More evidence piles up against Trump in Jan 6 hearings
This could potentially be problematic for Trump.
The January 6 US Capitol riots case which the US Government has been looking into is enjoying more witnesses testifying to the case, particularly after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson gave a devastating testimony against Trump, according to a member of the House committee investigating the insurrection.
Tea was spilled in the last #Capitol riot hearing, as Cassidy Hutchinson revealed firsthand stories about #Trump's chaotic behavior before, during, and after the riots.#CapitolRiot #CapitolAttack #January6thHearings pic.twitter.com/7ko35ToJRM— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) June 29, 2022
The investigating panel has subpoenaed former White House counsel, Pat Cipollone, who may appear Wednesday for a deposition. There will be a follow-up of details from the Secret Service members with Trump on the same day.
Representative Adam Kinzinger, who is a Republican, cited Hutchinson's testimony which said that Trump wanted to join an angry mob who marched on January 6 where they rioted previously. As the committee prepares for 2 or more public hearings this month, Trump had hope of "inspiring" people to rise up.
“Every day we get new people that come forward and say, ‘Hey, I didn’t think maybe this piece of the story that I knew was important,’” Kinzinger said Sunday. “There will be way more information and stay tuned.”
The next hearings will be looking into how Trump illegally directed a violent mob toward the Capitol on January 6, and then failed to take quick action to stop the attack.
Donald Trump assaulted his driver and tried to forcefully take control of his vehicle to go to the Capitol building.— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) June 28, 2022
This is damning evidence.
Over the weekend, Republican Representative Liz Cheney, who is also the committee's vice chair, conveyed that the criminal referrals - including against Trump - to the Justice Department, could follow.
“We are following additional leads. I think those leads will lead to new testimony," said Adam Schiff in a separate interview.
In her testimony, Hutchinson painted Trump as an angry, defiant president who was enabling armed supporters to avoid security screenings on the morning of January 6.
Cipollone, according to Hutchinson, was worried that Trump would face criminal charges if he were to join his supporters in marching to the Capitol.
Her testimony, according to several legal experts, is potentially problematic for Trump.