scorecardEx-WH aide Cassidy Hutchinson is in hiding with security after bombshell testimony against Trump, NYT reports
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Ex-WH aide Cassidy Hutchinson is in hiding with security after bombshell testimony against Trump, NYT reports

Tom Porter   

Ex-WH aide Cassidy Hutchinson is in hiding with security after bombshell testimony against Trump, NYT reports
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  • Cassidy Hutchinson went into hiding after testifying to the Jan. 6 committee, The NYT reported.
  • Hutchinson made new, damaging claims about Trump's actions around the Capitol riot.

Star witness Cassidy Hutchinson went into hiding with her family and a security detail after making damning new claims in the January 6 hearings about former president Donald Trump, The New York Times reported.

Hutchinson, a former White House aide, in bombshell testimony at a live committee hearing on July 3, said that Trump had sought to lead a mob to the Capitol on January 6, but was prevented by the Secret Service.

The New York Times on Sunday reported that the committee rushed to get Hutchinson to testify at the hearing, amid concerns Trump allies were seeking to interfere with her testimony and that details of her account would leak.

In the wake of her testimony, Trump disputed the truth of her account, claiming he barely remembered her, and that she was a "social climber." Other Trump allies have also sought to damage her credibility.

The Times report described Hutchinson as "unemployed and sequestered with family and a security detail" following her testimony, which alienated her from many of the Trump officials she worked with.

Hutchinson was an aide to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and according to the Times was among officials tasked with securing congressional support for Trump during his first impeachment trial.

The Times reported that Hutchinson formed a bond with Rep. Liz Cheney, the ranking Republican on the committee, who has has faced criticism and political ostracization after for calling for the GOP to rid itself of Trump's influence.

State election officials who testified to the committee described facing a wave of threats from Trump supporters after coming under pressure from the former president to help overturn his defeat in the 2020 election.

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