Meadows and Cipollone then walked a few steps over to the Oval Office dining room, and Hutchinson was in earshot. At the same time, Meadows was fielding a phone call from Republican lawmaker Jim Jordan, who was inside the Capitol was it was under siege. Hutchinson said she could hear the group, including Trump, talking about “the hang Mike Pence chant” that the mob was shouting by then. She did not, however, hear what Trump said.After Meadows and Cipollone finished talking to Trump, they had another exchange where Cipollone continued to press Meadows to get the president to call off his bloodthirsty supporters. “You heard him, Pat, he thinks Mike deserves it,” Hutchinson quoted Meadows telling Cipollone about what the two men just heard from Trump. “He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.”
-The 45th president threw his lunch against the wall after then-Attorney General Bill Barr publicly announced in December 2020 the Department of Justice had found no evidence of widespread election fraud.-Four days before the riot, Meadows warned Hutchinson “things might get real, real bad on Jan. 6.”-Trump demanded the Secret Service let armed people into the “Stop the Steal” rally because the crowd did not look large enough in camera shots, saying at one point: “They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f—ing mags [magnetometers] away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here.”-White House counsel Pat Cipollone said the administration would be charged with “every crime imaginable” if Trump traveled to the Capitol building with the rioters.-After rioters breached the Capitol, Meadows informed Cipillone that Trump didn’t “want to do anything.”-When Cipollone told Meadows that rioters were “literally calling for the vice president [Mike Pence] to be f–ing hung,” Hutchinson recalled, Meadows said of Trump: “You heard him, Pat. He thinks Mike deserves it. He doesn’t think they’re doing anything wrong.”-Both Meadows and Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani expressed interest in receiving a presidential pardon for their involvement in the events of Jan. 6.-A number of White House staffers – including Meadows, Cipollone, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner – urged the president to make a forceful speech denouncing the violence the following day out of fear of the 25th Amendment being invoked.