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Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchison testified Tuesday that former President Trump and his former chief of staff Mark Meadows both knew Jan. 6, 2021 rallygoers had weapons.
Hutchison, Meadow’s former top aide, was a “surprise” appearance for the House committee. She claimed Trump was frustrated that attendees with weapons were turned away.
The Beast driver is separated from the passengers for security pic.twitter.com/bwlIs1UjRC— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 28, 2022
“I was in the vicinity of a conversation where I overheard the president say something to the effect of, ‘I don’t f-ing care that they have weapons. They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f-ing mags away,’” Hutchinson said.
Hutchison said Trump tried to go to the Capitol after getting into the Beast and being told he was headed to the West Wing.
She claimed Trump attacked a Secret Service agent and tried to grab the wheel of the presidential limo.
Cassidy Hutchinson testifies that she was told that as then-President Donald Trump was being driven back to the White House after the Jan. 6 rally that he demanded to be taken to the Capitol and tried to grab the steering wheel from a Secret Service agent. https://t.co/JefVhEsY0b pic.twitter.com/uUyQcnSlLG— The Associated Press (@AP) June 28, 2022
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) echoed Hutchison’s comments.
“President Trump was aware that a number of the individuals in the crowd had weapons and were wearing body armor. And here’s what President Trump instructed the crowd to do,” Cheney said, introducing a clip of Trump telling the crowd to go to the Capitol.
Trump: “I don’t effing care that they have weapons, they’re not here to hurt me. Take the effing mags away. Let my people in, they can march to the Capitol from here. Let the people in, take the effing mags away.”— Bloomberg (@business) June 28, 2022
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