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Former aide: Trump was told protesters had weapons on Jan. 6

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows, testifies June 28, 2022 at January 6th House committee hearing.
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Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Mark Meadows, testifies June 28, 2022 at January 6th House committee hearing.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump knew his supporters were carrying guns and weapons on Jan. 6 and intended to join them at the Capitol despite grave warnings.

That's according to chilling new testimony about the angry president grabbing at the steering wheel of the presidential SUV and using vulgar language in a desperate attempt to force security aides to let let him join the scene as a mob of rioters was storming the Capitol.

Cassidy Hutchinson, who was White House chief of staff Mark Meadows' top aide, testifield Tuesday to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot.

Watch: Jan. 6th committee hearing on 'recently obtained evidence'

The Associated Press

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