On January 6, 2021, a hearing was held in the US regarding the attack on Capitol Hill (US Parliament) by supporters of former President Donald Trump. It was considered an attempt to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Trump’s aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified before the US Congressional Committee hearing the case.
Cassidy’s testimony turned against Trump. He said that during the violence, Donald Trump knew that his supporters had weapons. He wanted to go to Capitol Hill to support his supporters. wanted to join the crowd.
Trump had attacked the secret agent,
not only this, when a Secret Service agent refused to take Trump to Capitol Hill, he grabbed his throat. Apart from this, he tried to handle the steering wheel himself instead of his Secret Service limousine driver.
Hutchinson said- Trump’s head of security staff Bobby Angle told me that when Trump sat in the Beast (the US President’s car) he wanted to go to Capitol Hill. They were told that they cannot go there, there is a lot of danger. He got angry on this and said that I am the President and take me to the capital.
Highlights of the hearing so far
- Trump was told his supporters had weapons. They knew there would be violence. After this he said – I do not care that they have weapons. They (pro), won’t hurt me.
- The Committee of Parliamentarians in its report alleged that the violence on Capitol Hill on 6 January 2021 was not an accident. This was Trump’s last stand. Trump perpetrated riots and attempted a coup.
- The White House was divided into 3 factions. One group was asking Trump to stop the violence. His daughter Ivanka Trump was included in this group. In the second group were some of Trump’s advisors. He was neutral about the matter. He knew that action must be taken, but Trump would not act immediately. The third group belonged to the deflecting-blame category. This included former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows. This group said that those who were doing the violence were not Trump supporters.
In this case, the court has also accepted Trump guilty.
In the Capitol Hill violence case, the US court ruled against former US President Donald Trump in April 2-22. The court said that former President Donald Trump pressured his Vice President Mike Pence to obstruct Congress and reverse his election defeat. By doing so he committed felony. Trump probably knew that his allegations of electoral fraud were unfounded and that the conspiracy was therefore illegal.