While it would have been fantastic if it were true, and it generated many excellent memes as a result, the tale has been disputed by the two agents that were involved. Of course, the committee’s lack of interest in allowing conflicting testimony that contested “the narrative” is unsurprising.
Nonetheless, while her supporters have depicted her as a selfless truthful person, leaked text messages paint a different picture.
“Hey!” Hutchinson writes in the text message. “This is Cassidy Hutchinson. Do you still work for the Schlapp’s at the ACU?”
“Do you have any idea who I might reach out to for a First Amendment fund POC? I was served with a subpoena in early November, but the committee delayed serving me until last week.”
“I was forced to accept service since the U.S. Marshals visited my home last Wednesday, but I have yet to communicate with the Committee. I am only trying to find out what my options are while being on a tight timeline,” Hutchinson concluded.
The long and short of it is that Hutchinson was initially as doubtful of the January 6th committee as anyone else in Trump’s circle. She went so far as to contact CPAC for legal assistance because she thought the committee’s subpoena was “bullshit.”
Is this a neutral witness that you can trust to tell the truth about what happened? Or does it sound like someone who is seeking out number one, eager to push the committee’s story if it gets her off the crosshairs and possibly a cable news job in the process? I’m certain where I’d put my money on that.