While Trump allies accused her of presenting "hearsay" and Trump denied some of the allegations, Hutchinson gave a detailed recollection of her interactions. She said that Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel at the time, warned against allowing Trump to travel to the Capitol that day, saying he would be charged with everything from obstruction to fraud.
The former White House aide said that Trump was becoming manic rage as he continued his last-ditch effort to seize a second term. Some of the gravest evidence yet of Trump's knowledge of the violent elements within his base that were ultimately unleashed against Congress is offered by Hutchinson. Some Republican lawmakers pushed back after she testified.
Hutchinson recalled that Trump once threw a plate of food at the wall after the Justice Department denied allegations of election fraud.
6 select committee focused on her insights into the machinations by Trump, Meadows and their allies in the run up to Jan. Hutchinson's knowledge that she was present in nearly every meeting withMeadows during the post- election period has propelled her into a prominent role for Capitol riot investigators.
The knowledge Hutchinson has of the post- election campaign by Trump loyalists has helped the panel fill in details that were previously hidden. Her testimony brought America inside the West Wing as Trump and his allies tried to reverse the result of the election.
Between February and earlier this month, Hutchinson gave four video depositions. As she described her interactions with senior Trump White House officials, Hutchinson spoke quietly but earnestly.
Hutchinson said that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy angrily called her after she heard Trump call for his supporters to march on the Capitol.
You told me you weren't going to come up here. You lied to me. McCarthy said don't come up here. A person for the House GOP leader did not return a call.
As he learned of the violence at the Capitol, she described a nonchalant reaction by the man.
Mark didn't look up from his phone.
She testified to the panel that there were concerns about a mob storming the Capitol 100 hours before the election.
On January 2, 2021, Hutchinson was told that things might get bad.
According to Hutchinson, Giuliani told her to expect Trump to walk with his supporters to Congress. She was left shook by the response fromMeadows.
She recalled that that evening was the first time she felt scared and nervous about what would happen on January 6.
She told the panel about a conversation she had with John Ratcliffe, who was the Director of National Intelligence at the time.
He was worried that the way things were going for the 6th could endanger our democracy.
In his testimony, Hutchinson shows how much of Trump's effort to stay in power was led by Meadows. The founding member of the House Freedom Caucus refused to testify and provided thousands of text messages he received from members of Congress. He is trying to block a committee subpoena for his testimony.
Capitol riot investigators have revealed some of Hutchinson's testimony in the past. She told the committee that she was present when Cipollone told them that the plan was not sound. She was at the meeting when the House Freedom Caucus decided to challenge the election results.
As chaos began to unfold at the Capitol, she tracked Trump and the others on January 6.
She told the committee that Trump's chief of staff asked to connect with Jordan and Giuliani during the rally.
He was on the phone a lot during the rally. He waved me away when I went over to meet with him.
She told the committee that she had heard of the movements on the Secret Service radio channel. She was able to see that Trump was in the dining room after his speech.
While the Capitol was under assault and the president took no steps to stop the violence, the select committee relied on Hutchinson and other West Wing aides to reconstruct Trump's actions.
The panel will present its findings to the public on Tuesday. The hearings were supposed to focus on domestic extremism and Trump's 187 minutes of silence as his supporters rampaged through the Capitol and threatened the lives of lawmakers.
The hearings have been focused on Trump. The panel described a seven part effort by the former president to overturn the election.
The hearings have focused on elements of the plot, such as how the Justice Department and Trump campaign discredited false voter fraud claims even as the president kept repeating them.
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