"I'm the fucking President, take me to Capitol now!" These were the words Donald Trump shouted to his team on January 6, 2021 when a mob of supporters stormed Congress. Cassidy Hutchinson was the principal assistant to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and he revealed the president's attempts to drive a presidential limousine with his supporters. This is a new twist which confirms that the White House tenant was involved in the attack.
Trump was stopped from marching on Capitol Hill by Pat Cipollone, White House counsel. He recalled the warning from his lawyer that he had warned him that he would be charged with all possible crimes if he made that happen. Hutchinson's testimony, which has been the most explosive in the hearings, also confirmed that the former president and his main lieutenants knew of the possibility that violence could occur before the Capitol was taken. This contradicts claims that the attack on the Capitol was spontaneous and not related to the Administration.
His account states that Trump didn't care if his supporters had guns. "I was near a conversation when I heard Trump say something like, "I don't care if they have guns. He explained that they are not here for me in statements gathered by the NBC News network. The White House head urged the Secret Service to remove the security magnetometers at that point.
Hutchinson also relates other instances when the former president, in an atmosphere of violence, and chaos, threw food at the wall following the Justice Department's rejection of allegations of widespread voter fraud.