A new report of a released transcript interview with a Secret Service agent shed new light on former President Donald Trump’s actions on January 6, 2021. Trump, the presumed 2024 GOP presidential nominee, is accused of inciting the Capitol riot by spreading unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud to his supporters.

It led to a violent protest at the U.S. Capitol building as part of a larger effort to block Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory.

Trump Accuses Cheney of Lying

On Sunday, Trump re-posted an article on Truth Social stating that “Cheney sat in an interview with Secret Service driver who denied story Trump tried to commandeer presidential limo on January 6 but did not include in the final report.”

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Above the article, Trump wrote that Cheney “Should go to Jail along with the rest of the Unselect Committee!” for allegedly lying about his actions on January 6.

Secret Service Agent Disputes Cheney’s Account

According to a newly released transcript of an interview by House investigators of a Secret Service agent who drove Trump’s vehicle on January 6, the agent disputes that Trump tried to grab the steering wheel or lunged at another agent, as claimed by Cheney during a January 6 House select committee hearing in 2022.

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The transcript, reviewed by The New York Times, contradicts Cheney’s account that Trump angrily demanded to join his supporters at the Capitol.

Cheney Responds, Says Trump is “Afraid of the Truth

Cheney responded on her X account, writing, “Hi Donald, you know these are lies. You have had all the grand jury and J6 transcripts for many months.

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You’re trying to halt your 1/6 trial because your VP, W.H. counsel, W.H. aides, campaign and DOJ officials, etc, will testify against you. You’re afraid of the truth, and you should be.”

The January 6 Hearings and Testimonies

The House select committee investigating the January 6 attack has held a series of hearings to present evidence about the Capitol riot and former President Trump’s role in the violence.

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According to reports, the committee has interviewed over 1,000 witnesses and collected over 140,000 documents as part of the investigation.

Cassidy Hutchinson’s Prior Testimony

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide, testified in a January 6 House select committee hearing that Trump assaulted a Secret Service agent and grabbed the steering wheel after being told he could not go to the Capitol.

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Hutchinson said she was told of the incident by Tony Ornato, a senior Secret Service official serving as an advisor to Meadows at the time.

Trump Faces DOJ Indictment for Alleged Role in Capitol Riot

Former President Donald Trump faces four charges by the Department of Justice (DOJ) for his alleged involvement in the deadly January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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The indictment accuses Trump of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an attempt to obstruct an official proceeding, as well as conspiracy against rights.

Charge 1: Conspiracy to Defraud the U.S.

The DOJ alleges Trump conspired with associates to spread disinformation about the 2020 election to overturn the results unlawfully.

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According to the indictment, Trump and allies falsely claimed the election was stolen to persuade supporters to help halt Congress’s certification of Joe Biden’s win.

Charge 2: Conspiracy to Obstruct an Official Proceeding

Prosecutors argue Trump conspired with associates to obstruct Congress’s official proceeding to count electoral votes on January 6.

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The indictment points to statements by Trump and allies urging supporters to “stop the steal” and Trump’s message to protesters that day to “fight like hell.”

Charge 3: Obstruction of an Official Proceeding

The indictment accuses Trump of corruptly endeavoring to impede Congress’s certification of the electoral vote count, including by encouraging his supporters to march on the Capitol.

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Prosecutors cite statements in which Trump pressured Vice President Mike Pence to reject electors from certain states, even though Pence lacked authority.

Charge 4: Conspiracy Against Rights

The DOJ alleges Trump and associates conspired to intimidate and interfere with Congress’s duty under the Twelfth Amendment to verify the presidential election results.

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The indictment argues Trump’s false claims of election fraud and calls for supporters to fight against certification amounted to a conspiracy to violate lawmakers’ civil rights.

Uncertainty Remains with The Emergence of Conflicting Testimony

The House committee has not yet released a full transcript of the agent’s interview, the details and context are still unclear.

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However, if proven false, Hutchinson’s testimony could damage the credibility of the committee’s findings and weaken the case against Trump for inciting the insurrection.

Broader Context: The Fallout Between Trump and Cheney

The long-simmering feud between former President Donald Trump and Representative Liz Cheney has intensified recently.

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According to reports, Cheney’s role as vice chair of the January 6 select committee investigating the Capitol riot has angered Trump. He believes Cheney is on a “witch hunt”.

What This Means for Trump’s Upcoming January 6 Trial

The discrepancies in the testimonies cast doubt on the allegations against Trump and weaken the case presented by the House select committee investigating the insurrection.

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Trump’s legal team is likely to use the Secret Service agent’s account to challenge Hutchinson’s credibility and refute the charges of incitement of insurrection and obstruction of Congress proceedings.

Poking Holes in What Was Assumed To be An Airtight Case

The conflicting testimonies highlight the complexities of assembling an airtight case against a former president. With Trump gearing up for a potential 2024 presidential run, the DOJ faces immense pressure to obtain a conviction.

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The new revelations emphasize the need for meticulous fact-finding and incontrovertible evidence to overcome partisan divisions and secure a just outcome.