Secret Service Cries Foul on WH Aide’s Bogus Story: Report
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Secret Service agents are willing to testify that former President Donald Trump did not try to lunge at them or grab the steering wheel as agents were driving on Jan. 6, 2021, according to multiple reports.
“A source close to the Secret Service tells me both Bobby Engel, the lead agent, and the presidential limousine/SUV driver are prepared to testify under oath that neither man was assaulted and that Mr. Trump never lunged for the steering wheel,” said Peter Alexander, the chief White House correspondent for NBC News.
The Washington Post reported that three Secret Service agents who accompanied Trump dispute that he assaulted or grabbed his security detail or for the steering wheel, according to one current and one former law enforcement official.
A source close to the Secret Service told CBS News that the driver and Robert Engel are prepared to testify under oath that Trump did not lunge at the steering wheel or verbally or physically assault them.
Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesperson for the Secret Service, told Politico that the select committee did not ask Secret Service personnel to reappear at the hearing or answer any questions.
“[W]e were not asked to reappear before the Committee in response to yesterday’s new information, and we plan on formally responding on the record,” Guglielmi told the outlet in a statement. “We have and will continue to make any member of the Secret Service available.”
Attorneys for former Trump White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson issued a statement defending her testimony.
“Ms. Hutchinson stands by all of the testimony she provided yesterday, under oath, to the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol,” said Jody Hunt and William Jordan of Alston Bird.