Trump blasts Cassidy Hutchinson’s ‘BS’ committee claim

Former President Donald Trump once again ripped Cassidy Hutchinson for his testimony last week before the House Select Committee on Jan. 6, referencing a report that Hutchinson previously called the “BS” proceeding.

“Lyin’ Cassidy Hutchinson, who Fake Media refuses to properly reveal, recently called the Jan. 6 Screening Committee ‘BS’ Gee, which was not reported by LameStream!” Asset job Monday on his Truth Social page.

The 45th president was referring a report on Sunday’s daily calls which alleged that on Feb. 1, Hutchinson — a former senior aide to Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows — sought help from the American Conservative Union’s First Amendment Fund after being subpoenaed by the panel.

“Hey (redacted)! It’s Cassidy Hutchinson. Kind of a random question, but do you still work for the Schlapp’s [sic] at the ACU? the first text supposedly from Hutchinson reads.

Donald Trump shared his rant on TRUTH Social.

The recipient, whom the outlet identified only as a “conservative activist”, replied “Hi, yes!”

« Do you know a POC First Amendment Fund [point of contact] Could I reach out my hand? a second text Hutchinson read. “I was subpoenaed in early November, but the committee waited to serve me until last week…”

“I had to accept the service because the American Marshalls [sic] came to my apartment last Wednesday, but did not contact the Committee,” read a third. “I’m just on a tight schedule and just trying to figure out what my options are to deal with this bs.”

Cassidy Hutchinson testified before the January 6 Committee last week.
Cassidy Hutchinson testified before the January 6 Committee last week.
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Shortly after Hutchinson’s testimony on June 28, ACU President Matt Schlapp wrote on Twitter that she had asked for help – and added that he was “pleased” that the organization didn’t help her.

“Ms. Hutchinson approached @CPAC for help through our First Amendment Fund which has helped J6 political victims defend themselves,” Schlapp said. wrote. “I’m glad we didn’t witness his performance today. Passing on the WH hallway gossip as fact does not constitute first-person testimony.

Since her testimony, Hutchinson has been at the center of Trump’s ire as he tries to discredit her allegations and attack her character.

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Trump spent several days trying to refute Hutchinson’s claims.
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“The woman lives in a fantasy land,” he said of the former senior assistant in an interview with Newsmax last week.

“She’s a social climber, if you call it social,” Trump continued. “I think it’s just a shame that this is happening to this country, and we don’t have any Republicans up there to challenge it.”

In several Truth Social posts, the former president also accused Hutchinson of lying to Congress.

Hutchinson speaks with committee vice chair Liz Cheney on June 28.
Hutchinson speaks with committee vice chair Liz Cheney on June 28.
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“Social climber Hutchinson lied about my attack on our great Secret Service, lied about her writing the White House memo, lied about my throwing food at a wall in the Oval Office and lied about wanting to be around “people with guns” during my “Go Peacefully and Patriotically” speech (isn’t that crazy?), yet no guns were was found in the Capitol,” Trump wrote on June 30. “These and other lies were made UNDER OATH. What is the Justice Department going to do about this? Do we have a two-tier justice system?

Hutchinson’s testimony included several jaw-dropping revelations about Trump’s actions on January 6, 2021, including that he tried to grab the steering wheel of the SUV he was being driven in and rushed at the Secret Service agent. Robert “Bobby” Engel when he was told he couldn’t join his supporters on Capitol Hill.

Sources close to the Secret Service disputed the allegation to several media outlets.

She also revealed the 45th President knew some in the crowd at his ‘Stop the Steal’ rally before the Capitol riot were armed with guns – but told Secret Service agents to remove detectors from metals to increase the size of the mob.

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Hutchinson alleged that Trump knew that some protesters at the “Stop the Steal” rally were armed.
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Additionally, Hutchinson claimed that after Attorney General Bill Barr publicly disputed Trump’s voter fraud allegations in December 2020, Trump threw a plate of food at a wall in the West Wing Dining Room – dripping ketchup.

While Trump has repeatedly criticized Hutchinson, he has also continued his attacks on the committee itself, calling their investigation a “witch hunt.”

“How can I be guilty of a crime when I am the one who wanted to stop the so-called ‘crime’ by strongly recommending over 10,000 soldiers in DC, and therefore around the Capitol, for this recommendation to be rejected by Pelosi and the Mayor of DC, who are in charge of Capitol security? There would have been no ‘January 6th’ if they had followed my recommendation,” he posted Monday. “The screening committee refuses to even mention this totally conclusive and conclusive fact. WITCH HUNT!”

Trump’s claim that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected his recommendation to have 10,000 troops in Washington on January 6 has been repeatedly denied, as revealed by the former spokesperson for the Pentagon, John Kirby. Washington Post in December that the MoD had “no record of any such order given”.

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