An email obtained by the Daily Caller exposes star witness Cassidy Hutchinson’s pleas for financial assistance from former Trump administration officials, but she was rejected by at least one official who she later testified against.
In an email sent to a former Trump official in early February, Hutchinson said she was having trouble affording a legal team and asked to be put in contact with fundraising organizations or attorneys that could assist her, according to reporting by the Daily Caller.
I was subpoenaed by the 1/6 Committee on November 9, 2020 [sic 2021], but was not formally served until Wednesday, January 26, 2021 [sic 2022]. I’ve had difficulty securing a legal team, and was hoping you may be able to put me in contact with any fundraising organizations and/or attorneys that are involved in this process,” one email read.
A separate email told of her family’s financial woes. “My aunt and uncle applied to refinance their house to loosen up some money since I don’t have much immediate family, but they weren’t approved,” she wrote.
Multiple sources confirmed to the Caller that White House Chief of Staff, and Hutchinson’s former boss, Mark Meadows would not reply to her pleas for help as he did not want to appear to be improperly influencing her testimony.
“Cassidy Hutchinson reached out to various people in Trump world asking for both financial assistance and help finding a lawyer. She told us she was in significant financial distress, had no family that could help, and couldn’t even afford food. She also told us Mark Meadows wouldn’t return her calls,” a person with first-hand knowledge told the Daily Caller under the condition on anonymity.
That person said Trump’s PAC eventually agreed to help her financially and recommend attorneys in sympathy due to her age and lack of employment.
“She reached out to Trump world and was like, ‘Hey. The committee reached out to me. I really need help.’ She didn’t have a job. She didn’t have money to pay a lawyer. Trump has been trying to be really helpful, especially with young people who weren’t like bad actors on J6, like get you a lawyer. Pay for it,” said another former Senior Trump official.
Those officials cast doubt on the “bombshell” testimony she would eventually go on to give during a live hearing.
“Every conversation that she described that she had with people from McCarthy to Ratcliffe to Cipollone never happened,” an official said.