Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testifies before Georgia grand jury
By Jake Tapper, Jason Morris and Sara Murray, CNNUpdated: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 01:16:03 GMTSource: CNNFormer White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson on Wednesday testified before a Georgia special grand juryBy Jake Tapper, Jason Morris and Sara Murray, CNN
Updated: Thu, 17 Nov 2022 01:16:03 GMT
Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson on Wednesday testified before a Georgia special grand jury investigating efforts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, according to a statement from her attorneys.
"Ms. Hutchinson was pleased to cooperate with the Fulton County Special Purpose Grand Jury and answer questions today with respect to its inquiry into events surrounding the 2020 election," her attorneys said in the statement.
Earlier Wednesday, CNN saw Fulton County sheriff's deputies open the gate at the courthouse garage where many grand jury witnesses have arrived and greet two black SUVs with Hutchinson and others as they pulled into a secure area.
CNN reported earlier this week that Hutchinson, a former aide for Trump White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, was scheduled to appear before the Fulton County grand jury in district attorney Fani Willis' investigation into 2020 election interference.
Hutchinson has previously cooperated with the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, and Justice Department investigations, and CNN reported last month that Willis had secured her cooperation in the district attorney's investigation.
Hutchinson, CNN previously reported, could offer Georgia prosecutors insights about what she witnessed in the West Wing, as well as specific steps her former boss took related to Georgia. In public testimony before the January 6 committee this summer, she revealed how Trump and his inner circle were warned about the potential for violence on that day and how the former president wanted to join the throngs of his supporters at the Capitol.
The Georgia probe -- set off by an hour-long January 2021 phone call from Trump to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger asking him to "find" the votes necessary for Trump to win the Peach State -- has steadily expanded with time.