White House Lawyer Pours Cold Water on Cassidy Hutchinson’s Claims

Original by Chris O'Neil.

Via American Briefing:

Former White House Lawyer Eric Herschmann claims that former White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson lied during her testimony before the January 6th Committee.

What Happened: Former Trump White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson gave highly salacious testimony to the January 6th Committee this past week. Among the claims are allegations that former President Donald J. Trump wanted to attend the January 6th riot himself and that he threw a tantrum over Attorney General William Barr’s AP interview.

Here is the short version of Cassidy Hutchinson’s claims:

  • Trump knew his supporters had weapons and encouraged them to march on the Capitol. Hutchinson claimed that Trump was informed that his supporters were armed to the teeth and that he still encouraged them to go to the Capitol building despite this.
  • Trump attempted to take the steering wheel of his presidential limousine from a Secret Service agent, almost starting a physical altercation. Cassidy Hutchinson claimed that Trump said, “I’m the f**king president. Take me up to the Capitol now,” to Robert Engel before attempting to take control of the presidential limousine.
  • As a reaction to Attorney General William Barr’s interview with AP, Trump threw his lunch at the wall inside the White House. Hutchinson later claimed that Trump would regularly throw dishes in the White House.
  • Trump did not want to call off protesters at the January 6th Capitol Riot. Hutchinson claimed that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said, “He doesn’t want to do anything, Pat,” while speaking to former White House Counsel Pat Cipollone.
  • Cassidy Hutchinson claimed that she wrote a note that said, “anyone who entered the Capitol without proper authority should leave immediately.” This note was allegedly handed to Hutchinson by Mark Meadows along with a pen so she could take his dictation.

What Claim Does Herschmann Take Issue With: A spokesperson for Eric Herschmann put out a statement saying that it was, in fact, Herschmann who wrote the note that Cassidy Hutchinson claimed she wrote.

“The handwritten note that Cassidy Hutchinson testified was written by her was written by Eric Herschmann on January 6th, 2021,” the spokesperson for Herschman told ABC News. “All sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have and will confirm that it was written by Mr. Herschmann,” the spokesperson continued.

Cassidy Hutchinson claimed under oath that she wrote the note and, when prompted by Republican Representative Liz Cheney, said, “That’s my handwriting.”

Response from the January 6th Committee: A spokesperson for the January 6th Committee came out in a statement claiming that they found “Ms. Hutchinson’s account of this matter credible.”

“The Committee has done its diligence on this and found Ms. Hutchinson’s account of this matter credible. While we understand that she and Mr. Herschmann may have differing recollections of who wrote the note, what’s ultimately important is that both White House officials believed that the President should have immediately instructed his supporters to leave the Capitol building,” the January 6th Committee spokesperson said.

Relevance: Attorney Eric Herschmann is a widely respected figure in Washington D.C. who had come out of an early retirement to work with the Trump administration. If Herschmann did write the note that Hutchinson claimed she wrote, then this throws her credibility into question.

Other Disputed ClaimsThe Daily Wire has reported that the Secret Service is allegedly expected to push back on Hutchinson’s claims.

CNN reported that “a Secret Service official familiar with the matter told CNN that Tony Ornato denies telling Cassidy Hutchinson that the former president grabbed the steering wheel or an agent on his detail.”

John Santucci, an executive editorial producer at ABC, came out on Twitter to suggest that the Secret Service will also push back on the claims.

Reaction: Political strategist Arthur Schwartz came out in a statement on Twitter saying, “Cassidy lied through her teeth, and Liz Cheney knew she was lying.”

An investigative journalist for the Washington Post, Josh Dawsey, expressed confusion on Twitter over the January 6th Committee’s refusal to play Secret Service testimony that could corroborate or dispute Cassidy Hutchinson’s claims.



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Philip Byler
Philip Byler
5 months ago

Hutchinson lied. That;’s all there is to it.

JohnnyBgood
JohnnyBgood
5 months ago

Surprise surprise surprise!!! Lezzy Chainey needs a noose. Hutchison whore needs prison time.

Patriciao
5 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyBgood

I so agree!!

MNIce
MNIce
5 months ago
Reply to  JohnnyBgood

Can we do without the execution metaphors? They only reinforce the insane Democrat claims that those protesting the 2020 election irregularities are “violent insurrectionists.”

If the Republicans of Wyoming choose someone else to run in her place in the upcoming primary, that will be punishment enough.

typicalwhiteguy
typicalwhiteguy
5 months ago

She was just auditioning for a CNN or MSDNC gig. She did quite well by their standards.

Thomas Charles Laya
Thomas Charles Laya
5 months ago

Lied Under Oath.

Ros Feldman
Ros Feldman
5 months ago

A liberal lied??? Oh my!!!

Wedg
Wedg
5 months ago

Lie, cheat and steal, this is what these demonrat people do.

Wedg
Wedg
5 months ago

Does the demonrats have something to do with this?

MNIce
MNIce
5 months ago

Perhaps the most risible part of this is, “A spokesperson for the January 6th Committee came out in a statement claiming that they found ‘Ms. Hutchinson’s account of this matter credible.’ ” “Credible” is obvious double-speak for “consistent with the story we want to be heard and believed, never mind the facts.”

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