In exclusive news, CNN reported that a Washington, DC policeman came forward to verify Cassidy Hutchinson’s January 6 testimony. He verified her account about Donald Trump being out of control in his motorcade. The ex-president wanted to stand with and lead his ragtag army to overthrow the American government.
She said that a former member of the Secret Service whom Trump bumped up to the West Wing had an office across from hers. He called to her, shaken, and told how the former president lunged for the vehicle’s steering wheel when the Secret Service would not take him to the Capitol Building. Then, he grabbed the other man in the passenger seat by the neck.
The now retired policeman was a member of the ex-president’s motorcade on that fateful day, January 6. Officer Mark Robinson has already testified before the House January 6 Select Committee last year. In this interview, he told CNN’s Don Lemon that he was not physically with Trump on January 6. He was in the lead car of the motorcade and said that he learned Trump wanted to go to the Capitol through communications from the Secret Service.
Robinson told Lemon that he overheard Trump adamantly pushing the Secret Service to take him to the Capitol Building. He said that the ex-POTUS was “upset” and “it was a heated argument:”
‘We’ve heard it several times while it was on the motorcade. I think during the speech, shortly thereafter, he had finished the speech, that the President was getting into the motorcade and he was upset. And he adamantly wanted to go to the Capitol. And even when we departed from the Ellipse it was repeated again. … It was a heated argument in the limo. And he wanted to definitely go to the Capitol.’
The retired officer had not spoken to anyone about the January 6 chaos except under oath in 2021. However, he told Lemon that he did not realize the “magnitude of the riot:”
‘Now knowing what actually happened, that would’ve been horrible. Had the motorcade responded to the Capitol, I think, would’ve just been far worse.’
‘I think it would have probably encouraged more rioting. And (the rioters would have) felt supported. If the presidential motorcade came in support of them. So I think the insurrectionists probably would have felt as though they had the support of the President.’
Journalism professor Stephen Doig believed the crowd huge, maybe “10,000,” according to The Conversation:
‘I’m perfectly prepared to believe there were several thousand people there, even 10,000 maybe.’
When the CNN host asked him why Trump wanted to lead the mob forward, Robinson said:
‘I can’t imagine anyone, especially in that position, wanting to go to the Capitol. You talk about the president. I just can’t imagine someone wanting to go to the Capitol under those conditions.’
Fortunately, the motorcade took Trump back to the White House, and Robinson said:
‘Had we made that move, I thought it would have been an insane movement and I think the sentiment was felt even with the Secret Service.’
The daughter of a convicted rioter called for Trump to be sent to prison for January 6 behavior, according to The Insider.
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