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Representative Liz Cheney declined to comment on the possibility of Secret Service members testifying before the Jan. 6 committee after two agents disputed allegations about former President Donald Trump’s behavior during the riots.
Cheney discussed the ongoing hearing and witness testimony so far in an ABC “Good Morning America” interview.
When asked if members of the Secret Service would address the growing narrative discrepancies in witness testimony, Cheney hesitated.
“The committee has spoken to both Mr. Ornato and Mr. Engel, and we welcome additional testimony, under oath, from each of them, and from anyone else in the Secret Service who has information about one of them. of these issues,” Cheney said.
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Pressed on whether such Secret Service testimony would be given live and made public, she continued: “We worked with the Secret Service; we interviewed, as I said, a number of Secret Service people We will continue And it is important that their testimony be under oath.
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Two Secret Service agents are set to testify before Congress that then-President Donald Trump did not rush a wheel or assault them in an attempt to get to the Capitol during the riot of January 6, a source close to the Secret Service told Fox. New.
The explosive new allegations were made on Tuesday by Cassidy Hutchinson, a former senior aide to Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
When Trump is at the top Secret Service Agent Robert Engel told the former president he couldn’t go to the Capitol for security reasons, Trump blasted him, according to Hutchinson.
“When Bobby told him we’re not, we don’t have the credentials to do it…the president had a very strong, very angry response to that. Tony described him as being angry,” said Hutchinson. “The president said something like, ‘I’m the fucking president, take me to the Capitol now.’
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Engel and the driver of the SUV, an unnamed Secret Service agent, are prepared to testify before the Jan. 6 committee that the president did not rush behind the wheel. The January 6 Committee and the Secret Service are in discussions about whether one or both men will appear on camera.
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Jody Hunt, a former Trump administration Justice Department official who represents Hutchinson, tweeted that others with knowledge of the events are expected to appear before the Jan. 6 committee.
“Ms. Hutchinson testified under oath and recounted what she was told,” Hunt tweeted. “Those familiar with the episode should also testify under oath.”