“In Trump’s White House, Hutchinson had extraordinary access and in the eyes of many White House staffers, she had inordinate power. Some derisively called her ‘Chief Cassidy,’ and even House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s staff asked White House aides why she was in on legislative meetings. The first in her family to go to college, she loved her job. ‘It was her dream,’ one former White House official said. ‘She saw the magnitude of what she was doing.'” WaPo (Gift Article) with an interesting look at Cassidy Hutchinson’s path from trusted insider to explosive witness.

+ “The January 6 hearings, culminating yesterday with Hutchinson’s testimony, have thrilled many Trump opponents. They must be easily amused. Was there any doubt about Trump’s amorality? The most striking aspect of the timeline now established is not the revelation of guilt but the long-known fact that the country was saved by pure indolence.” The Atlantic: The Dumbest Coup Attempt. It was dumb. It was sloppy. And it almost worked.

+ The Jan. 6 insurrection issued a subpoena to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone.