The former president’s guard and driver will both reportedly testify that Trump never lunged for the steering wheel
On Tuesday, the US Secret Service announced that it would respond in writing to allegations that Trump’s former chief of staff attacked and tried to take over a vehicle belonging to him during the January 6th 2021 Capitol Hill riot. The allegations were made by an aide to Trump’s former chief of staff.
The Secret Service stated in a statement that they have been informed after the hearing by the Democratic-led January 6, Committee. “cooperating fully with the select committee,”And would be “responding formally and on the record to the committee regarding new allegations that surfaced in today’s testimony.”
Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony, an adviser to White House Chief Of Staff Mark Meadows said that Trump ordered his driver to take him to the US Capitol following a speech he gave to his supporters January 6, 2021. Trump said that Bobby Engel, his head of security refused to allow him to go. “I’m the f**king president, take me up to the Capitol,”He was a child before the internet. “grab[bed] at the steering wheel”Engel declined to be interviewed. “lunged”His security chief was free to do as he pleased.
Hutchinson was not present at these events. However, she claimed Engel was with her when she heard Tony Ornato tell the tale. “neither man cast doubt on the story.” However, according to the Washington Post, three unnamed members of Trump’s security detail that day said that the story is false.
NBC News also offers this information reported that both Engel and Trump’s driver on the day are “prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel.”
Hutchinson claimed that Trump was in fact traveling inside, but Hutchinson disagreed. “The Beast,”The armored Presidential Limousine, Photos taken January 6 showing Trump driving away in an SUV after his speech. Trump could have been seen in “The Beast,”A pane bulletproof glass would have separated him from his driver.
Trump himself described Hutchinson’s story as “sick and fraudulent,”He suggested that she could have testified out of grief that he declined her request to meet him in Florida.
None of the January 6 Committee’s members – five Democrats and two Republicans who have repeatedly criticized the former president – cross-examined Hutchinson’s claims.