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Text Messages Reveal What Cassidy Hutchinson Really Thought Of The January 6th Committee: Report

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Cassidy Hutchison, a former assistant to Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, became a last-minute ‘star witness’ last week in providing testimony to the Democrat-run and controlled Jan. 6 committee.

But according to a Sunday report by The Daily Caller, Hutchison did not have a high opinion of the committee when she was first called on to provide testimony, as noted in text messages she sent.

In one instance, she referred to the committee’s subpoena as “BS” while making clear she was also not at all impressed with the fact that U.S. Marshals came over to her apartment to hand-deliver it.

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The Daily Wire, citing the report, added:

In the text messages, which were obtained by the Caller’s senior Congressional correspondent Henry Rodgers, Hutchinson appeared to be seeking assistance from the First Amendment Fund — which was started by the American Conservative Union (ACU) in order to assist private citizens “who have not been accused of any crimes and were simply engaging in free speech activities” with regard to January 6th.

“Hey (redacted)! This is Cassidy Hutchinson. Kind of a random question, but do you still work for the Schlapps at the ACU?” Hutchinson texted, to which the person responded, “Hi, yes!”

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“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),” Hutchinson texted in response, adding, “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.”

Later in the conversation, the former Trump White House junior aide also reportedly said that she had no desire to see the committee “unnecessarily elevated.”

However, at some point, Hutchinson not only agreed to testify but also agreed to be a ‘star witness’ to the slickly-produced, highly promoted, and televised hearings. During testimony, she alleged that former President Donald Trump was so adamant about following his supporters to the U.S. Capitol Building that he attempted to take control of the wheel of the presidential limo and that he physically assaulted a Secret Service agent who prevented him from succeeding.

Several sources have since denied her claims, however, and ACU President Matt Schlapp responded to what she claimed under oath by saying he was glad the First Amendment Fund had not provided her with any assistance.

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“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,” he tweeted.

Hutchinson was a favorite of committee co-chair Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyoming), but both are still facing serious questions following last week’s testimony.

Many of Hutchinson’s claims before the committee during against former President Donald Trump have been refuted as being outright lies.

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For instance, at the hearing Cheney displayed a handwritten note that Hutchinson testified she wrote after Meadows handed her a note card and pen to take his dictation, according to ABC News.

Eric Herschmann, a former Trump White House lawyer, claims the note was written by him.

Hutchinson, testifying about the note, said, “That’s a note that I wrote at the direction of the chief of staff on Jan. 6, likely around 3 o’clock.”

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“And it’s written on the chief of staff note card, but that’s your handwriting, Ms. Hutchinson?” Cheney then asked.

“That’s my handwriting,” Hutchinson answered.

A spokesperson for Herschmann told ABC News, “The handwritten note that Cassidy Hutchinson testified was written by her was in fact written by Eric Herschmann on Jan. 6, 2021. All sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have and will confirm that it was written by Mr. Herschmann.”

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