The star witness for the Jan. 6 Committee investigation, Cassidy Hutchinson, is being called into question for several inconsistencies in her testimony before the committee.
According to Breitbart News, Hutchinson made some wild claims which do not hold up to the true version of events. Hutchinson testified before the Jan. 6 committee that former President Donald Trump’s White House Counsel Pat Cipollone told her to tell Chief of Staff Mark Meadows that Trump should not go to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Hutchinson testified before the committee that Cipollone said, “We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable,” if Trump went to the Capitol.
However, Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec reported that Cipollone was not at the White House on the morning of Jan. 6. Posobiec’s claim was backed by NBC’s Chief White House Correspondent, Peter Alexander, who said Engel was prepared to testify under oath that “Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.”
🚨 A source close to the Secret Service tells me both Bobby Engel, the lead agent, and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 28, 2022
The committee’s final report also mentioned that while Hutchinson said she believed Cipollone made the statement. She also said she may have heard it from a different lawyer.
Hutchinson also testified that she heard deputy chief of staff Tony Ornato say that he heard U.S. Secret Service agent Robert Engel claim that President Trump had tried to grab the wheel of his car to force it to drive to the Capitol.
According to reports, Ornato and Engel were prepared to go on the records to dispute Hutchinson’s claim. The claim is also bizarre as it is not only hearsay but hearsay upon hearsay.
Another moment that calls Hutchinson’s credibility and the committee’s impartiality into question was when she briefly hugged Rep. Liz Cheney(R-WI) after giving her testimony.
The Jan. 6 committee released its final report after conducting an investigation into the events that led to the Capitol protests. The committee recommends that Congress bars Trump from ever holding office again and makes four criminal referrals of the former President to the Department of Justice.