Then-President Donald Trump angrily demanded to go to the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, and berated his protective detail when he didn’t get his way, according to two Secret Service sources who say they heard about the incident from multiple agents, including the driver of the presidential SUV where it occurred.
The sources tell CNN that stories circulated about the incident — including details that are similar to how former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson described it to the House select committee investigating January 6 — in the months immediately afterward the US Capitol attack and before she testified this week.
While the details from those who heard the accounts differ, the Secret Service sources say they were told an angry confrontation did occur. And their accounts align with significant parts of Hutchinson’s testimony, which has been attacked as hearsay by Trump and his allies who also have tried to discredit her overall testimony.
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This has a Zapruder-Rorschach quality to it
Check out all 4 tweets in the thread… https://t.co/e1Hbqu0J5T
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) June 30, 2022
January 6: Seated directly behind the front seat in the presidential SUV, watch a very animated Trump lurch forward toward the driver several times, as they prepare to leave the rally. pic.twitter.com/A0u8jC9kIW
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) June 29, 2022
made a zoomed video. At the very least Trump is moving his hand over the driver’s shoulder. Not sure why else he would be doing that. pic.twitter.com/f41XKnA4kP
— Jack Bryan (@jackabryan) June 30, 2022