Cassidy Hutchinson, former top aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is giving testimony today that’s nothing short of devastating to Meadows and Donald Trump. She’s revealed that Trump knew his supporters were armed, demanded the Secret Service let them in to his rally, and then instructed them to march to the Capitol. Trump also tried to take the wheel of his limo and drive himself to the Capitol, against the will of the Secret Service, so he could personally lead the seditious invasion of the Capitol.
This is the kind of testimony that proves Trump’s consciousness of guilt, and should be enough to ultimately convince a trial jury to convict him. She also testified that once the attackers had taken the Capitol and were chanting “hang Mike Pence,” Trump said that Pence deserved it.
Suffice it to say that Trump is panicking about this testimony. He just released a frantic and somewhat incoherent statement in which he initially claims he barely even knows who Cassidy Hutchinson is, and then goes on to claim she’s seeking revenge because he wouldn’t take her to Florida with him. This is obviously false, and obviously desperate.
Keep in mind that Cassidy Hutchinson will end up giving this same testimony to a DOJ grand jury, if she hasn’t already. At this point it’s pretty clear the DOJ is going to criminally indict Donald Trump, Mark Meadows, and others, for their roles in this seditious conspiracy. No wonder Trump is going berserk.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report