The Jan. 6 House Select Committee is scrambling to recover from Tuesday’s massive failure after it was revealed that the testimony provided by their ‘bombshell’ witness was false.
Cassidy Hutchinson, ex-aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testified on Tuesday that President Trump assaulted two Secret Service agents after they refused to drive him back to the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, deeming it unsafe.
She also claimed that White House Attorney Pat Cipollone revealed to her that Trump would face legal trouble if he challenged the 2020 election results.
Hutchinson’s fairytales, along with a majority of the “evidence” presented by the Committee, have proven to be false.
The Secret Service agents in question have both agreed to testify under oath that Hutchinson’s story was in fact made up and that President Trump never assaulted them or attempted to jostle the steering wheel from their grasp.
In an attempt to fix their error, the Jan. 6 Committee subpoenaed former White House attorney Pat Cipollone in the hopes he will back up Hutchinson’s claims.
A letter sent to Cipollone, dated Wednesday, says the subpoena compels him to appear for a deposition on July 6 and notes that the panel seeks his testimony on Former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election as part of its examination of the Capitol riot.
The Select Committee has subpoenaed former White House Counsel Pasquale “Pat” Cipollone for deposition testimony as a part of the committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol. pic.twitter.com/VjZsHlIqkD
— January 6th Committee (@January6thCmte) June 29, 2022
In addition to the hearsay Hutchinson reported in her testimony, she also claimed that Cipollone told her there were “serious legal concerns” if Trump went to the Capitol after he spoke at the Stop the Steal rally on Jan. 6.
Cipollone previously met with the Jan. 6 Committee but was not under oath and the discussion was not transcribed.
Some other close aides to Trump, including Meadows, have resisted fully cooperating with the Jan. 6 committee, even when subpoenaed. Although they were referred for prosecution on contempt of Congress claims, the Justice Department declined to prosecute Meadows and another former official, Dan Scavino, who cited Trump’s claims of executive privilege.
Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro was indicted after failing to comply with a subpoena.
After Cipollone sat for an “informal interview” on April 13, the committee gathered more evidence about which he was “uniquely positioned to testify,” but he “declined to cooperate” further, including by providing on-the-record testimony, Rep. Thompson’s letter said.
“We are left with no choice but to issue you this subpoena,” the chairman added.
While the Jan. 6 Witch Hunt shows no signs of slowing down, its credibility in the eyes of Americans has long been destroyed.
Author: Asa McCue