The star witness of a surprise hearing of the house January 6th committee.
Cassidy Hutchinson an aide to the former Trump White House Chief Of Staff described how the Trump White House was warned January 6th could end in violence and the chaos around the West Wing that day.
Karin Caifa reports.
Former trump white house aide Cassidy Hutchinson had unique west wing access, during the leadup to January 6th, 2021 as a constant presence alongside former chief of staff mark meadows.
“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 Sixth.”
Her bombshell testimony Tuesday the focus of the sixth public hearing of the House Committee investigating the capitol insurrection saying the Trump White House was aware of the potential for violence on January 6th
And that former President Donald Trump knew some of the crowd at his January 6th rally was armed but wanted metal detectors at security checkpoints removed to boost crowd size.
“Something to the effect of take the f-ing mags away. They’re not here to hurt me. Let them in. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol after the rally’s over. They can march from the Ellipse. Take the f-ing mags away. Then they can march to the Capitol.”
Recalling how Trump set off a scramble with his own demand to march she relayed an account by other aides of an alleged physical altercation with secret service, when he was told, he could not.
“The president said something to the effect of, “I’m the f’ing president, take me up to the Capitol now.” To which Bobby responded, “Sir, we have to go back to the West Wing.” The president reached up toward the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel.”
Hutchinson also testified trump defended the rioters who chanted for the hanging of Vice President Mike Pence.
Before Tuesday, Hutchinson also a former intern to Congressional Republicans Steve Scalise and Ted Cruz gave several hours of closed door testimony.