Rudy Guiliani / Mark Meadows

Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows sought pardons for their role in the Jan. 6 riots, former aide said.
Former Meadows aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified to the Jan. panel that the two wanted pardons.
Multiple members of Congress also sought pardons after January 6, the Committee has said.

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top White House aide, testified on Tuesday that Rudy Giuliani and Mark Meadows sought presidential pardons from President Donald Trump after the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. 

Hutchinson revealed the detail during a public hearing conducted by the House committee investigating the January 6 siege.

The president’s former lawyer and former chief of staff are the latest additions to a growing list of people close to Trump, including members of Congress, who asked for pardons based on their involvement in the events leading up to the riot. 

The committee also revealed in a previous hearing that conservative legal scholar John Eastman, who played a key role in the pressure campaign targeting then-Vice President Mike Pence, emailed Giuliani on January 7: “Third, I’ve decided I should be on the pardon list if that is still in the works.” 

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