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Jan. 6 Witness Account of Trump Outburst Gets Fresh Scrutiny

  • Trump said to lunge for steering wheel, former aide testified
  • Secret Service agents said to dispute her description of event
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Highlights From Jan. 6 Hearing With Cassidy Hutchinson
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A former White House aide’s account of then-President Donald Trump lunging for the steering wheel of his armored vehicle is facing closer scrutiny a day after her vivid testimony to a House panel investigating the Capitol insurrection.

Tony Ornato, a long-time Secret Service agent who was working at the time as a deputy chief of staff to Trump, has told people that Cassidy Hutchinson’s account to the House committee isn’t consistent with his understanding of the incident, according to a person familiar with Ornato’s denial who spoke on condition of anonymity.