Trump’s wrath at Jan. 6 committee has McCarthy in an awkward spot

LA Times

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) leaves his office at the U.S. Capitol in April.(Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times)

WASHINGTON — Former President Trump complained Tuesday that a surprise Jan. 6 committee hearing lacked “cross-examination,” again putting a spotlight on the top House Republican who left him largely defenseless.

The select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol abruptly announced Tuesday’s hearing with just one day‘s notice. Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, was the sole witness.

Hutchinson delivered bombshell testimony. Under oath, she recalled being told that Trump had attacked a Secret Service agent in an attempt to reach the Capitol on Jan. 6. Trump claimed her story was “fake,” “sick” and “fraudulent.”

Publish : 2022-06-29 09:59:00

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