That’s according to Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to Trump’s former chief of staff, Mark Meadows, in testimony before the Capitol Storming Inquiry, which is being held on Tuesday. an audition that was not originally scheduled.
fucking] President. Take me to the capitol”,”text”:”I’m the screwed up [fucking] President. Take me to the Capitol”}}”>I’m the screwed up [fucking] President. Take me to the capitolMr. Trump reportedly said as he took the wheel, according to the facts told to Ms. Hutchinson in the minutes following this event by Mr. Meadows’ deputy, Anthony Ornato.
The story was told to Ms Hutchinson by Mr Ornato at the White House, in the presence of the president’s security chief, Robert Engel, who had been taken to task. The latter, who had refused to follow the president’s order, did not rectify the facts reported by Mr. Ornato, letting them believe in their authenticity.
Reporting Anthony Ornato’s remarks, Ms. Hutchinson also said that Donald Trump would have used his other hand to contain Mr. Engel, placing it near his throat while he grabbed the wheel of the limousine.
Sir, you have to take your hand off the wheel, we’re going home at the White House, the policeman would have replied.
The Republican president wanted to go to Capitol Hill after addressing supporters outside the White House as the presidential results, which he lost to Democrat Joe Biden, were about to be certified in end of a process chaired by its former vice-president, Mike Pence.
We will fight like devils. And if you don’t fight like hell, you won’t have a country! he then launched to his followers. The latter then stormed the Capitol in front of overwhelmed police who could not contain the crowd.
Aware of the presence of armed people
While a security official warned that some protesters had guns or spears at the end of flags, Mark Meadows
hardly reacted and kept looking at her phone, Cassidy Hutchinson said.
According to Ms Hutchinson, Mr Trump was fully aware that some of his supporters were armed. Before giving his speech, he had complained that the crowd that had come to hear him was too thin and he had been told that people were refusing to enter the makeshift enclosure so as not to have to get rid of their weapons. on fire, as required.
I don’t fucking care] if they have guns. They’re not here to hurt me”,”text”:”I don’t give a fuck [I don’t fucking care] if they have guns. They are not here to hurt me”}}”>I don’t give a fuck [I don’t fucking care] if they have guns. They’re not here to hurt me, the president said before addressing the crowd, according to Ms Hutchinson. Mr Trump wanted security relaxed so people could approach his rostrum, even if they were armed.
fucking) metal detectors. Let my followers in (my people). They can walk to the Capitol from here”,”text”:”They won’t hurt me. Take out the fucking metal detectors. Let in my supporters (my people). They can walk to the Capitol from here”}}”>They won’t hurt me. Remove the damn (fucking) metal detectors. Let my followers in (my people). They can walk to the capitol from herewould have launched Donald Trump, according to his words.
This young woman, who worked just steps from the Oval Office, portrayed a president struggling in anger to stay in power, even advocating the use of violence and refusing to condemn the rioters.
As his furious supporters made their way to the seat of the US Congress, the former president and his chief of staff didn’t seem to mind the shouting at
hang mike penceshe described.
She quoted her former superior to the effect that Mr. Trump
thinks Mike deserves it and moreover, with regard to the rioters, that the president
don’t think they are doing anything wrong.
According to Donald Trump,
the only person who did wrong that day was Mike Pence by not supporting himshe told the committee.
Ms. Hutchinson also reported that White House lawyer Pat Cipollone wanted at all costs to prevent President Trump from heading to the Capitol.January. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen. That would be a terrible idea.”,”text”:”We’re going to be accused of every crime you can imagine, he told her on January 3. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen. That would be a terrible idea.”}}”>We are going to be accused of every crime imaginable, he told her on January 3. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen. It would be a terrible idea.
Moreover, he is not the only one to have warned her, before the events, of the dangers incurred. Ms Hutchinson said her boss Mark Meadows told her thatJanuary”,”text”:”things could get very, very bad on January 6th”}}”>things could get very, very bad on January 6.
When violence erupted on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump’s chief of staff
hardly reactedsaid Ms. Hutchinson.
Shortly after the first protesters entered the Capitol, she said, attorney Pat Cipollone rushed to Mr. Meadows’ office to demand an emergency meeting with the president.
The chief of staff would then have replied that the president did not want to intervene. The counselor replied:fucking) hands”,”text”:”Mark, something has to be done or people will die and the blood will be on your fucking (fucking) hands”}}”>Mark, something has to be done or people will die and the blood will be on your damn (fucking) handsaccording to Ms. Hutchinson.
Instead, President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, told him days before the Capitol storming:
We will go to the Capitol. It will be great. The president will be there. He will look powerfulshe said.
January”,”text”:”To my recollection, this was the first time I was scared and nervous about what might happen on January 6th”}}”>To my recollection, this is the first time I’ve ever been scared and nervous about what might happen on January 6th.said Ms. Hutchinson.
She also informed the Board of Inquiry that Mark Meadows and Rudy Giuliani had expressed interest in obtaining presidential pardons for their involvement in the January 6 events.
An extensive investigation
For nearly a year, the commission of inquiry into the assault on the Capitol has heard more than 1,000 witnesses, including two children of the former president, and combed through 140,000 documents to shed light on the specific facts and actions of Donald Trump before, during and after this event that shook American democracy.
The nine elected members who are part of it – seven Democrats and two Republicans rejected by their party – have been unfolding since mid-June, during public hearings, a story placing Donald Trump and his entourage at the heart of a
Supporting videos and testimonials, they meticulously detail the pressure exerted from all sides by the billionaire to stay in power, until the assault on the Capitol by his supporters on January 6, 2021.
The Republican, who openly flirts with the idea of running for president in 2024, vehemently denounces the work of the commission, castigating in turn a
parody of justice and an
It’s twisted and wrong, just like all of the commission’s workhe lambasted on his social network Truth Social.
His party, which he still holds with an iron fist, has already promised to bury the conclusions of this commission if he were to take the reins of the House of Representatives in the mid-term legislative elections, in November.