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Ex-Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson alleges Rudy Giuliani groped her on the day of the Capitol riot while another Trump lawyer watched

Sonam Sheth,John L. Dorman   

Ex-Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson alleges Rudy Giuliani groped her on the day of the Capitol riot while another Trump lawyer watched
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  • Ex-Trump WH aide Cassidy Hutchinson claims that Giuliani groped her on the day of the Capitol riot.
  • She wrote that Giuliani put his hand "under my blazer, then my skirt" while they were at Trump's rally.

Former Trump White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson alleges in her forthcoming memoir that Rudy Giuliani groped her on the day of the Capitol riot.

That's according to The Guardian, which obtained an advance copy of Hutchinson's book, "Enough," which is set to hit bookshelves on Sept. 26. Insider has not independently obtained a copy.

Hutchinson, who was a crucial witness in Congress' investigation into the deadly riot on January 6, 2021, also writes that another pro-Trump lawyer, John Eastman, watched as Giuliani put his hand "under my blazer, then my skirt."

"I feel his frozen fingers trail up my thigh," she writes, according to The Guardian. "He tilts his chin up. The whites of his eyes look jaundiced. My eyes dart to John Eastman, who flashes a leering grin."

"I fight against the tension in my muscles and recoil from Rudy's grip … filled with rage, I storm through the tent, on yet another quest for Mark," she continues. Hutchinson was referring to Mark Meadows, her former boss and Trump's chief of staff from March 2020 through January 2021.

Giuliani and Eastman were both instrumental in Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

The three men are among 19 co-defendants who were recently indicted in Georgia in a sprawling RICO case centered around their efforts to nullify the election results in the state, which Trump lost to now-President Joe Biden by roughly 12,000 votes out of 5 million ballots cast.

In the memoir, Hutchinson wrote of how she felt "a creeping sense of dread that something really horrible [was] going to happen" on January 6.

"I find Rudy in the back of the tent with, among others, John Eastman," she wrote, according to The Guardian. "The corners of his mouth split into a Cheshire cat smile. Waving a stack of documents, he moves towards me, like a wolf closing in on its prey."

"'We have the evidence. It's all here. We're going to pull this off.' Rudy wraps one arm around my body, closing the space that was separating us," she continued. "I feel his stack of documents press into the small of my back. I lower my eyes and watch his free hand reach for the hem of my blazer."

A representative for Giuliani on Wednesday pushed back against Hutchinson's claims.

"It's fair to ask Cassidy Hutchinson why she is just now coming out with these allegations from two and a half years ago, as part of the marketing campaign for her upcoming book release," Ted Goodman, a political advisor to Giuliani, said in a statement to Insider. "Mayor Rudy Giuliani will pursue all appropriate legal action against this disgusting lie."

Eastman's attorneys also released a statement on his behalf, saying that he "categorically denies" Hutchinson's allegation that he flashed her a "leering smile" at "that time or at any time."

"He does not recall ever having met Ms. Hutchinson, and did not even know who she was until her public testimony before the Select Committee in the House of Representatives in June 2022," the statement continued. "Dr. Eastman is considering defamation litigation against those responsible for making or publishing these libelous allegations."




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