Cassidy Hutchinson recalls Meadows saying Trump 'doesn't want to do anything' about Capitol riot: live updates


  • Hutchinson described Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and House Republicans holding strategy sessions.
  • At least five House Republicans sought pardons, according to Hutchinson.
  • Meadows used encrypted Signal communications and reportedly burned documents after meetings.

WASHINGTON – The House committee investigating the Capitol attack Jan. 6, 2021, is holding an abruptly scheduled hearing Tuesday with testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson and “recently obtained evidence.”

  • Barr spurs Trump to throw his lunch. Furious after Attorney General Bill Barr announced in December 2020 he found no evidence of widespread voter fraud to the Associated Press, Trump threw his lunch against the wall, according to Hutchinson.
  • Weapons at the Ellipse. On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, police said there were men within walking distance of the Ellipse armed with AR-15-style rifles and Glock-style pistols. Some hid out in trees.
  • Trump was warned not to march to Capitol. Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former President Donald Trump, said White House counsel Pat Cipollone voiced concerns repeatedly about Trump’s plan to march to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as potentially illegal. “Please make sure we don’t go up to the Capitol, Cassidy,” Hutchinson quoted Cipollone as telling her the morning of Jan. 6.
  • ‘Oathkeeper’ and ‘Proud Boys’: Cassidy Hutchinson said that while in the White House, she heard the words “Oathkeeper” and “Proud Boys” as Jan. 6 drew closer.

What we know about today’s hearing:Jan. 6 hearing Tuesday will reveal ‘recently obtained’ evidence. Here’s what we know.

A National Security Council Chat log concerning former President Donald Trump's moments after giving a speech on Jan. 6. Is projected during a public hearing before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2022.

Ivanka Trump wanted her father to send people home

Ivanka Trump said on multiple occasions on Jan. 6 that she wanted her father to implore rioters to go home, following the same advice of White House counsel urging former President Donald Trump to take “swift action.”

“She wanted her dad to tell them to go home peacefully and she wanted to include language that he necessarily wasn’t on board with at the time,” former special assistant Cassidy Hutchinson said. 

– Katherine Swartz

Hutchinson ‘disgusted’ at Trump’s attack on Pence

Hutchinson said that, as a staff member, she was disappointed at a Trump tweet on Jan. 6 attacking Vice President Mike Pence, even as he was under threat of death by Trump rioters. Outside of her job, Hutchinson said she had a different reaction


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