Imagine you’re an ambitious young staffer in the White House. Now imagine that you’re in that role under Donald Trump, on January 6, the day of the violent riot at the Capitol. Cassidy Hutchinson lived through that exact scenario, and was faced with a choice between her country and her career. She chose her country…eventually.
After her initial interviews with the committee investigating January 6, Hutchinson dealt with guilt and fear. Following the instructions of her lawyer, she didn’t offer much information. But later, as she grappled with her testimony, Hutchinson realized she had become complicit in actions that went against her principles. She resolved to tell the truth, and the bombshells started to drop.