Donald Trump wanted to head to the Capitol with his supporters during the January 6 assault. The then president reacted “in anger” when Deputy Chief of Staff Tony Ornato told him that security wanted to take him back to the White House. Trump turned to a Secret Service agent and told him to take him to the Capitol. And faced with his refusal, she tried to grab the wheel of the presidential limousine. Cassidy Hutchinson, a collaborator of the then White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, told the story, appearing before the House Commission investigating January 6, according to American media reports. The testimony given today by Cassidy Hutchinson, a former collaborator of the then White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, shows that former US President Donald Trump knew that many of his supporters were armed when he urged the crowd to march on the Capitol. Convened by the House Committee of Inquiry on Jan. 6, Hutchinson said Trump was “furious” that many of his supporters had not been let into his rally at Ellipse, near Capitol Hill, because they were armed. “I heard the president say: I don’t give a damn they have guns. They won’t hurt me. Take those f-mags away,” Hutchinson said, referring to the magnetometers used by the Secret Service to check entrances and stop who carried weapons. Commission vice president Liz Cheney, one of only two Republicans who agreed to be part of the investigation, also played radio broadcasts from law enforcement officers serving at Trump’s rally. The agents spoke of people arriving with Ar-15 rifles and Glock pistols. There were also those who had brass knuckles, knives and tasers. “President Trump was aware that some of the people in the crowd were armed … and here’s what he asked him to do,” Cheney said, showing Trump’s video telling supporters, “We will march on the Capitol.” EXHORTATION TO HANG PENCE-Donald Trump allegedly backed his supporters who were screaming that they wanted to hang his deputy Mike Pence because he intended to certify his electoral defeat. This is what emerges from the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, collaborator of the then White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, who appeared today before the House Commission investigating the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021. made in his presence between Meadows and White House Legal Adviser Pat Cipollone. The two were talking about the insurgents who were shouting “hang Mike Pence”. Cipollone said something like: “Mark we have to do something more. They are literally asking to hang the vice president!”. Meadows then replied, referring to Trump, “You heard that, Pat. He thinks Mike deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.”
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