As Twitchy reported earlier, Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony about President Trump attacking and strangling a Secret Service agent and lunging for the steering wheel of his SUV has been downgraded to an anecdote: Hutchinson’s lawyer confirmed that Hutchinson was just repeating what she’d been told. In other words, it was all hearsay. Not to mention that the Secret Service said both the Secret Service agent and the driver were prepared to testify under oath about the ride in the SUV.
Betsy Woodruff Swan of Politico reports that the January 6 select committee, which saw fit to interview and clear Ray Epps, never quite got around to approaching the Secret Service for more details about that ride in the Beast.
New: USSS Spox Anthony Guglielmi tells me that in the 10 days before the Hutchinson hearing, the Jan. 6 committee did not reach out for more details regarding the Beast ride.
— Betsy Woodruff Swan (@woodruffbets) June 29, 2022
The Jan. 6 committee didn’t reach out to the Secret Service in the days before it aired explosive testimony about an alleged physical altercation between Donald Trump and his security detail on the day of the riot, according to an agency spokesperson.
Anthony Guglielmi, the service’s chief of communications, told POLITICO that select committee investigators did not ask Secret Service personnel to reappear or answer questions in writing in the 10 days before asking Hutchinson about the matter at the hearing.
“[W]e were not asked to reappear before the Committee in response to yesterday’s new information and we plan on formally responding on the record,” he wrote in an email. “We have and will continue to make any member of the Secret Service available.”
It’s not clear why the select panel didn’t seek further corroboration from the Secret Service as it planned Hutchinson’s hearing. Members of the select committee have said they welcome any more information about the Secret Service altercation that witnesses would provide under oath.
It’s pretty clear … they’re a bunch of clowns with an agenda.
So the J6 Committee rushed an “emergency hearing” and ran with Hutchinson’s fairy tale, without even ATTEMPTING to verify whether it was true or not.
It’s almost like these dishonest frauds are more interested in “getting Trump,” than getting the truth!!! https://t.co/VvPtlsXw6l
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 29, 2022
The January 6th committee put on a “bombshell” witness to testify about hearsay comments without even asking the secret service agents who were actually in the vehicle for their side of the story. This is shameful. If a lawyer tried this in court they would be held in contempt. https://t.co/Fs77tQyz64
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 29, 2022
Bombshell witness: pic.twitter.com/Ze5i9cfO1K
— ragebot (@RageBot_) June 29, 2022
Decades from now, people will be asking each other, “Where were you when Cassidy Hutchinson testified?”
Secret Service spox says agents ‘available to testify under oath’ to respond to Cassidy Hutchinson allegations https://t.co/tor8iTxTUc
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 29, 2022