Under-Fire White House Aide ‘Stands By’ Her Crumbling January 6 Testimony
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A White House aide under fire for her testimony to the January 6 Committee said Wednesday that she stands by her testimony.

“Ms. Hutchinson stands by all of the testimony she provided yesterday, under oath, to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol,” Cassidy Hutchinson’s attorneys Jody Hunt and William Jordan said in a statement to The Daily Wire.

Cassidy Hutchinson, who served as a White House aide during President Donald Trump’s administrationsaid that senior Secret Service official Anthony Ornato had told her that an angry Trump attacked the head of his detail when agents refused to drive him to the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Her attorneys did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Wire.

Washington, DC – June 28 : Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, arrives to testify as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol continues to share its findings of its investigation, on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

She also claimed that Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of the limousine, and that the lead of the security detail, Bobby Engel, told him, “Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel.” At that point, Hutchinson claimed she was told, Trump allegedly lunged at the agent and assaulted him.

The United States Secret Service (USSS) told The Daily Wire on Wednesday that they were not contacted by the committee about Hutchinson’s claims before the committee aired them as a blockbuster special.

And CNN reported Tuesday that a USSS official said Ornato disputes Hutchinson’s story — and that both Ornato and Trump’s security chief Robert Engel are willing to deny the story. ABC also reported that the Secret Service is prepared to deny the story.

Trump referred to Hutchinson as a “phony social climber” in a post on his social media platform, Truth Social.

“The lies and fabricated stories being told to the partisan Highly Unselect Committee, not only by the phony social climber who got caught yesterday, but by many others, are a disgrace to our, in serious decline, Nation,” the former president said.

“No cross examination, no real Republicans, no lawyers, NO NOTHING,” he continued. “Fake stories and an all Fake Narrative being produced, with ZERO pushback allowed. Unselects should be forced to disband. WITCH HUNT!”

January 6 Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) did not respond to requests for comment for this story.

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