두 명의 비밀 경호원, 토니 오르나토와 로버트 엥겔, are prepared to testify before Congress that then-President Donald Trump did not lunge at a steering wheel or assault them in an attempt to go to the Capitol 1 월 동안. 6 폭동, a source close to the Secret Service told Fox News’ David Spunt this week.
그만큼 explosive new allegations were made on Tuesday by Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
A series of social media posts accumulated this week in which colleagues and opponents of Ornato have accused him of failing to tell the truth in the past and being a habitual liar.
“Tony Ornato sure seems to deny conversations he’s apparently had,” claimed Olivia Troye, former White House Homeland Security advisor under Mike Pence. “First this one with Keith Kellogg in ‘I Alone Can Fix It’ [과] now he’s denying the story he told Cassidy Hutchinson. Those of us who worked w/ Tony know where his loyalties lie. He should testify under oath.”
“Tony Ornato lied about me too,” said CNN’s Alyssa Farah Griffin. “During the protests at Lafayette Sq. 에 2020, I told Mark Meadows [과] Ornato they needed to warn press staged there before clearing the square. Meadows replied: ‘We aren’t doing that.’”
그녀는 덧붙였다, “Tony later lied [과] said the exchange never happened. He knows it did.”
The whirlwind of attacks on Ornato’s trustworthiness caught the attention of Kinzinger, who publicly commented that Ornato lies often.
“There seems to be a major thread here… Tony Ornato likes to lie,” Kinzinger wrote.
대표. Liz Cheney declined to comment on the possibility of Secret Service members testifying in front of the 1 월. 6 위원회 after two agents disputed claims about Trump’s behavior during the riots.
When pressed on whether the Secret Service members would speak on growing narrative discrepancies in witness testimonies, Cheney demurred.
“The committee has spoken to both Mr. Ornato and Mr. Engel, and we welcome additional testimony, under oath, from both of them, and from anybody else in the Secret Service who has information about any of these issues,” Cheney told ABC News.