Rep. Zoe Lofgren said in an interview that aired Sunday that she is not surprised Cassidy Hutchinson’s blockbuster Jan. 6 testimony last week has come under attack from former President Donald Trump and his allies.
The California Democrat, who sits on the House select committee investigating the events of Jan. 6, 2021, said on NBC’s “Meet The Press” that she expected Trump and friends would try to undermine the legitimacy of the former White House aide.
“Well, we always expected Trump world to try and discredit her, and they are not disappointing us in that regard,” Lofgren told host Chuck Todd. “I thought her testimony was credible. She has nothing to gain by stepping forward and telling the truth. And Trump world has everything to lose by the truth. So they are doing their best to try and attack her, to discredit her.”
In her testimony, Hutchinson shared that former Secret Service Agent Anthony Ornato told her that Trump lunged toward the head of his detail on Jan. 6 in order to be driven to the Capitol and join his supporters.
Lofgren said that although Ornato’s memory “doesn’t appear to be as precise,” Hutchinson’s testimony is consistent with what others have said.
“Certainly, her testimony that she directly overheard President Trump saying that he didn’t care if they had weapons, if the crowd had weapons, that they were not going to hurt him, and that they could march to the Capitol with their weapons after the speech. That was new and stunning, really,” she said.
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Hutchinsons so called testimony is no different than the other head case Blasey Ford in the Cavanaugh hearings. Both of them live in their hippocampus quagmire of their own delusions. Hear-say is not admisable as evidence. I question both their motives. And who’s top say they weren’t both coerced, paid, or threatened? That is as lame a statement as the ones made by both unstable women.