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Trump's had bad moments, but few worse than Cassidy Hutchinson's testimony

By Dan Balz

29 Jun 2022 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

A WaPo analysis of the Cassidy Hutchinson testimony questioning whether it would make people rethink consider Donald Trump as a 2024 Presidential elections.

Former president Donald Trump has had some bad days recently, but perhaps none worse than Tuesday, when former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson delivered the most alarming testimony yet about his behavior during the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol.

Her testimony before the House select committee's Jan. 6 investigation probably left the former president more vulnerable legally, though ultimately that will be for the Department of Justice to decide. Equally important, it threatens to further weaken him politically, despite the hold he has retained on much of the Republican Party's base. More Republicans will be asking themselves if this is the person they want as their nominee in 2024. Taken as a whole, it was devastating in the extreme.

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