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A former aide to former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows testified that Donald Trump allegedly wanted to go to the Capitol alongside rioters on January 6th going so far as to become 'irate' with a Secret Service Agent.
On Tuesday, Cassidy Hutchinson testified in front of the House Select Committee describing how former president Trump and other White House officials reacted to the violent mob that emerged following Trump's rally on the Ellipse.
The former aide told the committee that Trump wanted to go back to the Capitol on January 6th despite security concerns.
Hutchinson recalled a conversation between herself and Anthony Ornato, the former White House chief of operations, who said Trump reacting 'irate' when he and a secret service agent Robert "Bobby" Engel refused to take him to the Capitol.
"The president said something to the affect of 'I'm the f-ing president take me up to the Capitol now'", Hutchinson testified.
Hutchinson said when Engel again refused to take Trump to the Capitol, the former President tried to grab the steering wheel of the vehicle.
"Mr. Trump then used his free hand to lunge toward Bobby Engel and when Mr. Ornato had recounted the story to me he motioned toward his clavicles," Hutchinson recalled.
\u201c"I'm the f'n president. Take me up to the Capitol now" -- Hutchinson testifies that Trump GRABBED AT THE STEERING WHEEL of a car to try to force the secret service to take him to the Capitol\u201d