Young Aide Who Testified About Jan. 6 Pens a Book

Cassidy Hutchinson was a key witness in hearings on Capitol riot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 14, 2023 1:09 PM CDT
Ex-Trump Aide Who Testified About Jan. 6 Has Book Coming
Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, is sworn in to testify as the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol continues in Washington, June 28, 2022. Hutchinson, who provided testimony damaging to Trump, has a book out Sept. 26.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

A former White House aide to President Trump who became a prominent congressional witness against him and his allies in the wake of the Jan. 6 siege of the US Capitol has an upcoming book, reports the AP. Enough by Cassidy Hutchinson will be released Sept. 26. "With Enough, she provides a riveting account of her extraordinary experiences as an idealistic young woman thrust into the middle of a national crisis," per publisher Simon & Schuster's announcement. At age 24, "she risked everything to tell the truth about some of the most powerful people in Washington and some of the most consequential events in recent American history."

In testimony last year to the House Jan. 6 committee, Hutchinson recalled the Secret Service resisting Trump's demands that he join the mob of supporters trying to disrupt congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden's electoral victory. She alleged that members of Trump's inner circle dangled job opportunities and financial assistance while she was cooperating with the committee. She also testified that her own lawyer—a former ethics counsel in the Trump White House—told her "the less you remember, the better." "It feels ridiculous, because in my heart I knew where my loyalties lied, and my loyalties lied with the truth," she told the committee. "And I never wanted to diverge from that."

Hutchinson, a native of Pennington, New Jersey, previously worked in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs and as an intern for such Republicans as Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana and Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. Financial terms for her memoir were not disclosed. Hutchinson was represented by Robert Barnett, the DC attorney whose clients have included former President Obama and former President George W. Bush. (More Cassidy Hutchinson stories.)

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