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Jan. 6 Surprise Witness Is Biggest TV Draw of Daytime Hearings

Cassidy Hutchinson

Cassidy Hutchinson

Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The Jan. 6 House hearing centered on an insider’s account by a White House aide attracted more than 13 million viewers Tuesday, the most-watched of the committee’s daytime sessions. 

The identity of the witness, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former assistant to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, was kept secret until just prior to the hastily-arranged hearing.