Many days later Secret Service pushed back above great testimonies that former President Donald Trump was furious during the president’s SUV ride on January 6, CNN reported on Friday that accounts of Trump lunging at his Secret Service agents have spread throughout the agency over the past year.
Stories similar to those of former Trump aide Cassidy Hutchinson, which she testified under oath, were told by former Trump staffer and current Secret Service official Tony Ornato, according to two Secret Service sources. tell her – passed down among the agents in the months following the incident. One source, for example, relayed that Trump profanity asked to be taken to the Capitol and even “rushed forward” at one point.
“It is not clear from conversations I have that he actually had physical contact, but he may have. I don’t know,” the source told CNN. “Nobody said Trump attacked him; they said he tried to jump over the chair – for whatever reason, no one had an opinion. “
Meanwhile, another source who spoke to the driver of the SUV said that although he didn’t hear any physical alterations, he was told that Trump had berated the Department’s details. His Secret Service after the January 6 speech. According to Hutchinson, Trump shouted in his details: “I am the new President. Get me to the Capitol now! “
While he did not object to Trump’s request for agents to bring him to the Capitol, a Secret Service official said earlier this week that Ornato denied telling the story to Hutchinson and Secret Service agent Bobby Engel, who was in the car – denied that Trump lunged at an agent or tried to grab the wheel.
Organ also said that Engel and the driver are prepared to testify before the House committee on January 6 under oath. However, the reliability of Engel and Ornato has recently been questioned, as they are described as “yes, man” and at least one former Trump aide has called Ornato a known liar.