Key Portions Of ‘Bombshell’ January 6 Testimony About Trump Under Heavy Scrutiny

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Two Secret Service agents, according to multiple news outlets, are willing to testify under oath that “bombshell” testimony before the January 6 committee involving former President Donald Trump never happened. 

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson appeared before the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot Tuesday and delivered some shocking testimony – including allegations that Trump was so desperate to go to the Capitol that he lunged for the steering wheel of the vehicle known as ‘The Beast.’

Hutchinson, who worked for Trump’s then-chief of staff Mark Meadows, claimed that the former President, upon being told by the head of his Secret Service detail, Bobby Engel, that they were going to the White House rather than the Capitol, became irate.

“The president said something to the effect of, ‘I’m the f’ing president. Take me up to the Capitol now,” she claimed.

Hutchinson claimed that she was told this tale by White House aide Tony Ornato. 

“The president reached up towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel,” she continued. “Mr. Engel grabbed his arm and 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 toward Bobby Engel,” added Hutchinson.

After breathlessly reporting Hutchinson’s second-hand account as real, multiple media outlets would begin reporting that the Secret Service agents who were actually there deny the account and are willing to testify.

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Agents Willing to Testify That Trump Limo Story Didn’t Happen

The allegation that Trump tried to physically overpower his Secret Service limo driver sounds absurd on its face. First off, Hutchinson was delivering hearsay – relaying a story from Engel as delivered by Ornato.

And to believe the incident took place as described, you’d have to believe Trump was either sitting in the passenger seat of ‘The Beast’ or not know what the vehicle looks like.

But the media, desperate to believe anything and everything coming out of the January 6 committee, ran with it and ran with it hard. Stories and clips about the lunge at the limo driver were popping up everywhere on social media yesterday afternoon.

And the pundits were announcing to the world that this was the worst political scandal in the history of American presidential politics. Take Dan Rather of fake news fame, for example.

The problem being, that Hutchinson’s story went up in flames spectacularly within hours.

Several media outlets not exactly friendly to Trump’s cause began reporting that the agents involved in the alleged incident were willing to testify that it didn’t happen.

Engel, the lead agent, along with the presidential limo driver, according to NBC News chief White House correspondent Peter Alexander, are willing to “testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.”

Ornato, for his part, denied ever telling Hutchinson the story of Trump and the limo in the first place. And, according to CNN reporter Gabby Orr, is also “prepared to testify that neither incident occurred.”

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More Testimony Questioned

Anti-Trump media and pundits almost immediately shifted the goalposts by suggesting there were other damaging portions of Hutchinson’s testimony.

But the biggest damage was to the credibility of the January 6 committee as another portion of her statements are also now in dispute.

Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) displayed a handwritten note during the hearing which Hutchinson testified she wrote after Meadows handed her a note card and pen to take his dictation.

But ABC News is reporting that former Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann had already told the committee that the handwriting was his, not Hutchinson’s.

“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.

And yet, the media kept trying to force-feed the ‘bombshell’ testimony to anybody that was gullible enough to listen.

Needless to say, left-wing figures went hog wild with the questionable testimony:

Hutchinson’s legal representation challenged those disputing her account to testify before the committee, something they have expressed a willingness to do.

Should that happen, things would get mighty interesting.

The testimony put forth by their star witness in a hastily called public hearing that they thought was a bombshell has been, on at least two fronts, refuted by others and, in the one case, by the very witnesses who Hutchinson claims told her about them.

Aside from the Trump limo story, the January 6 committee has struggled with legitimacy due to a series of provable falsehoods in their narrative.

Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) was caught ‘doctoring‘ a text message he submitted as evidence at a hearing back in December.

The committee was forced to admit it had been altered.

One of the committee’s pet conspiracy theories – that a GOP lawmaker conducted a ‘reconnaissance tour’ prior to the January 6 riot at the Capitol – went up in smoke when the Capitol police issued a letter saying nothing of the sort happened.

We “do not consider any of the activities we observed to be suspicious,” wrote Capitol Police Chief J. Thomas Manger.

Another member of the House select committee, Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), has also been caught multiple times spreading misinformation in the form of fake quotes and a poorly photoshopped tweet hoping nobody would notice.

From what I’m seeing, the committee has no credibility. Their witnesses have no credibility. And their narrative and conclusions are little more than manipulated fiction to draw attention to themselves and aid Democrats in the midterm elections.

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