One of the biggest surprises from the committee hearing on January 6 came from Cassidy Hutchinson, who said that last week in a taped deposition she explained how Republican lawmakers pushed for blanket pardons for attendees of a Dec. 21 White House meeting.
Media learned that Hutchinson, a former assistant to Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, will make a surprise live appearance before the panel today during an unannounced hearing. On Monday, the committee said it will hold a hearing on Tuesday “to present freshly discovered material and collect witness testimony,” but as of Tuesday morning, it had not formally announced any witnesses or offered further information.
The hearing’s confidentiality seems out of place given that Hutchinson’s collaboration with the committee has been an open and well-known truth.
Hutchinson is expected to uncover something explosive when she testifies, which is expected given the urgency of the hearing and the significant evidence she has already provided to the Democratic-led committee.