Despite the mainstream media’s continued promotion of the narrative, it appears as though the alleged “bombshells” from Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony in front of the J6 committee were duds all along.
Among the many absurd claims made by Hutchinson was an alarming suggestion that then-President Donald Trump “lunged” at Secret Service agents who were refusing to allow him to travel to the Capitol after his speech at the “Stop The Steal” rally.
The Secret Service is now denying those claims.
Following Trump’s speech at the Ellipse, he got into the presidential SUV under the impression that he was going to the Capitol, then had a “very strong, very angry response” when the head of his Secret Service detail, Bobby Engel, said they were going to the White House.
“The president said something to the effect of, ‘I’m the f—ing president. Take me up to the Capitol now,” Hutchinson testified, relaying what she was told later that day by another White House aide, Tony Ornato.
“The president reached up toward the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel. Mr. Engel grabbed his arm and said, ‘Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel. We’re going back to the West Wing. We’re not going to the Capitol.'”
Engel and the SUV driver, an unnamed Secret Service agent, are prepared to testify before the Jan. 6 committee that the president did not lunge at the steering wheel. The Jan. 6 committee and the Secret Service are in discussions about whether one or both men will appear on camera.
The news will almost certainly taint the already-sloppy impression that many have regarding the J6 committee’s work, and could undermine what little credibility that they have left.