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The battle for Donald Trump's role in the Capitol riots is now complete.
For weeks, many conservative commentators have focused primarily on Trump's pressure on state officials and the highest officials of the Justice Department to help Trump overthrow the elections. Having heard testimony from the Republicans, he has kept his silence, sometimes evoking wild conspiracy theories. These experts dismissed the January 6 panel as a purely partisan operation and said it would not affect the elections.
However, Some people are working on this substance after a compelling testimony by Mark Meadows' former top aide, Cassidy Hutchinson.
During Fox's golden time, Laura Ingraham said: Her acting today ... and as their astonishing eyewitness testimony is blown to their faces, there is another problem for Democrats. It turns out that voters don't care about this January 6th charade.
From the video released by this house Exhibit Select Committee was exhibited at a hearing by the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol at Capitol Hill, Washington, on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Shows Cassidy Hutchinson of Mark Meadows. Some people are working on this substance after a compelling testimony by Mark Meadows' former top aide, Cassidy Hutchinson. (House Select Committee via AP)
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Sean Hannity called Hutchinson a "so-called witness" and said, "We have more rumors, more hearsay, and awesome, I heard a lot of impeached testimony. "
As a counterpoint, commentary editor John Podlets tweeted. "I didn't expect this day to come, but as a result of today's bomb, Donald Trump has chargeda plot against the US government." Of course, it's up to the Justice Department .
Former Trump agent Mick Mulvaney jumped off the train. Malverny, who knows Hutchinson, told "CBS Mornings": "I don't think she's lying. I thought her testimony yesterday was very convincing and very credible."
Fox News contributor Andy McCarthy said. I called the witness account "catastrophic."
The New York Times quoted Hutchinson's testimony as a "trustworthy current adviser" as calling it a "murderer," while others said the disclosure was "potentially very damaging." , Mostly political, but potentially legal. "
The conservative Washington Examiner said in an editorial that the testimony "should announce the death of former President Donald Trump's political career. It is inappropriate for Trump to be near power again. ".
Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, NJ, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. The former president, who tore Hutchinson as "leaker" and "wakko" and denied most of her accusations, returned to Truth Social yesterday. He said she "lost all her trust" and called her a "captured fake social mountaineer" and to her committee the "lie and forgery" of those merchants. He accused him of joining the story. This is "humiliation," Trump said. "Cross-examination, real Republicans, lawyers ... nothing ... non-selectors should not be forced to dissolve. Witch hunting." (AP Photo / Seth Wenig)
He returned to Truth Social yesterday, denying most of her accusations with the former presidentwho tore Hutchinson as a "leaker" and a "wakko." He said she "lost all her trust" and called her a "captured fake social mountaineer" and to her committee the "lie and forgery" of those merchants. He accused him of joining the story. This is "humiliation," Trump said. "Cross-examination, real Republicans, lawyers ... nothing ... non-selectors should not be forced to dissolve. Witch hunting."
Now 26-year-old Hutchinson is an individual. I made a distinction between what I saw and heard and what other high-ranking officials said. If she doesn't know the exact quote, she said she was an "effective word."
However, she encountered a problem that could damage her reputation.
One of Hutchinson's most explosive claims is that when Trump's request to board the president's SUV and be taken to the Capitol was denied, he had a physical quarrel. It was a fall. She was informed by Tony Ornart, Deputy Chief of Staff of the staff, and said that Robert Engel, Chief of Staff's Deputy Chief of Staff, was in her room and did not challenge the account.
The Times said, "Secret service officials who requested anonymity to discuss potential testimony, both Robert Engel and the driver of the vehicle, were both attacked by the former president. He swore he wasn't and said he was ready to state. He didn't reach for the car. "
Rep. Jamie Ruskin, D-Md. , January 6, 2021, following the first hearing of the House Election Commission investigating an attack on the US Capitol, will meet with reporters on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Capitol Hill, Washington. Jamie Ruskin, a member of a committee, dismissed these accounts (also reported by Fox and other networks) as "anonymous rumors." (AP Photo / Susan Walsh)
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A committee member, Jamie Ruskin dismisses these accounts (also reported by Fox and other networks) as "anonymous rumors." Did. It should be pointed out that the Commission interviewed both Ornart and Engel. It's hard to imagine Liz Cheney pulling out Hutchinson's account if the other two men were disagreeing.
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This is , How democracy-controlled committees did their business. Would you like to announce the testimony? This was a one-sided panel building the case, and the presence of pro-Trump Republicans would have confused highly scripted television shows, but it would have strengthened the Commission's credibility.
Although not very well received in the afternoon hearing, many networks are playing an extended clip of Hutchinson's testimony on the strength of the Watergate scandal. The former president did not feel he was threatened, so he was accused of wanting people with weapons to march to the Capitol. Request to lead a crowd of protesters because "I am the President of F *** ing". Mike Pence deserved being hanged and said the mobs did nothing wrong.
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Andy McCarthy wrote in the National Review: I am writing in. The same is true after this. I think he is right.
Hearings can decline, are not prosecuted, and most people may not care in November. However, the barrage of social media posts shows that Trump is concerned about his reputation, and some of hisconservative media supportershave strengthened their defenses. I am.
Howard Kurtz is the host of the Fox News channelMediaBuzz (Sunday from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm). Based in Washington, D.C., he joined the network in July 2013 and regularly appears inspecial reports and other programs with Bret Baier.