the events of Jan. 6 that have been reported publicly, and offer significant insight into Meadows' actions and interactions with Trump on Jan. 6 and in the days before and after, sources said. Her testimony was all hearsay and bs! Source close to the Secret Service tells PierreTABC to expect the Secret Service to push back against any allegation of an assault against an agent or President Trump reaching for the steering wheel. She lost all credibility!