Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, is cooperating with the Justice Department’s investigation into the January 6, 2021 Capitol attack, according to multiple news reports.
Sources told ABC News that I mentioned the news for the first timethat Hutchinson began cooperating after her explosive testimony before the House Select Committee to Investigate the Capitol riots.
It was not clear what they discussed as part of the collaboration, according to ABC and CNN Hutchinson also confirmed the cooperation.
Hutchinson Made many revelations During her testimony before the House committee, including that Meadows suspected that January 6 had the potential to take a turn for the worse, that Meadows and former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani had asked for a presidential pardon and that former President Trump wanted to go to the Capitol was very bad. That day he even rushed to his security guard.
Reportedly, Secret Service agents are willing to contest some of her claims about Trump on January 6, although none have done so publicly.
Hutchinson also said that former White House counsel Pat Cipollone told her he did not want Trump to go to the Capitol on January 6, fearing that “we would be charged with every crime imaginable.”
The Department of Justice is conducting its own investigation into the events surrounding the Capitol attack, and Attorney General Merrick Garland To NBC News in an interview that aired on Tuesday The investigation will not be affected by Trump’s candidacy for the presidential elections in 2024.
“We intend to hold every person, anyone, criminally accountable for the events of January 6th – for any attempt to interfere with the legal transfer of power from one administration to another -,” he said. “This is what we do.”
The Hill has reached out to Hutchinson’s attorneys, the House Select Committee and the Department of Justice for comment.
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