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Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., announced Thursday that a Secret Service agent who could testify before the committee January 6 on a timeline of events unfolding around Former President Donald Trump in the riot “likes to lie.”
Two Secret Service agents, Tony Ornato and Robert Engel, were prepared to testify before Congress that then-President Donald Trump did not swerve or attack them in his attempt to get to the Capitol. during the January 6 riotsa source close to the Secret Service told Fox News’ David Spunt this week.
The spark new accusations was launched on Tuesday by Cassidy Hutchinson, a former top aide to Trump’s White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
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A flurry of social media posts has accumulated this week in which Ornato’s colleagues and opponents have accused him in the past of not telling the truth and of being a frequent liar.
“Tony Ornato certainly seems to reject the conversations he’s had,” said Olivia Troye, a former White House Homeland Security adviser under Mike Pence. “First this scene with Keith Kellogg from ‘I Alone Can Fix It’ [and] now he is denying the story he told Cassidy Hutchinson. Those of us who have worked with Tony know where his loyalty lies. He should testify under oath. “
“Tony Ornato also lied about me,” said CNN’s Alyssa Farah Griffin. “During the protest at Lafayette Sq. In 2020, I spoke to Mark Meadows [and] Ornato they need to warn the press that was held there before clearing the square. Meadows replied: ‘We don’t do that.’ ”
She added, “Tony then lied [and] indicates that the exchange never happened. He knows it did. “
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The whirlwind attack on Ornato’s credibility caught the attention of Kinzinger, who openly remarked that Ornato frequently lied.
“There seems to be a major theme here… Tony Ornato loves to lie,” Kinzinger wrote.
Representative Liz Cheney declined to comment on the possibility of Secret Service members testifying first Committee of January 6 after two agents disputed statements about Trump’s conduct during the riot.
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When you click on view Secret Service member Cheney will talk about the growing narrative discrepancies in witness testimony, Cheney denied.
“The committee has spoken to both Mr Ornato and Mr Engel, and we welcome additional testimony, under oath, from both of you and from anyone else in the Secret Service with information on any matter. any of these,” Cheney told ABC News.