Photos: Trump went berserk in January. 6 and rushed at the Secret Service agent, assistant testifies

Then-President Trump denied the presence of armed demonstrators heading to the Capitol on January 1. December 6, 2021, and backed their calls to “hang Mike Pence,” a key former White House aide told House investigators Tuesday, describing the chaotic scenes inside and outside the executive mansion as Trump claimed he had to escort his supporters.

Trump was told some protesters in the crowd outside the White House had guns, but he told officials to “let my people in” and march to the Capitol, testified Cassidy Hutchinson, who was a special assistant to the then head of the White House. employee Mark Meadows.

Hutchinson portrayed the president thrashing about in anger and prone to violent outbursts as the window to undo his electoral defeat closed and aides tried to curb his impulses. According to her testimony, security officials said it was not safe to drive to the Capitol after he turned to his supporters and he rushed to the steering wheel of the presidential SUV in which he was riding.

Hutchinson said that shortly after this happened, Meadows’ deputy told her about the altercation in the armored vehicle, nicknamed “The Beast.”

Cassidy Hutchinson, former assistant to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, is sworn in.

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, was sworn in at a House hearing on Tuesday. 6 committee.

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Cassidy Hutchinson, assistant to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, was sworn in.

Cassidy Hutchinson, top aide to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, was sworn in at the hearing.

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Cassidy Hutchinson, former senior aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies

Cassidy Hutchinson testifies Tuesday.

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Cassidy Hutchinson, former senior aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies

Hutchinson pauses during his testimony.

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Hutchinson, chief aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies

Jan’s house. Committee 6 Chairman Benny Thompson (D-Miss). Reading from a teleprompter during Tuesday’s hearing.

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Members of the House Select Committee to Investigate the Attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6 Listened to Recordings

The video is played during a hearing in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. 6 committee.

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Cassidy Hutchinson, aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, welcomes the member of the House of Representatives.  Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill.

Jan’s house. 6 member of the committee rep. Adam Kinzinger (right of Illinois) greets Cassidy Hutchinson after her testimony.

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Cassidy Hutchinson, top aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, is leaving.

Cassidy Hutchinson (left) talking after the hearing.

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Hutchinson hugs a member of the US House of Representatives.  Liz Cheney (R-WY) after testifying at the sixth House Select Committee hearing

Jan’s house. Committee 6 Vice Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wayo), left, hugs Cassidy Hutchinson after the hearing.

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