The Secret Service is denying a story told by a former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson that former President Trump tried to choke his Secret Service driver in a fit of rage on Jan. 6, 2021.
On Tuesday Cassidy Hutchinson also told the House special committee that an unhinged Mr. Trump tried to grab the presidential limousine’s steering wheel during the assault as he was driven from the “Stop the Steal” rally.
Citing “a source close to the Secret Service,” NBC News White House reporter Peter Alexander said Tuesday evening that this didn’t happen.
“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,” Peter Alexander posted on Twitter.
That incident also has not been mentioned in numerous tell-all books about Mr. Trump’s time in the White House.