The White House officials’ dispute about Trump’s actions on January 6 reportedly has a history of lying for him, a former aide said.


Washington DC-June 28: Cassidy Hutchinson, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, arrives and is investigated by the House of Commons Election Commission investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. I testify that I continue to share the results.  Capitol Hill, Washington, DC, Tuesday, June 28, 2022.  (Photo courtesy of Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Cassidy Hutchinson testifies in front of the House Election Committee investigating the Capitol riots.The Washington Post via Jabin Bottsford / Getty Images

  • Cassidy Hutchinson testified that Trump rushed on January 6, 2021 when he tried to grab a handle on a secret service agent.

  • Former White House official Tony Ornart is said to disagree with the explanation.

Trump White House officials allegedly in dispute Cassidy Hutchinson’s explosive testimony last week Two former White House aides said they had a history of lying for former President Donald Trump.

In her testimony to the selection committee investigating the parliamentary turmoil, Hutchinson, a former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ former White House Chief of Staff, details his secret service on January 6th. Trump said he was “angry” when he refused to join his supporters of the march, 2021.

Hutchinson quoted a conversation with Tony Ornart, then White House Chief of Staff, as Trump tried to grab the handle of the presidential SUV and rushed to secret service agent Robert Engel. He said he did. ..

According to Hutchinson, Ornart told her that Trump shouted.

However, Ornart is said to be disagreeing with the explanation and will do the same in the Commission’s testimony on January 6. USA Today reported.. CNN’s Simon Prokpets report Quoting an unnamed Secret Service official last week, Ornart denied telling Hutchinson that Trump had rushed into the Secret Service’s agent or handle.

It was true that Ornart wanted Trump to join the people marching at the Capitol on January 6, but he never rushed into Engel or tried to grab the handle, USA Today said. Reported.

Similarly, NBC News Peter Alexander Engel reported that he was ready to testify under an oath that he had not been attacked by Trump and that the former president had never held the steering wheel.

However, former White House officials Olivia Troye and Alisa Farrah Griffin have criticized Ornart for having a history of lying for Trump.

“There seems to be a conversation pattern here that is inconvenient for Tony,” Troy, Vice President Pence’s homeland security and counterterrorism adviser, told USA Today. I said it didn’t happen. ” ..

“It really speaks to Tony’s personality and credibility, and whether he has a history of doing it. [Trump’s] Bid and then deny it to protect him. “

And Griffin, a former Trump White House communications director, said Tweet June 29: “Tony Ornart also lied about me. During the protest at Lafayette Square in 2020, I told Mark Meadows and Ornart to the press that was performed there before clearing the square. I told you that I need to be warned.'”

“Tony later lied and said the exchange never happened. He knows it happened.”

Hutchinson said at a hearing on January 6 that Trump wanted to join the supporters marching at the Capitol on January 6. The mob marched at the Capitol shortly after Trump spoke at a rally in a nearby ellipse.

Former Secret Service Agent Earlier told insider Nicole Gaudiano Given his size, it would be very difficult for Trump to grab the handle of the president’s SUV.

“Trump isn’t a little guy, isn’t he? And the space you can actually rush towards the wheels isn’t that big,” said the former agent.

“I don’t mean to look down on the former president, but his height alone will not allow him to actually hold the steering wheel,” he said.

Trump’s representative did not immediately respond to the insider’s request for comment.

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