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Aide to Trump’s Former Chief of Staff to Testify Publicly Before Jan. 6 Committee

HeadlineJun 28, 2022

The House committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection has announced a surprise hearing today. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is expected to testify publicly. Hutchinson was previously interviewed by the committee behind closed doors, where she named several Republican lawmakers who inquired about pardons over their efforts to overturn the 2020 election. According to CNN, it was Hutchinson who revealed that Trump supported the mob’s chants of “Hang Mike Pence” on January 6 and that Trump had complained about Pence being hustled to safety while Trump’s supporters breached the Capitol.

Elsewhere, former Trump lawyer John Eastman revealed Monday that federal agents seized his cellphone last week as part of a broadening investigation into the insurrection. Meanwhile, Ali Alexander, the founder of the so-called Stop the Steal pro-Trump group said Monday he testified before a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., last Friday. Alexander is suing the January 6 committee to prevent it from obtaining his phone records.

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