The Jan. 6 Committee scheduled a “surprise” hearing for today, to present the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, a top aide to Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
- TPM: Meadows’ Closest Aide Testifies Publicly During Surprise Jan. 6 Hearing
- CNN: ‘This is a bombshell’: Trump aides left speechless by Hutchinson testimony
- CNBC: Trump lunged at Secret Service agent in rage when told he couldn’t go to Capitol on Jan. 6, aide testifies
- Independent: ‘I don’t f***ing care that they have weapons’: Trump was aware his supporters were armed before he ordered them to march on Capitol, Jan 6 hearing told
None of this is surprising, exactly, but hearing it all laid out is absolutely mind-bogglingly wild.
Of course the crowd was armed to the teeth and wearing armor, of course Trump knew that, of course he wanted them all let in anyway. Obviously all of this was planned in the days leading up to Jan. 6. Of course Trump screamed and yelled at people and threw plates, of course he physically attacked his security guy, of course Mark Meadows was in it up to his tits.
And yet. Jesus.
This was all entirely intentional and premeditated. They deliberately attempted to overthrow the government of America. Here’s the receipts. It’s stunning.
Also, the reeking desperation of these tweets: