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The sixth Jan. 6 hearing: Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony, metal detectors seem to help reveal a ‘smoking gun’

And after today’s hearing, where should the investigation go from here? Today, we invite top political minds to discuss, inform and shed more light on what we are learning.

Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, testifies as the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol on Tuesday.


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In an inside view of what was happening inside the White House on January 6, White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson‘s testimony, gives a play-by-play of the West Wing leading up to the insurrection, stating that Trump didn’t want to stop Capitol attack.

As Hutchinson gave a complete rundown of the various types of erratic behavior Trump acted out on a regular basis, she also mentioned how he tried to grab the steering wheel from a Secret Service agent while being driven back to the White House after the Jan. 6 rally inside of a limo.

Some say that after listening to Hutchinson’s testimony regarding Trump reaching for the steering wheel of the limo, this demonstrates real evidence of a narcissistic, unstable person who has no business holding public office.

Then there are those who think even more information came out in the hearing today, where Trump wanted metal detectors taken away for Jan. 6, saying armed rallygoers were not there to hurt him.

And what about the people involved in the Jan. 6 riot who are asking for pardons? Many wonder if doing so is an admission of guilt.

While today’s hearing leaves us with more information to digest, we invite listeners to share their thoughts, ideas, questions and concerns with experts in the field of political science.


Dr. Robert Stein

  • Lena Goal-man Fox Professor of Political Science, Rice University

Dr. Paul Brace

  • Clarence L. Carter Chair of Legal Studies, Department of Political Science, Rice University.

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