It is still unclear what new information Cassidy Hutchinson, former Senior Assistant to Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, could bring in his testimony today before the January 6 committee.
But according to Brendan Buck, a longtime adviser to the former Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan, Hutchinson joined every meeting Meadows attended as a member of Congress. (Meadows served in the House from 2013 to 2020.)
“I don’t know Cassidy Hutchinson, and I can’t speak to how things worked at the White House, but when Meadows was on the Hill, he always insisted that she be at *every* meeting that he had, no matter how small,” Buck said on Twitter. “It was strange then, and [doesn’t] seem to be working for him now.
The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack is focusing closely on phone calls and conversations between donald trumpThe children and ‘s top aides captured by a documentary filmmaker weeks before the 2020 election, according to people familiar with the matter.
The appeals among children and top Trump aides took place at an invitation-only event at the Trump International Hotel in Washington that took place the night of the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, 2020, the sources said.
The select committee is interested in appeals, the sources said, as the footage is believed to show the former president’s children, including Donald Jr and Eric Trumpprivately discussing election strategies at a crucial moment in the presidential campaign.
House investigators first learned of the event, organized by the Trump campaign, and the existence of the footage from British filmmaker Alex Holder, who testified to what he and his team recorded during a two-hour interview last week, the sources said.
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Greetings from Washington, Liveblog readers.
The House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will hold its sixth public hearing of the month at 1 p.m. ET, after the panel surprisingly announced the event yesterday.
According to multiple reports, the star witness in today’s snap hearing will be Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant Mark Meadows, who served as donald trumpthe White House chief of staff. (Punchbowl News first reported Hutchinson’s expected appearance.)
Hutchinson has already spoken to investigators behind closed doors, and she provided the committee with some of her most damning evidence about Trump’s White House ties to the attack on the Capitol.
In a clip of his private testimony shown during a hearing last week, Hutchinson named several Republican members of Congress who have asked for the president’s pardon because of their involvement in the insurgency.
Today could give Hutchinson her first opportunity to speak directly to the American people about what she witnessed in the White House on January 6 and the aftermath of that violent day.
The hearing will begin in a few hours and the blog will contain updates and analysis once it begins. Stay tuned.
And here’s what else is happening today:
- Joe Biden travels from Germany to Spain. Biden is attending the final day of the G7 summit at Schloss Elmau, Germany, before heading to Madrid, Spain for the start of the NATO summit.
- Karine Jean-Pierre will frolic with the journalists aboard Air Force One en route to Madrid. The White House press secretary will be joined by Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser.
- today marks the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold key parts of the Affordable Care Act. The anniversary comes as the country awaits the final four court rulings for the term, which has already seen conservative judges overturn Roe v Wade and deliver a major victory to gun rights groups.
The blog will have more to come, so stick around.