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Former Trump aides vouch for credibility of bombshell Jan. 6 witness: 'I don't think she's lying'

Several former Trump administration officials vouched for the credibility of Jan. 6 committee witness Cassidy Hutchinson, who dropped several bombshell revelations during her testimony Tuesday.

Hutchinson, a former aide to former President Donald Trump's final White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, told lawmakers that Trump requested that Jan. 6 rallygoers be allowed to keep their firearms, grabbed the steering wheel of the presidential limo when he was told he couldn't join the protesters at the Capitol, and hurled his lunch against the wall in anger when former Attorney General William Barr publicly contradicted Trump's stolen election claims.

"This is explosive stuff," tweeted Mick Mulvaney, who was Trump's acting chief of staff before Meadows took the job. "If Cassidy is making this up," the aides and agents involved "will need to say that. If she isn't they will have to corroborate. I know her. I don't think she is lying,"

Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, previously chief of staff to then-first lady Melania Trump, posted that she was "proud of Cassidy and all who have chosen to stand up for the truth."

Former White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews also weighed in. "Anyone downplaying Cassidy Hutchinson's role or her access in the West Wing either doesn't understand how the Trump WH worked or is attempting to discredit her because they're scared of how damning this testimony is," she tweeted.