June 29, 2022

Secret Service sources deny car struggle with Trump

 Axios - The Secret Service disputes yesterday's stunning testimony that President Trump motioned toward an agent's clavicles and grabbed the SUV steering wheel on Jan. 6, networks reported.

  • NBC's Peter Alexander tweeted: "A source close to the Secret Service tells me both Bobby Engel, the lead agent, and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel."

"The Secret Service, through the Department of Homeland Security office of legislative affairs, notified the committee Tuesday afternoon that it will make the agents involved available to testify under oath," CNN's Josh Campbell reports.

  • "The agents are also prepared to say under oath that the incident itself did not occur."


Anonymous said...

The key takeaway of Hutchinson's testimony was not that Trump tried to take the wheel of his presidential SUV to drive to the Capitol on January 6th. Nor was it that Trump routinely threw dishes in the dining area near the Oval Office. Rather, the import of her testimony is this:

Trump and his co-conspirators planned to use violence on January 6th to delay the count of electoral ballots. Trump intended to enter the Capitol to intervene in the joint session of Congress at which electoral ballots were being counted (as commanded by the Constitution). Trump’s personal appearance at the Capitol was an essential part of the plot. Indeed, his appearance at the joint session was to be the final, triumphant act designed to override the Constitution and overturn the election. It was to be Trump's Mussolini moment!

Kevin Carson said...

They're both in Trump's hip pocket. https://truthout.org/articles/the-men-disputing-hutchinsons-testimony-are-two-of-trumps-biggest-acolytes/