A former Trump White House lawyer asserts that testimony by Cassidy Hutchinson regarding a handwritten note is fake. This accusation has since been strongly refuted.
Hutchinson testified Tuesday that the handwritten letter held up by Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney was written by her. Hutchinson claimed that she wrote the note following instructions from Mark Meadows (ex-chief of staff to Donald Trump) for her to write down his words.
“That’s the note I wrote under the directive of the chief staff on January 6, probably around three o’clock,” Hutchinson said.
” And it’s on the chief staff note card. But that’s your handwriting Ms. Hutchinson?” Cheney inquired.
That’s mine,” Hutchinson replied, noting that Herschmann had “chimed in” to claim that he added “without legal authority to the note.”
But Eric Herschmann, an ex-lawyer, claims he wrote the letter. reported citing sources who are familiar with the subject.
“The handwritten note that Cassidy Hutchinson testified was written by her was in fact written by Eric Herschmann on January 6, 2021,” a Herschmann spokesperson told ABC News on Tuesday.
“All sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have and will confirm that it was written by Mr. Herschmann.” (RELATED: Bombshell J6 Testimony About Trump’s Behavior Collapses Within Hours)
A spokesperson for the Jan. 6 committee said Hutchinson’s account is “credible,” according to ABC News.
” The committee did its research and determined that Ms. Hutchinson’s version of the matter was credible. We understand that Mr. Herschmann and she may differ in their memories of the author, but what is most important is the belief that White House officials thought that President Trump should have instructed supporters to evacuate the Capitol Building
” The note documented this,” the spokesperson said. But Mr. Trump didn’t take this action .”
Hutchinson testified also that Trump reached for the steering wheel Jan. 6, in an effort to reach the Capitol with the protesters. Hutchinson said she had spoken with Tony Ornato (deputy chief of staff for operations), in an interview that U.S Secret Service Special Agent Robert Engel attended. Hutchinson claimed that Trump became “irate” after she pushed for the steering wheel. However, Secret Service sources have denied her claims . They said Engel and the driver were prepared to testify Trump did not attack anyone nor reach for the steering column.
Sources close to Secret Service inform me that Bobby Engel (the lead agent) and the driver of the presidential limousine/SUV are both available to testify that Trump did not attack any man and Mr. Trump didn’t reach for the wheel.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 28, 2022