Ex-White House employee: Trump wanted to join the riots in the Capitol

Ex-White House employee: Trump wanted to join the riots in the Capitol

Ex-White House employee: Trump wanted to join the riots in the Capitol

Cassidy Hutchinson   Ex-White House employee: Trump wanted to join the riots in the Capitol According to Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to the White House chief of staff, the ex-president tried to get into the Congress building, which was attacked by his supporters. Trump calls these claims «stupid fabrications»

On January 6, 2021, the day Donald Trump's supporters attacked the Capitol, the then US President was about to personally drive his limousine after security officials refused to take the head of state to the Capitol. This came to light on Tuesday, according to a former aide to the Trump administration, who testified today at a House Select Committee hearing.

According to Cassidy Hutchinson, Trump brushed aside fears that some of his supporters who took part in the rally outside the White House, where the president gave a speech, were armed with semi-automatic rifles.

“They are not here to tell me harm, ”is exactly what Trump said on the morning of January 6, addressing the US Secret Service, according to Hutchinson.

Trump was arguing with Secret Service agents who insisted he return to the White House rather than join his supporters storming the Capitol, where congressmen were about to certify Joe Biden's victory in the presidential election, Hutchinson said during the hearing.< /p>

“I'm the president, damn it. Take me to the Capitol now,” Hutchinson continued, quoting what she said was an angry Trump. She claims that Trump, who was sitting in the back seat of the presidential car, tried to grab the steering wheel.

Hutchinson testified as part of the sixth day of hearings before the House Select Committee investigating the events of January 6, 2021.

Donald Trump denied the statements of his former subordinate.

“Fake story that I tried to grab the steering wheel of a limousine to steer it towards the Capitol Building – idiotic hoax,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social.

Dozens of courts, election officials, and Trump administration audits have dismissed his allegations of fraud, including exotic stories about an Italian security company and ballot forgery carried out with the help of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.

After about After two hours of testimony, Congresswoman Liz Cheney presented possible evidence of evidence tampering and obstruction of justice by the ex-president.

Hutchinson spoke of panicking White House officials who feared the possibility that Trump would join his supporters in attacking the Capitol. They feared that Trump and his underlings could face criminal charges.

Hutchinson told the committee that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and Trump's former lawyer Rudy Giuliani had asked Trump for clemency.