Hutchinson also alleged during her testimony that she was told that Trump lunged at a Secret Service agent, Bobby Engel, and tried to grab the steering wheel of the SUV taking him from his Jan. 6 rally speech to the White House. She said she’d heard he also demanded to be taken to the Capitol. However, Engel and the SUV driver responded to her claims saying they were prepared to testify under oath what Hutchinson described never happened. Trump also denied her allegations writing on TruthSocial, “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,” he added.
“As an American, I was disgusted. It was unpatriotic. It was un-American. We were watching the Capitol building get defaced over a lie.”-Cassidy Hutchinson on her reaction to former Pres. Trump’s tweet, amid the Jan. 6 violence, criticizing fmr. VP Mike Pence’s “courage.” pic.twitter.com/u5OPRCoJ18 — CBS News (@CBSNews) June 28, 2022
Trump characterized Hutchinson as a disgruntled former employee. “I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about her (a total phony and ‘leaker’), 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,” Trump wrote. “Why did she want to go with us if she felt we were so terrible? I understand that she was very upset and angry that I didn’t want her to go, or be a member of the team,” the former president alleged. “She is bad news!” text messages showed that in February Hutchinson had described having to appear before the Jan. 6 committee as “bs.” This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
President Trump’s response to Cassidy Hutchinson via Truth Social: pic.twitter.com/21qrg8TcBo— The First (@TheFirstonTV) June 28, 2022