Trump White House Aide Drops Bombshell Testimony About January 6

For most American citizens, January 6, 2021 will be remembered in infamy. A group of Donald Trump supporters stormed the nation's Capitol and broke into the building in an attempt to prevent Joe Biden's presidential victory from being certified (via the BBC). Trump's passionate followers — who had heard the then-president speak just moments before near the White House — thought they would be able to keep him in office if they put a stop to the certification.

During Trump's final speech, he stated, "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard," but there was nothing peaceful about it. It was an insurrection.

In the aftermath of the violent attack, a bipartisan committee was assembled to review the events of the insurrection (per NPR). The January 6th committee is currently taking testimony from those involved with the Trump administration who may have known about the events that unfolded on that winter afternoon. Recently, a former White House aide gave a shocking account of the event in front of the panel. 

A former White House aide offered expository information on the stand

Some of the January 6th committee's key resources in their public hearings have come from former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. He gave the committee over 2,000 text messages that show conversations between the former chief of staff and Donald Trump supporters in government, including Marjorie Taylor Green and Fox News hosts such as Laura Ingraham (via CNN). The evidence he has submitted has been very telling.

One of Meadows' former aides, Cassidy Hutchinson, testified on June 28 and dropped some major bombs (via NBC News). She recounted that while Trump was prevented from going to the Capitol during the riots, he attempted to grab the steering wheel of the vehicle he was in and lunged at a Secret Service agent to try to make his way to the event.

That wasn't all that Hutchinson alleges the former president did on that day. She claims that Trump had no concerns about his supporters carrying weapons when storming the Capitol, and has insisted that she had grown scared and worried about the events as they unfolded.

As a result of the violent insurrection, four people in the crowd died on January 6. In the following days, five police officers who were trying to protect the Capitol also died, due to both sustained injuries and suicide. By July 2021, an additional two police officers died by suicide, as detailed by The New York Times

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Hutchinson further detailed Trump's behavior as the events unfolded

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows' high-ranking aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, shared the information she knew regarding former president Donald Trump's behavior during the January 6 Capitol riot in front of Congress. According to CNN, Hutchinson was with Meadows constantly, with close access to the president.

Hutchinson detailed Trump's previously unknown behavior during the insurrection — one of the key points taken from her testimony was the fact that the former president was seemingly fine with the rioters bringing weapons. Hutchinson recalled hearing Trump say, "I don't f***ing care if they have weapons. They're not here to hurt me," (via TMZ).

On the day in question, Trump spoke to his crowd of followers while some were already at the Capitol building. Hutchinson shared that he continued his outburst, telling his limo driver, "I'm the f***ing president! Take me up to the Capitol now."

The former aide added that Trump, lawyer Rudy Guiliani, and former chief of Staff Mark Meadows were aware that the situation among Trump supporters might escalate days before January 6 occurred. As early as January 2, Hutchinson recalled being told by Meadows, "Things might get real, real bad on January 6" (via YouTube).

Trump was quick to weigh in on her testimony

Unsurprisngly, former president Donald Trump could not resist commenting on Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony. While he is still banned from Twitter, Trump took to his own social media platform, Truth Social, to sound off about the lofty allegations made against him (via TMZ).

"I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about her (a total phony and 'leaker')," Trump wrote for his Truth Social followers to read. "And when she requested to go with certain others of the team to Florida after my having served a full term in office, I personally turned her request down."

He didn't leave his followers with that. He continued, "Her fake story that I tried to grab the steering wheel of the White House limousine in order to steer it to the Capitol Building is 'sick' and fraudulent, very much like the Unselect Committee itself — Wouldn't even have been possible to do such a ridiculous thing," (via the Daily Mail).

Trump also made claims that Hutchinson had changed both her lawyers and her story before taking the stand on Tuesday, June 28.