Secret Service pushes back on allegations in response to Jan. 6 hearing

A former White House aide testified that former President Trump lunged at a Secret Service agent and grabbed the steering wheel of his vehicle when the agent wouldn't take him to the Capitol.
2:53 | 06/29/22

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AGAINST ANY ALLEGATION OVER THE ASSAULT PRISON TRUMP AND THE ALLEGATION THAT HE HAD REACHED FOR THE STEERING WHEEL. DIANE. >> PETER THOMAS, THANKS. I WANT TO BRING IN ABC'S ALEX PRESHA IN WASHINGTON FOR MORE ON THIS. ALEX CASSIDY HUDSON TESTIFIED THAT MARK MEADOWS SAID DAYS AHEAD OF TIME THAT JANUARY 6TH COULD GET QUOTE REAL, REAL BAD. SHE SAID TRUMP KNEW HIS SUPPORTERS WERE ARMED, HE TRIED TO GET THE MEDAL DETECTORS TURNED OFF SO THEY COULD JOIN THE RALLY. AND THAT HE WANTED TO LEAD THEM TO THE CAPITOL HIMSELF. HOW ARE LAWMAKERS REACTING TO THAT? >> DIANE WE KNEW THAT CASSIDY HUTCHINSON WAS GOING TO ACT AS THE DOG CONNECTOR IN THIS NARRATIVE. SHE HAD A PERSPECTIVE THAT MANY FOLKS DID NOT. WORKING WITH THE FORMER CHIEF OF STAFF AND ALSO HAVING ACCESS TO THE PRESIDENT'S CALENDAR. FRANKLY, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF SHOCK AND I WILL SAY IT'S BIPARTISAN, CERTAINLY WOULD EXPECT THAT FROM DEMOCRATS BUT EVEN YESTERDAY WE HEARD FROM REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS SPECIFICALLY JOHN CURTIS OF UTAH. WHO SAID THAT THIS TESTIMONY WAS SOBERING. AND SO YES, THERE IS GOING TO BE A PICKING APART AND A RE-DISSECTING OF HER WORDS FROM YESTERDAY IN THE COMING DAYS. BUT AT LEAST RIGHT NOW, HER TESTIMONY WAS VERY, VERY POWERFUL AND STRIKING A CHORD. >> ALEX, THE SECRET SERVICE, I MEAN SECRET, LITERALLY THE FIRST WORD IN WHAT THEY DO. THEY ARE VERY BIG ON PRIVACY AND YET WE'RE NOW HEARING THAT SECRET SERVICE AGENTS MAY TESTIFY. TO PUSH BACK AGAINST SOME OF WHAT HUTCHINSON SAID HAPPENED IN THE PRESIDENTS MOTORCADE. HOW SIGNIFICANT IS THAT AND HOW IS HER CREDIBILITY WEIGHING OUT NOW THAT THERE IS BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF TIME AFTER HER TESTIMONY? >> DIANA, SO I THINK THAT'S A BIG THING. IS THIS WITNESS CREDIBLE? AND CERTAINLY, SECRET SERVICE HAS AGENTS THAT ARE READY TO TESTIFY AND PUSH BACK AGAINST THAT ACCOUNT. THAT WOULD GO TOWARDS THE ARGUMENT OF THAT SOME WITHIN TRUMP'S INNER CIRCLES HAVE SAID THAT THIS WITNESS CASSIDY HUTCHINSON IS NOT A CREDIBLE PERSON. I KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS WAS A SECOND HAND ACCOUNT THAT SHE WAS DISCUSSING YESTERDAY. TESTIFYING TOWARDS. BUT ALSO IT DOESN'T TAKE AWAY FROM THE FACT THAT HER KNOWLEDGE, HER FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THAT OFF THE RECORD TRAVEL PLAN FOR THE PRESIDENT TO GET INSIDE THAT SUV AND GO TO THE CAPITOL. THAT IS SOMETHING THAT SHE HAD KNOWLEDGE WITHIN CERTAINLY THIS INCIDENT ALLEGED INCIDENT WITH HIS SECRET SERVICE AGENT THAT ANGLE WHO IS PROTECTING THE PRESIDENT. THAT CERTAINLY ONE OF THE MORE INFLAMMATORY ANECDOTES FROM YESTERDAY'S TESTIMONY. BUT I THINK ALSO THE FACT WAS THAT THE COMMITTEE IS TRYING TO CONNECT THE DOTS BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT MARCHING WITH THESE RIOTERS UP TO THE CAPITOL

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