During the Trump administration, Cassidy Jacqueline Hutchinson, an American, served as Mark Meadows' aide and a former White House intern. She was born in 1996. On June 28, 2022, Hutchinson stated the US House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack's televised hearings.
She deposed on President Donald Trump's actions, as well as those of his top advisers and political allies, both prior to and after the attack on the Capitol building on January 6, 2021. She said she witnessed a diatribe by then-President Donald Trump during which he claimed he didn't care if protestors had guns since they weren't there to harm him. On July 21, 2022, primetime coverage of the proceedings featured a rerun of her evidence.
The session on June 28 was planned, according to the panel, "to exhibit freshly discovered material and hear eyewitness accounts." Originally, the group intended to take a little break until the week of July 11.
The committee convened its sixth hearing on June 28 to hear testimony regarding the uprising in the US Capitol. On June 23, the most recent hearing took place. When the commission makes its case that Trump had pushed the US Department of Justice to support him in having the 2020 election results overturned.
Hutchinson, who was up in Pennington, New Jersey, finished high school in 2015 at Hopewell Valley Central High School. Between 2015 through 2018, she attended Christopher Newport University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and American Studies in 2019. Hutchinson registers as a "next student" in college.
While still a Christopher Newport University student, Hutchinson worked as an intern for Republican Senator Ted Cruz in the summer of 2016 and for Steve Scalise, the spokesman of the Republican-controlled US House of Representatives, in the summer of 2017. During the summer of 2018, she performed as an apprentice at the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Later, the firm recruited her on as a worker.
She was Reynolds' top aide very soon and maintained that role during Trump's administration while also carrying the credentials of Special Secretary of the President and Director for Legislative Affairs. She used to have a desk next to Meadows' in an office that was located only a few steps from the Oval Office.The idea, according to Trump, was for Hutchinson to work for his post-presidency organisation in Florida when his stint as president came to a conclusion.
What Happened in the Event of 6 JANUARY
What transpired before January 6
Hutchinson said in her sworn testimony on June 28 that she overheard discussions about Oath Keepers and Proud Boys when Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani was there and the Save America March was being planned. For their claimed participation in the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, some leaders of both groups were eventually charged with seditious conspiracy. Hutchinson said that Meadows and Giuliani both asked for presidential pardons. She earlier advised the committee that the politicians Matt Gaetz, Andy Biggs, Scott Perry, and Louie Gohmert had also asked for pardons.
On January 6 event
Hutchinson stated that Trump and Meadows were informed that some attendees at the January 6 events were carrying weapons, including guns, and could not pass through magnetometers to access the rally. Trump attempted to have the magnetometers removed and stated that he didn't care if his followers carried guns, stating, "They're not coming to hurt me." The committee heard police warning radio broadcasts about persons carrying weapons, including AR-15s.
Hutchinson testified that she had been informed by Tony Ornato, the then-White House deputy chief of staff, that when Trump got into the presidential SUV after his rally in an attempt to drive to the Capitol as his supporters marched there, his lead Secret Service agent Robert Engel told him it was too dangerous and informed him they were returning to the White House. Hutchinson claimed Ornato informed her that Trump grew enraged, attempted to take hold of the car's steering wheel, and rushed at Engel's clavicles.
She said that when Ornato described the incident, Engel was there and never disputed his statement. Three days following Hutchinson's testimony, CNN reported that it had spoken with two Secret Service personnel who had heard stories of the event from a number of other personnel, including Trump's driver, since February 2021.