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WATCH: “Why Would I Want Guns At My Rally?” Donald Trump Lashes Out At Witness, Perhaps Forgetting The Evidence

WATCH: “Why Would I Want Guns At My Rally?” Donald Trump Lashes Out At Witness, Perhaps Forgetting The Evidence

The January 6th Committee’s surprise hearing this week included both a witness and additional evidence. Donald Trump is attempting to refute the revelations of the hearing by attacking the witness — but perhaps he forgot that there was evidence in addition to her testimony, or perhaps he just hopes that his fans won’t notice.

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 28: Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies during the sixth hearing by the House Select Committee on the January 6th insurrection in the Cannon House Office Building on June 28, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

One thing that Trump’s supporters have insisted is that there were no firearms at the January 6th attack. This is of course discredited already by the fact that charges against defendants include firearm charges, but it was also one of the focuses of Tuesday’s hearing.

The witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, formerly a top aide to Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testified that magnetometers set up ahead of Trump’s speech were detecting firearms carried by would-be attendees, and that Trump responded by saying that the magnetometers should be removed, and his fans allowed in. She reports that he said attendees would not harm him, and that after the speech they’d march on the Capitol.

In an interview following this hearing, Trump told Newsmax that Hutchinson is a “whack-job” and that of course he would not have wanted people to attend his rally while armed.

However, Hutchinson’s testimony isn’t the only evidence for firearms among the ex-president’s rally attendees. As previously reported, the Committee also played radio conversations between law enforcement officers, who witnessed and discussed individuals with handguns and rifles.

Of course, Trump didn’t quite deny that there were weapons, only claimed that Hutchinson was making things up, and denied that he said for armed protestors to be allowed into the rally. However, he’s consistently insisted that his fans were very peaceful and appropriate that day.

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