Former White House aide’s testimony questioned

Cassidy Hutchinson claims former President Trump lunged at a Secret Service agent who refused to drive him to the Capitol on Jan. 6.
3:00 | 06/29/22

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- This morning, ABC News has learned the Secret Service is preparing to dispute the explosive claims made yesterday by Cassidy Hutchinson. The former White House aide testified that former President Trump got into an altercation with Secret Service agents on January 6. Hutchinson, who was an assistant to then Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows, testified to the January 6 committee that Trump insisted on leading the mob of his supporters to the Capitol. - I found Mr. Meadows in his office on the couch. He didn't look up from his phone and said something to the effect of, there's a lot going on, guys, but I don't know, things might get real, real bad on January 6. - Hutchinson says after Trump's rally on January 6, he was under the impression he was headed to the Capitol in his presidential SUV. - Thank you very much. - But Hutchinson testified that she heard a second hand account of how Trump became irate when his lead Secret Service agent, Robert Engel, refused to take him to the Capitol. - The President said something to the effect of, I'm the acting 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. - Sources say the Secret Service agents involved are willing to respond under oath and plan to say there was no physical altercation in the vehicle. It comes as new questions emerge about a handwritten note shown by the committee. Hutchinson testified she wrote the note as a potential statement for Trump to release about the Capitol riot, but former White House lawyer, Eric Hershmann claims he, not Hutchinson, wrote the note. Hutchinson's attorney tweeting overnight, "Ms. Hutchinson testified under oath and recounted what she was told. Those with knowledge of the episode also should testify under oath." Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney also supporting Hutchinson saying, "I know her, I don't think she's lying." Meanwhile, Hutchinson said Trump was furious, more people were not allowed near the stage at his rally before the attack, some apparently unable to get through the mags or metal detectors because they had weapons. - I overheard the President 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 bags away. - Hutchinson also testified that both Mark Meadows and Rudy Giuliani wanted presidential pardons, Giuliani denies it, Meadows did not immediately comment. And Hutchinson provided new insight into the Trump White House, describing the President leaving a trail of ketchup on the White House wall after Attorney General Bill Barr declared there was no fraud in the election. - I first noticed there was ketchup dripping down the wall and there's a shattered porcelain plate on the floor. The valet had articulated that the President was extremely angry at the Attorney General's AP interview and had thrown his lunch against the wall. - Throughout the hearing, Trump denied much of what Hutchinson said, calling her a "total phony." As for the claimed that he had an altercation with Secret Service agents, Trump called the allegation "sick and fraudulent." Jay O'Brien, ABC News, Washington.

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