Trump reportedly attempted to join protesters on Capitol Hill

Donald Trump attempted to get behind the wheel of a presidential limousine on Jan. 6, 2021, to join his supporters marching to Congress, a former White House aide reported Tuesday during a parliamentary hearing.

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“I’m the damn President, get me to the Capitol right now,” he reportedly said, according to remarks relayed to Cassidy Hutchinson by the president’s deputy chief of staff.

This young woman, who worked just steps from the Oval Office, made a disturbing testimony before a parliamentary committee investigating how Donald Trump attempted to reverse the course of the 2020 presidential election by attacking the Capitol.




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Ms Hutchinson specifically recounted a conversation with Donald Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, four days before the attack on the US Congress, in which he allegedly said, “On January 6, things could get really, really bad.”

“I remember that night for the first time I felt fear and awe at what might happen on January 6, 2021,” said this woman, who distanced herself from the nebulous Trump, right down to recent attorney changes.

On that cold winter day, under a cloudy sky, thousands of Donald Trump supporters gathered in Washington to denounce the election result in which the Republican billionaire lost. After hearing that the President was inviting him to the “March to the Capitol,” a crowd stormed the seat of the US Congress, sending shockwaves around the world.

When the violence erupted on Capitol Hill, Donald Trump’s chief of staff was “almost unresponsive,” Ms Hutchinson told the House Inquiry, remarks broadcast live on many channels across the country.




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For nearly a year, this commission has heard more than 1,000 witnesses, including two of the former President’s children, and reviewed 140,000 documents to shed light on the specific actions and actions of Donald Trump before, during and after this event that devastated American democracy shocked .

These nine elected officials — seven Democrats and two Republicans who were rejected by their party — have unfolded a story at public hearings since mid-June that places Donald Trump and his entourage at the center of a “coup attempt.”

Supporting videos and testimonies meticulously describe the pressure the billionaire is exerting from all sides to remain in power, leading up to his supporters’ attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Investigators also said they had a wealth of new evidence to sift through the ongoing hearings, including hours of footage of Donald Trump and his family being filmed for a documentary.

The Republican billionaire, who has openly flirted with the idea of ​​running for president in 2024, has vehemently denounced the commission’s work, and in turn castigated a “witch hunt” and a “witch hunt.”

His party, which he still controls with an iron fist, has already promised to bury the conclusions of that commission if he takes control of the House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections.

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