January 6 hearing live updates: Witness: Irate Trump grabbed steering wheel, demanded to go to Capitol


It was one of the shortest but most shocking January 6 public hearings to date.

Cassidy Hutchinson, for nearly two hours on Tuesday, testified that Trump and Meadows knew the Capitol was a target and that Trump supporters at the “Save America” ​​rally were armed with weapons when the president told them to urge them to march to the Capitol in January. 6.

She said Trump told his aides to let armed individuals go through security and into the crowd, which he was “furious” at because of his size, with Hutchinson calling Trump back saying, “‘I don’t care who they have weapons. They are not here to hurt me. Remove the effing mags.'”

Trump himself wanted to go to the Capitol after his speech, she said, and there was even talk of ushering him into the House chamber, despite the fact that the Trump’s office White House lawyer raises serious legal issues and the Secret Service raises security issues.

Yet demanding to go to the Capitol, Hutchinson recalled learning that Trump had grabbed the wheel in “The Beast: — the President’s limousine — on the way back to the White House and said, “I’m the f– -ing president. Take me to the Capitol now!” before rushing at a Secret Service agent.

Hutchinson also confirmed that Trump asked Meadows to contact a “war room” at the Willard Hotel on the evening of Jan. 5 and advised Meadows against going in person after hearing Rudy Giuliani’s plans to the day she said she heard included “Oath Keepers” and “Proud Boys.”

In a statement to ABC News, Roger Stone said it was “FALSE” that he spoke to Meadows on the phone on Jan. 5 “or any other date.”

ABC News

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