Since Tuesday, failed, one-term former president Donald Trump and his defenders have insisted that he never tried to grab the wheel of the presidential vehicle on January 6, 2021 in an effort to make sure he was driven to the Capitol where thousands of his supporters were rioting.
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson told the House Select Committee on June 26 that she had been informed by other staffers Trump had demanded he be taken to the Capitol and lashed out at a Secret Service officer on his security detail, grabbing him by the clavicle and ordering the agent to do as he instructed:
And now we have confirmation of what Hutchinson said, according to CNN’s Ryan Nobles, who said Friday on the network:
“This comes from two different sources within the Secret Service who spoke to our Noah Gray who said that this story of the former president being irate and demanding to be taken to the Capitol on the day of January 6th was something that was spread around the Secret Service in the weeks, months and days after what happened on January 6th.”
Not one but TWO sources confirmed what Hutchinson told the Jan. 6 committee. And that’s not all, Nobles noted:
“Some recounting this story as early as February and the two different sources have stories that are very similar to the one that Cassidy Hutchinson testified to in the hearing on Tuesday saying that the president was mad and that he lunged toward the steering wheel in an effort to try and get the detail to take him to Capitol Hill, and what’s also important is that that second source that we spoke to said that they had heard the story directly from the driver of the presidential suburban that Trump was in on that day. Now, both of these sources never said the stories they heard indicated that there was any type of physical altercation or that the president himself ever was able to grab hold of the steering wheel.
“It’s important to point out that Hutchinson never makes that direct claim either, just saying that he was lunging in that direction. What it does more than anything is it corroborates the most important part of the story, the president was angry and demanding he would be taken to the Capitol.”
The president was angry and demanding he would be taken to the Capitol. Exactly as Hutchinson said.
Or, to put it another way: Trump and his minions were lying their asses off, just like they always do.