Jan. 6 select House committee witness Cassidy Hutchinson asked for financial and legal help before testifying in June, according to multiple senior Trump officials.
The Daily Caller obtained emails she sent in February after she was subpoenaed by the anti-Trump committee.
Hutchinson, who was introduced as a “surprise witness” and hyped by the mainstream media, asked the Trump officials for contacts with fundraising organizations.
“I’ve had difficulty securing a legal team, and was hoping you may be able to put me in contact with any fundraising organizations and/or attorneys that are involved in this process,” Hutchinson wrote in the email.
“My aunt and uncle applied to refinance their house to loosen up some money since I don’t have much immediate family, but they weren’t approved,” Hutchinson added in another email.
The Daily Caller spoke to multiple senior Trump officials, noting that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows would not answer Hutchinson’s calls.
“Cassidy Hutchinson reached out to various people in Trump world asking for both financial assistance and help finding a lawyer. She told us she was in significant financial distress, had no family that could help, and couldn’t even afford food. She also told us Mark Meadows wouldn’t return her calls. To our knowledge, she spoke with multiple lawyers and chose Stefan Passantino to represent her,” a person with first-hand knowledge told the Caller.
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