Former Trump White House Aide Cassidy Hutchinson Nets Book Deal

July 13, 2023

The book “Enough” by Cassidy Hutchinson, former aide to Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, is set to be released September 26, Simon & Schuster announced Thursday.

Hutchinson was a star witness during last year’s televised hearings of the House Select Committee on the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Amid her testimony, she spoke of her exasperation at her boss Meadows’ lack of urgency as rioters violently stormed the U.S. Capitol building in an attempt to stop Congress from certifying then-President-elect Biden’s 2020 election victory over then-President Trump.

Meadows has since testified before the grand jury called by Special Counsel Jack Smith in his investigation of January 6.

Four people died during the insurrection, and five police officers died of various causes following the attack.

Hutchinson caused a firestorm of debate when she detailed a story she said she’d been told by Tony Ornato, then-Assistant Director for the Secret Service, that Trump wanted to go to the Capitol with the rioters. A disagreement over Trump’s unscheduled request became physical, Hutchinson testified that Ornato told her, when Trump reached for the “clavicles” of the driver of his armored Presidential vehicle.

Ornato denied the incident occurred, though not under oath, and any possible text messages among Secret Service amid the incident were purged during a tech upgrade, according to the agency.

According to Simon & Schuster, “With ‘Enough,’ [Hutchinson] provides a riveting account of her extraordinary experiences as an idealistic young woman thrust into the middle of a national crisis.”

The publisher’s announcement adds, “She risked everything to tell the truth about some of the most powerful people in Washington and some of the most consequential events in recent American history.”

During the House committee’s investigation, Hutchinson alleged that members of Trump’s inner circle sought to influence her by saying she’d be “taken care of” with job opportunities and financial assistance. She further testified that her attorney, Stefan Passantino who’d been a Trump White House ethics counsel, told her, “The less the committee think you know, the better, the quicker it’s going to go.”

Financial terms for Hutchinson’s memoir have not been disclosed.

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