Trump Ally Totally Flips On Him

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Who would have expected this?

Following the Jan. 6 Select Committee’s presentation of Trump-era White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony on Tuesday (June 28), Mick Mulvaney, former White House chief of staff, called the statements “explosive stuff,” adding that he didn’t believe Hutchinson’s was lying.

As questions arose regarding the validity of Hutchinson’s claims since the two Secret Service agents mentioned in her testimony — Tony Ornato, former deputy of staff, and Robert Engel, special agent in charge for Secret Service — testimonies weren’t presented, Mulvaney defended Hutchinson.

“My guess is that before this is over, we will be hearing testimony from Ornato, Engle, and Meadows. This is explosive stuff,” he tweeted.

Mulvaney continued, “If Cassidy is making this up, they will need to say that. If she isn’t they will have to corroborate. I know her. I don’t think she is lying.”

Mulvaney’s tweets come after Hutchinson testified in Tuesday’s last-minute hearing that she was told that, following a Jan. 6 rally, former President Donald Trump was so persistent about going to the Capitol that he lunged at a Secret Service agent.

Hutchinson also recalled that Meadows was worried that things would get “real bad” on Jan. 6 and told her that Trump was frustrated that security measures had prevented some of his weapon-carrying supporters from joining the crowd.

In her taped testimony, Hutchinson revealed the warnings Meadows had received about the potential for violence on Jan. 6 and discussed lawmakers seeking pardons from the former President.

Taking to his social media platform Truth Social during the hearing, Trump cast doubt on Hutchinson’s testimony, posting, “I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about her (a total phony and ‘leaker’).”