WATCH: Hutchinson says Meadows predicted ‘things might get real, real bad’ on Jan. 6

Before that conversation, Hutchinson had talked to Rudy Giuliani, former attorney for then-President Donald Trump. She told the committee that Giuliani had asked her if she was excited for Jan. 6.

“We’re going to the Capitol, it’s going to be great. The president is going to be there. He’s going to look powerful,” Hutchinson said she remembered Giuliani saying. She told Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., that those interactions with Giuliani and Meadows made her scared and nervous for what was soon going to happen.

During her questioning of Hutchinson, Cheney also described the large number of weapons that were confiscated or spotted by authorities managing security during a rally for former President Donald Trump.

Cheney said the Secret Service had sent up magnetometers to screen those who wanted to view Trump’s speech at the rally. Many surrendered their weapons — pepper spray, knives, brass knuckles, Tasers, body armor, gas masks, batons — so they could enter the Ellipse where the speech was being given.

“And those were just from the people who chose to go through the security,” she added.

The hearing was announced unexpectedly a week after the Jan. 6 committee said they were taking a break until the month of July. In the year since its creation, the committee has conducted more than 1,000 interviews, seeking critical information and documents from people witness to, or involved in, the violence that day.


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