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  • Hutchinson described Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and House Republicans holding strategy sessions.
  • At least five House Republicans sought pardons, according to Hutchinson.
  • Meadows used encrypted Signal communications and reportedly burned documents after meetings.

WASHINGTON – The House committee investigating the Capitol attack Jan. 6, 2021, is holding an abruptly scheduled hearing Tuesday with testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson and “recently obtained evidence.”

  • Trump was warned not to march to Capitol. Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former President Donald Trump, said White House counsel Pat Cipollone voiced concerns repeatedly about Trump’s plan to march to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as potentially illegal. “Please make sure we don’t go up to the Capitol, Cassidy,” Hutchinson quoted Cipollone as telling her the morning of Jan. 6.
  • 🎙️ Who is testifying? Hutchinson has been a key witness in taped statements about lawmakers meeting with former President Donald Trump to discuss how to challenge 2020 election results, lawmakers asking for pardons and reportedly how Meadows burned papers in his office after meeting with a lawmaker.

What we know about today’s hearing:Jan. 6 hearing Tuesday will reveal ‘recently obtained’ evidence. Here’s what we know.

A photo of President Donald J Trump from back stage at the January 6th rally is displayed as Cassidy Hutchinson, former Special Assistant to President Trump, testifies during the sixth public hearing by the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol on June 28, 2022.

Hutchinson: White House counsel warns of Trump being charged if he marched on Capitol

Hutchinson, an aide to former President Donald Trump, said White House counsel Pat Cipollone voiced concerns repeatedly about Trump’s plan to march to the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, as potentially illegal.

“Please make sure we don’t go up to the Capitol, Cassidy,” Hutchinson quoted Cipollone as telling her the morning of Jan. 6. “Keep in touch with me. We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable if we make that movement happen.”




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