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Former aide says Trump tried to take the wheel to go to Capitol Hill on Jan 6

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Cassidy Hutchinson disse que ex-presidente foi informado sobre apoiadores que tiveram armas confiscadas antes da multidão seguir para o Capitólio
Cassidy Hutchinson said the former president was told about supporters who had weapons confiscated before the crowd headed to the Capitol | Photo: EFE/EPA/MANDEL NGAN

In testimony this Tuesday (Cassidy Hutchinson disse que ex-presidente foi informado sobre apoiadores que tiveram armas confiscadas antes da multidão seguir para o Capitólio ) to the committee of the United States House of Representatives that investigates the Capitol Hill raid, on January 6 of last year, a former White House aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, said that then-President Donald Trump intended to go to the US House of Representatives as his supporters protested, alleging fraud in the election in which Joe Biden was elected in 2020.

Hutchinson said that Tony Ornato, then White House deputy chief of staff, reported that, upset with the Secret Service’s guidance not to go to the Capitol, Trump even “reached out in front of the vehicle. to grab the steering wheel” and try to go in the direction of the Legislature.

The former aide also reported that Trump had been informed in the morning that some of his supporters had weapons confiscated, and that before a speech at the White House, the then The president called for no metal detectors to be used – claiming supporters “are not here to hurt me” and saying he didn’t “care” if they were armed.

Committee members found the statement problematic because the Trump supporters later went to the Capitol and invaded it to prevent the session in which US congressmen ratified Biden’s victory.

“The potential for violence to occur was discovered or known before the onset of violence, early enough to that President Trump take steps to prevent it,” said the deputy. Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming, vice chairman of the committee.

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