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代表. 莉兹切尼说她“绝对自信”’ 卡西迪哈钦森在审查中的可信度

代表. Liz Cheney Says She's 'Absolutely Confident' in Cassidy Hutchinson's Credibility amid Scrutiny

共和党众议员. 莉兹·切尼 is defending former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson amid scrutiny over her powerful testimony about the actions of former President 唐纳德·特朗普 在 1 月. 6, 2021.

在一个 面试This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Cheney, who is a member of the committee, told co-anchor Jonathan Karl that she trusts the testimony given by the 26-year-old during the Jan. 6 committee hearing Tuesday. “I am absolutely confident in her credibility,” Cheney said, “I’m confident in her testimony.

此外, Cheney said Hutchinson’s appearance before the panelwas an unbelievable example of bravery and of courage and of patriotism in the face of real pressure.

The committee is not going to stand by and watch her character be assassinated by anonymous sources and by men who are claiming executive privilege,” Cheney affirmed.

In a speech at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Cheney doubled-down on her appreciation for Hutchinson’s testimony, saying that it showed little girls across Americawhat it really means to love this country.

Her superiors, men many years older, a number of them are hiding behind executive privilege, anonymity, and intimidation,” 她告诉人群, to much applause.

Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is sworn-in as she testifies during the sixth hearing by the House Select Committee on the January 6th insurrection in the Cannon House Office Building on June 28, 2022 在华盛顿, 直流电. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence for almost a year related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. 国会大厦, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden.

Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is sworn-in as she testifies during the sixth hearing by the House Select Committee on the January 6th insurrection in the Cannon House Office Building on June 28, 2022 在华盛顿, 直流电. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence for almost a year related to the January 6 attack at the U.S. 国会大厦, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of former President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building during an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for President Joe Biden.
Cassidy Hutchinson
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Hutchinson, a former top aide to former President 唐纳德·特朗普‘s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, testified Tuesday that shortly after his fiery speech to supporters on Jan. 6 — in which he called on the crowd tomarchto the Capitol and said he would go with them — Trump got inside a presidential vehicle to leave the area.

While he had expressed an interest in traveling to the Capitol, his security was against the idea. So Trump, Hutchinson testified under oath, took matters into his own hands, allegedly reaching for the steering wheel with one hand andreaching for the clavicleof his lead Secret Service agent with another.

Hutchinson’s testimony offered a number of striking new revelations, including that those close to the president hadexpressed concern that it could spiral out of controlin the days prior to the rally.

But it didn’t deter Trump or his allies, Hutchinson alleged.

Even the morning of Jan. 6 — as Trump and his allies gathered at the Ellipse so he could give a fiery speech to his supporters — Hutchinson said the former president was told that many of the attendees had weapons and could not get closer to the stage due to magnetometers being used to protect those in the administration.

王牌, 她说, did not care.

唐纳德·特朗普, Cassidy Hutchinson

唐纳德·特朗普, Cassidy Hutchinson
唐纳德·特朗普, Cassidy Hutchinson
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In a text message exchange between she and Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato and shared to the committee, she described Trump as “F—— furiousdue to the crowd size —because he wanted the arena to be maxed out at capacity,” 她说.

Hutchinson further testified that she overhead Trump say, “I don’t f—— care that they have weapons. They aren’t here to hurt me…Take the f—— [magnetometers] away.

In his speech that day, Trump — against the advice of White House Counsel, Hutchinson testified — used phrases likefighttelling the group: “We’re going to march to the Capitol,” and saying that that he would march with them.

While she said she did not know what Trump planned to do once he got to the Capitol, she said those close to him were engaged indiscussions about him having another speech outside the Capitol,” 和 “discussions about him going into the House Chamber at one point.

The Secret Service, 哈钦森说, “scrambledto come up with a way to take Trump to the Capitol, but ultimately determined it would be too dangerous.

Following the rally, Hutchinson said she went back to the White House, where she was greeted by Ornato, who gestured for her to go inside his office.

That’s where she saw Robert Engel, the head of Secret Service for Trump that day.

Did you f—– hear what happened in The Beast?” Ornato asked her.

她继续: “Tony proceeded to tell me that when the president got in The Beast, he was under the impression that he could still go to the Capitol,” 她说, 添加: “When Bobby relayed, ‘We are notit’s not secure,’ the president had a very strong, very angry response to thatTony described him as being irate.

According to Hutchinson, Engel said that Trump yelled, “I’m the f—— president, take me up to the Capitol now,” to which Engel responded, “Sir, we have to go back to the West Wing.

The president then reached up to grab at the steering wheel,” Hutchinson recalled Engel saying.

When Engel grabbed Trump’s arm to tell him not to take over the steering wheel, Hutchinson said Trump then grabbed at Engel’sclavicle,” gesturing to her own throat to demonstrate what she had been told.

WASHINGTON, DC - 六月 28: A video of former President Trump's motorcade leaving the January 6th rally on the Ellipse is displayed as Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies during the sixth hearing held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2022 in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington直流电DC. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence related to the January 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol for almost a year, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, 直流电 – 六月 28: A video of former President Trump’s motorcade leaving the January 6th rally on the Ellipse is displayed as Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies during the sixth hearing held by the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2022 in the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, 直流电. The bipartisan committee, which has been gathering evidence related to the January 6, 2021 attack at the U.S. Capitol for almost a year, is presenting its findings in a series of televised hearings. On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Donald Trump attacked the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to disrupt a congressional vote to confirm the electoral college win for Joe Biden. (Photo by Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images)
Video of then-President Trump leaving his Jan. 6, 2021 rally in a Secret Service SUV is shown at a June 28, 2022 hearing of the House select committee investigating the 2021 攻击美国. Capitol by Trump supporters.
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Others who testified to the committee — including Nick Luna and Max Miller — backed up Hutchinson’s assertion that Trump had expressed interest in potentially marching or driving down to the Capitol.

Elsewhere in her testimony, Hutchinson offered other insights into Trump’s temper, telling the committee that she once walked in to a room in the White House to see a valet cleaning upketchup dripping down the wall and a porcelain plate shattered on the ground.The valet told her, 她作证, that Trump was angry at an interview Attorney General Bill Barr gave to the Associated Press. Trump hadthrown his lunch against the wall,” 她说.

And it wasn’t the only time he did that, 她补充说, telling the committee the former president was known toflip tablecloths to let all the contents of the table go off.

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While Trump himself didn’t go the Capitol that day, his supporters did, ultimately overtaking security, beating security guards and breaching the building, forcing the evacuation of lawmakers including Vice President 迈克·彭斯.

When Hutchinson finally relayed to Meadows that the crowd had turned violent, she testified that his response was one witha lack of reaction.

I remember him saying, ‘All right’ … something to the effect of, ‘How much longer does the president have left in his speech?'”