Last Updated on July 4, 2022
The January 6 committee’s star witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, referred to it as “BS” in a text message that was obtained by The Daily Caller.
On February 1, Hutchinson sent a text message to a conservative activist with connections to the First Amendment Fund, which is a group started by the American Conservative Union that helps Trump officials cover costs for Jan. 6 lawyers, the outlet reported. Matt Schlapp said Hutchinson then approached CPAC for help through the fund
He now says he is happy that nothing materialized because she was portraying White House “hallway gossip as fact.”
Ms. Hutchinson approached @CPAC for help through our First Amendment Fund which has helped J6 political victims defend themselves. I am pleased we did not assist her performance today. Relaying WH hallway gossip as fact does not qualify as first person testimony. https://t.co/nfQbPshIju
— Matt Schlapp (@mschlapp) June 29, 2022
“Hey (redacted)! This is Cassidy Hutchinson. Kind of a random question, but do you still work for the Schlapp’s at the ACU?” Hutchinson asked the conservative activist in a text message.
After they replied saying yes, Hutchinson wrote, “Do you happen to know a First Amendment fund POC I could reach out to? I was subpoenaed in early Nov., but the committee waited to serve me until last week (after Ben’s deposition).”
“I had to accept service because the U.S. Marshalls came to my apartment last Wednesday, but I haven’t made contact with the Committee. I’m just on a tight timeline and just trying to figure out what my options are to deal with this bs,” Hutchinson added.
In another text message reviewed by The Daily Caller, Hutchinson said that she did not want things to get “unnecessarily elevated” in regards to the January 6 committee.
Cassidy Hutchinson was billed as a “star witness” by the committee, though her testimony has been disputed by a number of Secret Service agents. Hutchinson’s most bizarre claim was that President Trump begged his detail to turn around and head back to the Capitol as the protest was unfolding. The ex-staffer stated that President Trump even grabbed the steering wheel in an effort to make them turn back.
Hutchinson also claimed she wrote a letter displayed by Republican Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney during the hearings. The letter was written on Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’s note card and read: “Anyone who entered the Capitol without proper authority should leave immediately.”
This has also been disputed, as former lawyer Eric Herschmann has since claimed he is the one who wrote the letter.