Hutchinson was an official White House aide during the final days of the Trump administration.
In a shocking hearing from the January 6th panel, Hutchinson claimed White House Deputy Chief of Staff Tony Ornato told her former president Donald Trump tried to commandeer the Suburban during the riot in the capitol and then became angry after Secret Service agent Bobby Engel attempted in to stop him.
Hutchinson stated that Trump “said something to the effect of, ‘I'm the effing president, take me up to the Capitol now.'”
One Fox News staffer reportedly said to Daily Beast's Justin Baragona, “Yeah, I don't know how you possibly spin this,” following the testimony of Hutchinson.
Fox News reporters carried a similar message during their broadcast.
Fox News' Bret Baier said that Hutchinson's testimony was “jaw-dropping.”
“I've covered politics for a long time,” Baier stated. “I don't think there has been testimony like this — that is kind of jaw-dropping, in a way — on the inside workings of a White House in crisis after, you know, at this moment, January 6th, that we have seen since Watergate.”
Fox News host Geraldo Rivera has praised Baier's “fair, accurate, complete, and balanced,” review of Hutchinson's testimony. Rivera said that Hutchinson's testimony was “damning” and a “bombshell,” prior to stating that Hutchinson “deserves a Presidential Medal of Freedom.”
CNN's Jake Tapper heavily promoted Hutchinson's testimony, however, he acknowledged Hutchinson's testimony was “as of now, it is hearsay.”
But, just after her testimony was recorded, NBC and ABC confirmed that Secret Service agents who were together with Trump on the 6th of January were willing to testify under oath that Trump has never tried to take the steering wheel of the president's Suburban or assaulted any agent.