- Donald Trump says he also wants the Secret Service files relating to the Capitol riot.
- In an article on Truth Social, he said he wanted them to be revealed “much more” than the Jan. 6 panel.
- He claimed the records would refute claims that he tried to suffocate a Secret Service agent.
Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he, too, wants the Secret Service records of the Capitol riot released.
In an article on Truth Social, Trump said he wanted those tapes to come to light “much more” than the Jan. 6 panel investigating the Capitol riot.
Trump said these “Secret Service tapes” would debunk “the ridiculous and defamatory story of me supposedly choking a big, strong Secret Service agent around the neck” on the day of the riot.
“Likewise, there was no throwing of food, and I did not want to be surrounded by ‘armed’ strangers while speaking ‘peacefully and patriotically,'” Trump wrote.
According to explosive testimony given by Cassidy Hutchinson, one of Trump’s top White House aides, the former president threw himself on Robert Engel, the head of his security service, after learning he could not join. his supporters on Capitol Hill in January. 6, 2021.
Hutchinson also testified that Trump once threw her lunch against a wall in a fit of anger, saying she saw “ketchup running down the wall” and a “broken china plate on the floor.”
Trump disputed Hutchinson’s account, saying throwing away his lunch was not his “thing”. He also said it would have been difficult for him to attack a Secret Service agent given his physical strength.
The Secret Service has come under scrutiny for purging the text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021. The agency says the deletion was part of a routine device replacement program.
The Jan. 6 panel subpoenaed the Secret Service for the messages last week, but received only one message from the agency on Tuesday.