On June 27, 2022, CNN was aghast with breaking news that the 1/6 Commission announced that they would have an impromptu hearing but wouldn’t disclose who was testifying.
The “star” witness was Cassidy Hutchinson who was a top aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. Just hours after her public testimony the statements she made were being debunked as fake news.
The damage was so bad that the day after she testified the new talking point was to ignore what she said and focus on Trump.
“This obsessive focus over whether Trump got physical when he wasn’t allowed to go to the Capitol misses the point of Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony. No one’s disputing that he was irate and demanded to go. And her other testimony is much more damning,” Vice News chief political reporter said in a comment that was reposted by CNN’s Jim Acosta.
This obsessive focus over whether Trump got physical when he wasn’t allowed to go to the Capitol misses the point of Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony.
No one’s disputing that he was irate and demanded to go.
And her other testimony is much more damning.https://t.co/EcJrgm8Ipk
— Cameron Joseph (@cam_joseph) June 29, 2022
As the days go on multiple portions of Hutchinson’s testimony have been discredited.
Multiple news sources have reported that Secret Service agents are ready to testify that at no time did then-President Trump ever try to assault a Secret Service agent and take over a vehicle to drive to the Capitol.
Another ABC News report found that a letter Rep. Liz Cheney used to support Hutchinson’s testimony was also very fake news.
From ABC News:
At Tuesday’s Jan. 6 committee hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney displayed a handwritten note which Hutchinson testified she wrote after Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows handed her a note card and pen to take his dictation.
Sources familiar with the matter said that Herschmann had previously told the committee that he had penned the note.
“The handwritten note that Cassidy Hutchinson testified was written by her was in fact written by Eric Herschmann on January 6, 2021,” a spokesperson for Herschmann told ABC News Tuesday evening.
“All sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have and will confirm that it was written by Mr. Herschmann,” the spokesperson said.
Oh, and there’s more…
Hutchinson claimed that she spoke with White House Counsel Pat Cipollone the morning of 1/6 telling requesting that she tell Chief of Staff Mark Meadows not to allow President Trump to go to the Capitol that day.
Hutchinson testified that Cipollone said, “We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable,” if Trump went to the Capitol.
There’s just one problem…According to reports Cipollone wasn’t in the building at the time Hutchinson said the discussion took place.
So what does Rep. Adam Schiff have to say about all this?
On the evening after the hearing, Schiff appeared on CNN and was asked about the growing discrepancies in Hutchinson’s testimony.
All he said was “I can’t comment on other testimony before the Committee.”
That tells you everything you need to know.