Trump’s Treachery Exposed as Agent Reveals the Truth About Capitol Riot Day

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A recent report from Newsweek dated Monday, March 11, 2024, delves into newly released transcripts from an interview with a Secret Service agent, offering fresh insights into the actions and demeanor of former President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021. This was the day when a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.

The transcript, part of a collection of documents and testimonies amassed by the House committee tasked with investigating the Capitol riot, provides a vivid portrayal of a president determined to join his supporters at the Capitol despite warnings from his advisors.

According to the agent’s testimony, Trump engaged in a heated exchange with Robert Engel, the head of his Secret Service detail, inside the presidential SUV after his speech at the Ellipse that morning. Trump adamantly demanded to be taken to the Capitol.

The agent testified that Trump had the impression from the outset that he could go to the Capitol and grew increasingly angry as it became evident that security concerns would prohibit such a move.

Describing Trump as being in a “furious” state, the agent recounted the president’s insistence, saying, “I’m the effing president, take me up to the Capitol now.”

This testimony corroborates explosive accounts provided earlier by Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who claimed Trump had lunged at a Secret Service agent and grabbed the steering wheel of the presidential vehicle in a desperate attempt to reach the Capitol.

While Trump and his allies have vehemently denied Hutchinson’s version of events, the newly released transcript adds weight to her claims and highlights the former president’s agitation and singular focus on reaching the Capitol that day.

Furthermore, the transcript sheds light on the frantic efforts made by Trump’s advisors and family members to persuade him to call off the rioters once the situation at the Capitol turned violent.

According to the agent, White House officials, including Ivanka Trump and Counsel Pat Cipollone, repeatedly implored the president to issue a statement urging his supporters to stand down and leave the Capitol.

However, Trump initially resisted these appeals, displaying more concern with stoking the crowd’s anger than quelling the violence.

It wasn’t until several hours into the riot, after significant damage had been inflicted and multiple casualties had occurred, that Trump finally released a video message telling his supporters, “We love you, you’re very special,” but urging them to “go home in peace.”

The transcript presents a damning portrayal of a president willing to allow the Capitol to be overrun and democracy to be undermined in a desperate bid to cling to power following his loss in the 2020 election.

It raises serious questions about Trump’s fitness for office and his disregard for the rule of law, as he actively encouraged and enabled a violent insurrection rather than taking steps to prevent it.

These revelations are likely to intensify calls for Trump to be held accountable for his role in inciting the Capitol riot, which resulted in his historic second impeachment by the House of Representatives.

They also underscore the significance of the January 6 committee’s work in investigating the attack and assembling a comprehensive narrative of the events that transpired on that fateful day.

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