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Cassidy Hutchinson Shows Trump’s Complicity in the Attack on the Capitol

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When the House committee investigating January 6 changed its schedule to hold an immediate hearing on Tuesday, it was clear something big was up. The sole witness for this snap hearing, Cassidy Hutchinson, the former assistant to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows during the insurrection, did not disappoint. For the first time the view of January 6 from the heart of the White House — from the belly of the beast, so to speak — was made clear.

Hutchinson testified that Donald Trump and his staff planned to send the crowd he assembled to the Capitol in advance of January 6 and that the president that morning knew mob was armed. She testified that Trump was furious when the Secret Service tried to keep armed protesters from attending the rally by sending them through metal detectors because “they aren’t here to hurt me.” She further testified that Trump fully intended........

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