Donald Trump was informed that some people were armed in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021, In addition, he told the authorities “let my people in”, who were marching towards the legislative chamber, declared Cassidy Hutchinson – an adviser in the White House during the administration of former US President Trump – on Tuesday before the House of Representatives commission that investigate the violent assault.
Hutchinson quoted Trump giving orders to his team, using high-sounding language, to take away the detectors he said would slow down his supporters who had gathered in Washington. The advisor recalled that the former president said words like “I don’t care if they have weaponsaccording to videotaped testimony played before the panel.
“They’re not here to hurt me. Take the damn mags away.” [magnetómetros]. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here,” Hutchinson quoted the former president as saying.
Hutchinsonone of the top aides to Trump’s then-chief of staff, Mark Meadowscommented that she was “scared and nervous about what could happen” before the riots after speaking with Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, Meadows and others.
Meadows told Hutchinson that “things could get a lot worse“, he declared. Giuliani told him that it was going to be “a great day” and that “let’s go to the capitolHe said Meadows was unconcerned despite being told by security officials that people at the rally had guns, including some with automatic weapons and body armor.
Hutchinson told the panel that she had been worried beforehand because she had heard of plans for the march and possible trips to the Capitol, where hundreds of Trump supporters then violently shoved police and smashed windows and doors, disrupting Joe Biden’s certification of his victory in the presidential elections.
“I had a deeper concern about what was happening with the planning aspects,” Hutchinson told the panel.
The 25-year-old had already provided a wealth of information to congressional investigators and had four closed-door interviews, but the commission summoned her this week to hear her public testimony.
Hutchinson’s appearance was surrounded by extraordinary secrecy. The commission announced the surprise hearing barely 24 hours in advance, and the appearance of the former adviser was only confirmed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the matter.
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