Cassidy Hutchinson, a former senior aide in the Trump White House, said under oath on Tuesday that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows sought a pardon following the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. [tweet_embed] June 29, 2022[/tweet_embed] Hutchinson publicly testified before the panel under oath during a hearing that was hastily announced on Monday, with the committee claiming that it would “present recently obtained evidence” during the unexpected event. Toward the end of the hearing, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the vice chairwoman of the committee, challenged the former aide on whether Meadows, who was her boss at the time, or whether President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani had suggested they were interested in pardons. “Mr. Meadows did seek that pardon, yes, ma’am,” Hutchinson said, also ensuring that Giuliani did as well. [tweet_embed] June 29, 2022[/tweet_embed] The news of Meadows seeking a pardon was one of several bombshells that surfaced during the hearing, with Hutchinson also suggesting that former White House counsel Pat Cipollone told Meadows that if nothing was done to call for the rioters to stop the charge. “I remember Pat [Cipollone] saying to him something to the effect of, ‘The rioters have gotten to the Capitol, Mark. We need to go down and see the president now.’ And Mark looked up at him and said, ‘He doesn’t want to do anything, Pat,’” she said. “Mark, something needs to be done, or people are going to die, or blood will be on your effing hands.” During a hearing last week, the committee revealed clips of Hutchinson and aide Johnny McEntee showed the staffers testifying that multiple GOP lawmakers close to Trump, including Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Scott Perry (R-PA), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL), attempted to be granted pardons. The committee also suggested an email sent by Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) to White House aide Molly Michael calling for pardons for himself, Gaetz, and GOP lawmakers who voted against certifying the election results. Brooks, who recently lost a primary for an Alabama Senate seat after Trump withdrew his endorsement, has not ruled out publicly testifying before the panel. Biggs and Perry have denied that they sought clemency. [tweet_embed] June 29, 2022[/tweet_embed] Hutchinson testified that top Trump aides and witnesses in the presidential car known as “the Beast” told her on Jan. 6 that when Trump was told that he would not be taken to the Capitol because violence had already broken out and it was not safe, Trump became angry and lunged at the steering wheel of the vehicle and the throat of a Secret Service official. After being told he was not going to the Capitol, Hutchinson cited Trump as saying, "I'm the f***ng president. Take me up to the Capitol now."