“The January 6 committee’s key witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, called the committee “bs” in a text message obtained exclusively by the Daily Caller,” the Daily Caller reports.
Hutchinson sent the text message to a conservative activist with connections to the First Amendment Fund, which is a group started by the American Conservative Union that helps Trump officials cover costs for Jan. 6 lawyers.
ACU chairman Matt Schlapp claimed Thursday that Hutchinson approached CPAC for financial assistance through the First Amendment Fund, but he didn’t help her because he said she was passing along White House “hallway gossip as fact.”
Ms. Hutchinson approached @CPAC for help through our First Amendment Fund which has helped J6 political victims defend themselves. I am pleased we did not assist her performance today. Relaying WH hallway gossip as fact does not qualify as first person testimony. https://t.co/nfQbPshIju
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) June 29, 2022
The Daily Caller reported:
In the text message, Hutchinson says: “Hey (redacted)! This is Cassidy Hutchinson. Kind of a random question, but do you still work for the Schlapp’s at the ACU?”
To which the person responded, “Hi, Yes!”
Hutchinson then said, “Do you happen to know a First Amendment fund POC I could reach out to? I was subpoenaed in early Nov., but the committee waited to serve me until last week (after Ben’s deposition).”
“I had to accept service because the U.S. Marshalls came to my apartment last Wednesday, but I haven’t made contact with the Committee. I’m just on a tight timeline and just trying to figure out what my options are to deal with this bs,” Hutchinson added.
In another text message reviewed by the Daily Caller, Hutchinson told the conservative activist that she does not want things to get “unnecessarily elevated” in regards to the Jan. 6 committee.
Hutchinson made headlines after testifying before the Jan. 6 committee, where she claimed former President Donald Trump lunged for the steering wheel in an effort to reroute the car to the Capitol where protesters were gathering. Sources close to the Secret Service have denied her claims.
“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,” NBC News’ Peter Alexander reported.
🚨 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.
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 28, 2022
“Tony Ornato is denying that he told Cassidy Hutchinson Trump grabbed the steering wheel in presidential vehicle on 1/6 or lunged at a fellow agent, a USSS official tells @joshscampbell. CNN confirms that Ornato & Enger are prepared to testify that neither incident occurred,” CNN reporter Gabby Orr added.
Tony Ornato is denying that he told Cassidy Hutchinson Trump grabbed the steering wheel in presidential vehicle on 1/6 or lunged at a fellow agent, a USSS official tells @joshscampbell. CNN confirms that Ornato & Enger are prepared to testify that neither incident occurred.
— Gabby Orr (@GabbyOrr_) June 29, 2022
Hutchinson’s several outlandish claims during her testimony to the Jan. 6 committee last week have been debunked at every turn.
Hutchinson’s assertion was refuted in real time by the very Secret Service agent she said she heard the story from.
In fact, video evidence shows Trump wasn’t even in the presidential limo on January 6, but an SUV.
BREAKING: Jan 6 Committee Video Shows President Trump was in an SUV after the rally, not the Beast pic.twitter.com/tgrRJgKQhq
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) June 28, 2022
Hutchinson had also testified that she wrote a note at the direction of then-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on Jan. 6 that said, “Anyone who entered the Capitol without proper authority should leave immediately.”
But former lawyer Eric Herschmann claimed he had actually written the letter, not Hutchinson.
“All sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have and will confirm that it was written by Mr. Herschmann,” a spokesman for Herschmann said.