Mick Mulvaney turns on Trump, warns worse is coming: ‘It’s never the crime. It’s always the coverup’

Former Trump administration official Mick Mulvaney has bought into all of the shocking allegations made against former President Donald Trump on Tuesday by former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson and Rep. Liz Cheney.

So much so, in fact, that after Tuesday’s Jan. 6th committee hearing, he predicted the beginning of the end for Trump.

“There is an old maxim: it’s never the crime, it’s always the coverup. Things went very badly for the former President today. My guess is that it will get worse from here,” he tweeted.

Speaking before the Jan. 6th commission, Hutchinson, who’d served as former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’ top aide, made a number of bombshell claims that could pose big problems for Trump if proven true.

Mulvaney made it clear in his tweets posted following the hearing that he, for his part, completely believes everything Hutchinson said.

“I know her. I don’t think she is lying,” he wrote.

The problem is that cracks have already begun to appear in her story, namely in one of the biggest bombshell allegations she made.

Hutchinson testified that after the riot nearly two years ago, another aide, Tony Ornato, told her that the then-president had essentially attacked two of his own Secret Service agents.

Ornato allegedly told her that as the two agents, lead agent Robert Engel and the unnamed driver, were driving Trump back to the White House following the “Stop the Steal” rally, he demanded they take him to the Capitol, where at the time the Jan. 6th riot was underway.

The agents refused, noting that the Capitol wasn’t secure, and this allegedly outraged the then-president.

“Tony described him as being ‘irate.’ The president said something to the effect of ‘I’m the f–king president, take me up to the Capitol now,’ to which Bobby [lead agent Robert Engel] responded, ‘Sir, we have to go back to the West Wing,’” Hutchinson claimed Tuesday.

The then-president then allegedly tried to reach for the steering wheel and attacked his own agents.

“The President reached up towards the front of the vehicle to grab at the steering wheel. Mr. Engel grabbed his arm, said, ‘Sir, you need to take your hand off the steering wheel, we’re going back to the West Wing, we’re not going to the Capitol.’ Mr. Trump then used his free hand to lunge towards Bobby Engel, and when Mr. Ornato had recounted this story to me, he had motioned towards his clavicles,” she continued.

But following Hutchinson’s testimony, word broke that Ornato, Engel and the unnamed driver are all willing to testify against her:

According to The Hill, she also testified that Trump tried to stop his security detail from confiscating his supporters’ weapons, that Trump had a habit of throwing dishes on the wall when angry, that Meadows’ and Trump’s former personal attorney Rudy Giuliani had requested Jan. 6th pardons, and that Trump had said “Mike deserves it” in response to reports that his supporters were calling for then-Vice President Mike Pence to be hanged.

Cheney meanwhile alleged during Tuesday’s hearings that the former president’s associates have been trying to pressure Jan. 6th witnesses.

As proof, she read a couple of text messages she’d received from the witnesses.

“What they said to me is as long as I continue to be a team player, they know that I’m on the team, I’m doing the right thing, I’m protecting who I need to protect, you know, I’ll continue to stay in the good graces in Trump world,” one of the messages read.

“And they have reminded me a couple of times that Trump does read transcripts and just keep that in mind as I proceed through my depositions and interviews with the committee,” it continued.

Trump has for his part denied all of the allegations against him, though some pundits continue to believe them anyway …


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