We saw a lot of things coming out on Tuesday to undercut the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson about a supposed struggle in the car between an agent and President Donald Trump on Jan. 6. She was relating what she claimed that she heard from someone else — acknowledging that she did not see the incident herself. But the person who she claimed that she heard it from is now denying that he told her and denying that it ever happened, according to CNN. Other media is also weighing in saying their sources with the Secret Service are saying people who were in the car are ready to testify that it did not happen.
Now there’s more. During her testimony, Hutchinson claimed to Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) that she wrote a note for former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows regarding a statement for President Donald Trump to make about the unfolding riot. She told the Committee, that it was her handwriting.
At Tuesday’s hearing, 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.”
“And it’s written on the chief of staff note card, but that’s your handwriting, Ms. Hutchinson?” Rep. Cheney asked.
“That’s my handwriting,” Hutchinson replied.
Hutchinson, a former top aide to Meadows, said that Meadows handed her the note card and a pen and started dictating a potential statement for Trump to release amid the Capitol riot.
Except former Trump White House lawyer Eric Herschmann is now saying that he wrote the note. Indeed, he previously testified to the Committee that he wrote it.
“The handwritten note that Cassidy Hutchinson testified was written by her was in fact written by Eric Herschmann on January 6, 2021,” a spokesperson for Herschmann told ABC News Tuesday evening.
“All sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have and will confirm that it was written by Mr. Herschmann,” the spokesperson said.
Whoops. Which is it, Committee? Like the story about which car the struggle supposedly happened in, they can’t seem to present a straight story about who did what when — once again, the problem when your aim isn’t the truth, but simply to get Trump.
The Committee tried their best to salvage the undercutting of Hutchinson.
In response to Herschmann’s claim, a spokesperson for the Jan. 6 committee said, “The committee has done its diligence on this and found Ms. Hutchinson’s account of this matter credible. While we understand that she and Mr. Herschmann may have differing recollections of who wrote the note, what’s ultimately important is that both White House officials believed that the President should have immediately instructed his supporters to leave the Capitol building.”
No, there is only one reality here, everything is not relative. Either she wrote it or she did not. If she claims she did when she did not, it undercuts her story and casts doubt on what she says. If Herschmann previously testified that he wrote the note, then no, they didn’t do their “due diligence.” Just like the question about what happened in the car where they don’t appear to have checked with the Secret Service as to the validity of the story, if what the media is reporting is now true.
If it was possible to sink their credibility any more, the Committee just did it.