January 6 Committee did not contact Secret Service before bombshell testimony

The US Secret Service was never contacted by the January 6 committee before explosive testimony from a former Trump aide who claimed former President Donald Trump tried to grab the steering wheel of his limo to take him away at the Capitol on the day of the riot. The agency’s senior communications officer said Politics As of Wednesday morning, the group investigating the Capitol riot was never asked to reappear regarding Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony. “[W]We have not been asked to reappear before the Committee in response to yesterday’s new information and we plan to respond formally formally,” said Anthony Guglielmi, the Secret Service’s top communications official. Politics. “We have and will continue to release any member of the Secret Service.” Guglielmi added in a statement to The Daily Beast that the agency “has been fully cooperating with the select committee since its inception in the spring of 2021” and “will continue to do so by formally and officially responding to the committee regarding new allegations that have surfaced in the testimony from yesterday. Responding to reports that former Secret Service agents assigned by Trump could travel to testify against Hutchinson’s claims, his lawyer Jody Hunt wrote“Ms. Hutchinson testified under oath and recounted what she was told. Those familiar with the episode should also testify under oath.

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