Cassidy Hutchinson Spills To J6 Committee, UGH
Cassidy Hutchinson Spills To J6 Committee, UGH
The J6 Committee gaveled a hastily called hearing to show us what they learned from a very important witness. A witness with such stunning information that we had to hear it before the hapless group of Nancy Pelosi bobbleheads could go forward with their July hearings. Cassidy Hutchinson delivered on the “stunning information”. It was gossip so unbelievable, it was unbelievable. Cassidy Hutchinson is the Forrest Gump of the Trump Administration. She was everywhere and everyone told her everything. Pardon me if I scoff.
Cassidy Hutchinson is a 26 year old, 2019 college graduate. While a college student, Hutchinson served internships for Representative Steve Scalise, Senator Ted Cruz and the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. After graduation, she was hired as a special assistant to the President and was assigned to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. At 26 years old, that is pretty high speed, low drag.
Despite only having worked in the Trump Administration for 22 months, Hutchinson was a trusted confidante and staff relied on her to keep things running smoothly and Trump out of trouble. Again, I scoff. I scoff because her answer to the first question by Liz (Ugh) Cheney contained at least four times, when relaying conversations with people, she said that they said, “something to the effect of”. “Something to the effect of” can mean a lot of things. Something to the effect of it was raining. Was it drizzling? Was it a soft Spring rain? Was it a steady rain? Did you only feel a drop and assumed it was raining? Every conversation she had involved, “something to the effect of”.
Despite the fact that we had heard that Trump offered Nancy Pelosi Guard Troops, Cassidy Hutchinson claims that Trump ignored warnings of possible violence. From the Washington Post:
She said White House Deputy Chief of Staff Anthony Ornato reported the morning of Jan. 6 — around 10 or 10:15 a.m. — that people had “knives, guns in the form of pistols and rifles, bear spray, body armor, spears and flagpoles,” with people “fastening spears on to the ends of flagpoles.” She said Ornato informed Meadows of this. She also said Ornato told her that he had informed Trump himself of it.
Rather than worrying about that, she said, Trump actually wanted people attending his rally not to have to go through magnetometers. She said he said he was worried about how large the crowd was — a long-standing preoccupation of Trump. The former president said he wasn’t worried about weapons because these were “my people,” Hutchinson testified.
Crucially, Hutchinson also testified that Trump was unconcerned about sending such people toward the Capitol — something he would ultimately do.
She said she heard Trump say something to the effect of: “I don’t f—ing care that they have weapons; they’re not here to hurt me. Take the f—ing mags away. Let my people in. They can march the Capitol from here. Let the people in. Take the f—ing mags away.”
(“Mags” apparently refers to magnetometers.)
There’s that “something to the effect of” again.
Hutchinson is super important. More from the WaPo article:
Hutchinson also testified that, when the march began, people knew what it could mean. She also said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) called her angrily and said, “You told me this whole week you weren’t coming up here. Why did you lie to me? … Don’t come up here.”
Even Gawker.com had problems with the ketchup portion of today’s show:
Most importantly, she said that in December 2020, Trump was so angry in the aftermath of Attorney General Bill Barr telling the Associated Press that there was no evidence of voter fraud after the election that the President whipped the tablecloth off of his dining table and threw his lunch around the room, getting ketchup simply everywhere.
Hutchinson stated under oath that she got a towel and tried to clean “to help the valet out.”
Do we believe her about the ketchup? A young Trump Republican, who at present is wearing a crisp white blazer? We’ll have to watch and see.
I got problems with the whole story. I scoff.
Okay, so this next story prompts me to ask, is the Presidential Beast Mobile the size of a Honda Civic? From Yahoo News:
Tony proceeded to tell me that when the president got in the Beast, he was under the impression from Mr. Meadows that the off-the-record movement to the Capitol was still possible and likely to happen, but that Bobby had more information. So once the president had gotten into the vehicle with Bobby, he thought that they were going up to the Capitol. And when Bobby had relayed to him, we’re not, we don’t have the assets to do it, it’s not secure, we’re going back to the West Wing, the President had very strong– a very angry response to that. Tony described him as being irate.
The President said something to the effect of, I’m the effing president. Take me up to the Capitol now. To which Bobby responded, sir, we have to go back to the West Wing. The president reached up towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel. Mr. Engel grabbed his arm, said, sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We’re going back to the West Wing. We’re not going to the Capitol.
Mr. Trump then used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby Engel. And Mr.– when Mr. Ornado had recounted this story to me, he had motioned towards his clavicles.
Watch her tell the story with the little smiles:
The President can reach the steering wheel from where he sits in The Beast? I ain’t buying this pile of hippo manure.
A CNN media analyst waxed poetic over Cassidy Hutchinson:
Cassidy Hutchinson's words pulsed with the power and electricity of history and truth. Talk about speaking truth to power. Shame on all those who were also there on Jan. 6 and have refused to share what they saw and heard with the committee and American people.
— David Zurawik (@davidzurawik) June 28, 2022
NBC actually committed an act of journalism and shot down the Beast story:
🚨 A source close to the Secret Service tells me both Bobby Engel, the lead agent, and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 28, 2022
Liz Cheney better come up with a better storyline and actor for her next installment of the J6 Committee Hearings. Maybe someone with gravity and a believable story. This was ugh.
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