Rep. Jamie Raskin says anyone who wants to address Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony can do so under oath

U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin, a Democratic member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, said he found a former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson to be a “100% credible witness” and encouraged anyone who disagreed with her to testify under oath as well.

“Mrs. Hutchinson has testified under oath in front of millions of people,” Raskin said. “All we’ve heard are anonymous reports that someone disagrees. We encourage anyone who has any evidence relevant to our investigation to come forward and testify under oath.”

Raskin made the comments in an interview with CBS News congressional correspondent Scott MacFarlane Wednesday, the day after Hutchinson testified that former President Donald Trump knew that some of his supporters were armed near the Ellipse that day, and that he nevertheless wanted metal detectors removed. Hutchinson also testified that she was told by top Secret Service agent Anthony Ornato that the President… tried to take the wheeland that he lashed out at his Secret Service chief, Bobby Engel, when his request to go to the Capitol was denied on January 6.

A source close to secret service told CBS News that Engel and the driver are willing to testify under oath that neither man was physically assaulted or assaulted by Trump, and that the former president never jumped at the wheel of the vehicle.

Hutchinson’s attorney said on Wednesday that Hutchinson “stands by all the testimony she gave yesterday.” Raskin said on Wednesday he had heard nothing to contradict Hutchinson’s testimony.

Raskin said most of the things Hutchinson said to the committee “have not been challenged at all”.

“For example, the really important and central claims have not been questioned in any way,” Raskin told CBS News. “When she told us that Donald Trump was aware that there were armed people – and he was frustrated that they were being kept out of the large crowd of his gathering because of the metal detectors – and he wanted the metal detectors to come out so that his people could come in, and he wasn’t afraid of these people because they wouldn’t hurt him — that’s an extraordinary revelation, and they don’t even bother to challenge that or anything else she said.”

The committee is expected to continue hearings in July.

“All I can say is that I found her to be an extremely credible, incredible witness,” Raskin continued. “It’s possible that the story she repeated, you know, has some flaws according to someone else’s interpretation, who knows. But that’s what the investigative process is about. I mean, we’re not in a court where we’re trying all these We’re trying to get all the witnesses in so the whole country can hear together, and we can all make a judgment. But I’ve found she’s a 100% credible witness.”