Trump secretly paid Cassidy Hutchinson’s first lawyer. Hutchinson told her he didn’t remember the events of the day the Capitol was attacked.
The commission declined to identify the person, but CNN reported that Trump White House chief ethics attorney Stephane Passantino had asked his then-client and former White House aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, to the commission. , a source familiar with the commission’s work told CNN that she doesn’t remember the details of what she did.
Other sources say Trump’s Save America Political Action Committee funded Passantino and his law firm, Elections LLC, which included Hutchinson’s representation costs. According to the commission’s report, the attorney did not tell the client he was paying for legal services.
Hutchinson secretly ditched a Trump-funded attorney and hired her own attorney who supported her decision to tell the commission the truth. She detailed Trump’s request to go to the Capitol on 1/6 and his altercation with Secret Service details.
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1/6 The committee referred Trump to the Justice Department for obstruction charges. The committee has been referring to Trump witness tampering since the summer.
Donald Trump used funds from his super PAC from donors to tamper with 1/6 of the witnessesTrump’s super PAC should also be under investigation, and if US campaign finance laws were somehow working, the PAC would be shut down and become another focus of criminal investigations.
The 1/6 Commission was not deterred by Trump’s witness tampering. They put together the pieces to give you a complete picture of how Donald Trump led the riots and overthrew the presidential election.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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