(PatriotWise.com)- On Tuesday, former Trump White House attorney Eric Herschmann challenged Cassidy Hutchinson’s evidence over a handwritten statement she reportedly drafted after the January 6 incident on Capitol Hill, further undermining her credibility.
Hutchinson said she composed a statement for the former president to disseminate during the incident on January 6 after receiving instructions from White House chief of staff Mark Meadows during her much-watched appearance on Tuesday. Hutchinson said that the message shown by committee member Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) was written in her handwriting.
Hutchinson told Cheney that the note was drafted under the chief of staff’s order on January 6, “probably about three o’clock,”
Cheney enquired, “Ms. Hutchinson, is it your handwriting?”
Hutchinson said, “That’s my handwriting.”
Former Trump lawyer Eric Herschmann said that he drafted the memo and that his handwriting was used.
A representative for Eric Herschmann confirmed to ABC News on Tuesday night that she wrote Herschmann wrote the handwritten message Cassidy Hutchinson claimed on January 6, 2021.
The spokesman stated that “all sources with direct knowledge and law enforcement have confirmed and will continue to corroborate that Mr. Herschmann authored it.”
Further confirmation was provided by sources to ABC News that “Herschmann had already told the committee that he had written the memo.”
The January 6 Committee claimed to have found Hutchinson’s testimony and the statement “credible,” downplaying the discrepancy as a minor issue.
The spokesman said that after conducting its research, the committee judged Ms. Hutchinson’s description of this incident believable. The fact that both White House officials thought the President should have immediately ordered his supporters to leave the Capitol building is what’s significant, even though she and Mr. Herschmann may have different memories of who wrote the message,
The message served as a remembrance, they continued. However, Mr. Trump didn’t act in that manner at the time.
Tuesday’s revelations that the chief Secret Service agent in charge of former President Trump’s security detail that day would also dispute Hutchinson’s testimony dealt significant damage to the January 6 Committee’s credibility.
Also, on Tuesday, Hutchinson testified that on January 6, amid the disturbance, former President Trump attempted to seize the presidential suburban and was aggressive when agent Bobby Engel tried to stop him. Hutchinson said that Tony Ornato, the then-White House deputy chief of staff, told her about the incident. Later on, according to a source close to the Secret Service, agent Bobby Engel would testify “under oath that neither guy was attacked and that Mr. Trump never reached for the steering wheel,” according to Peter Alexander of NBC News.