“Bombshell” Jan. 6 witness thought committee was garbage

Text messages reveal the “blockbuster” surprise witness before the Jan. 6 committee in the House of Representatives didn’t think much of the committee itself. 

Cassidy Hutchinson, the surprise witness called by the Jan. 6 House committee last week to give testimony regarding former President Donald Trump’s actions on that day, shared in text messages she thought the committee was “bs.”

Hutchinson was a former aide to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows who testified former President Trump knew his supporters had weapons and tried to take the wheel of a presidential limousine to go to the Capitol on Jan. 6.

As for the committee investigating it, though, she didn’t hold it in high regard.

“On Feb 1. Hutchinson sent a text 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,”  Matt Schlapp said Hutchinson approached CPAC for help through the First Amendment Fun,” the Daily Caller reported.

“Schlapp said he is happy they did not end up assisting her because she was relaying 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,” Schlapp tweeted.

In the text messages to the American Conservative Union (ACU), Hutchinson said she was decidedly unimpressed with the committee.

“Hey (redacted)! This is Cassidy Hutchinson. Kind of a random question, but do you still work for the Schlapps at the ACU?” Hutchinson said in a text.

“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),” Hutchinson continued, adding, “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.”

She also said she didn’t want the hearings to be “unnecessarily elevated.”

Things changed quickly, as Hutchinson portrayed former President Trump’s actions on Jan. 6 as a threat to democracy during her testimony last week.

As the Daily Wire noted, Hutchinson testified “in the produced and televised hearings — during which she alleged that former President Donald Trump had been so adamant that he follow his supporters to the Capitol that he had tried to take the wheel of the vehicle he was in and had physically assaulted a Secret Service agent who prevented him from doing so.

“Several sources have since denied her claims, and ACU President Matt Schlapp responded to her testimony by saying he was glad the First Amendment Fund had not assisted her.”