29 Jun 2022

Explosive revelations about Donald Trump's state of mind on January 6th

From Nine To Noon, 9:05 am on 29 June 2022
Cassidy Hutchinson, a top former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, testifies during the sixth hearing by the House Select Committee on the 6 January US Capitol riots.

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Damning testimony has emerged about the former US President, Donald Trump's behaviour on the day of the January 6th Capitol riots.

The US select committee investigating the storming of the Capitol held a surprise new hearing today.

 A former senior aide to the President's Chief of Staff, Cassidy Hutchinson told how Donald Trump was aware of possible violence, and that his supporters had weapons when they gathered. 

Ms Cassidy said President Trump became irate and lunged at security when he was told he would not be driven to the Capitol on January 6th because the situation was not secure. 

US correspondent Ron Elving talks to Kathryn about the  the latest powerful and stunning details that have been revealed.