Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testifies

Two Things I Don’t Get From The January 6th Committee

Or at least that I’m surprised aren’t getting more notice

Eric J Scholl
4 min readJul 3, 2022


1) According to the testimony of former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson, when then-President Trump angrily demanded metal detectors be shut down at his January 6th DC rally so people could swarm in — even though law enforcement already had confirmed visual and physical evidence that many people were armed — his push-back was:

They’re not here to hurt ME.”

Yet at the same time he has always insisted, and continues to insist to this day that a great number of the so-called insurgents on that day were actually Antifa or Black Lives Matter supporters in disguise.

Which has to mean one of two things:

  1. Either he KNEW they WEREN’T Antifa, or
  2. He was happy to take that risk to jack up his crowd size

Now, this is probably not a potentially prosecutable piece of the story, because politicians are allowed to lie, and we know they do all the time, especially Trump. (That’s why having independent media is so crucial.) And it also perfectly fits Trumps pattern of knee-jerk blaming his opponents for anything he or his supporters do.



Eric J Scholl

Peabody award winning journalist. Streaming media pioneer. Played @ CBGB back in the day. Editor-In-Chief "The Chaos Report"