Mulvaney uses Cassidy Hutchinson’s dubious testimony to trash Mark Meadows: Ran West Wing like a ‘clown show’

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Former Trump White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney railed against Mark Meadows who succeeded him, claiming he was “detached” and ran the West Wing like a “clown show” as it “fell apart” during the administration’s final days of “anarchy.”

Mulvaney, who has taken a decidedly anti-Trump leftist turn since leaving the White House, appeared on CNN’s “Tonight” Wednesday to blast Republicans whom he says should be paying attention to the Jan. 6 inquisition and used the highly questionable testimony of Cassidy Huchinson to do it.

“Mark seems to have gone through a very dark period. He was apparently, according to Cassidy, detached from the job. I don’t know if he was having some sort of event where he could not engage. But I think Mark is in a really strange place. And my guess is if he testifies, and he may be compelled to testify because he’s not under criminal indictment yet but criminal referral to the Department of Justice. My guess is we’ll see him take the Fifth Amendment more often than not,” Mulvaney charged.

“Do you think Mark Meadows betrayed the country with what we know now about his actions around January 6?” anchor Kasie Hunt asked him.

“That case is being made, but the hearings are not over. There may be five or six or eight witnesses that come out and say Cassidy was lying under oath, and I’ll be wrong about giving her the benefit of the doubt that I have up until this time. This process is not over, and we need to see it through to the end,” he continued.

“That being said, as a former chief of staff, I picked up on things in Cassidy’s testimony that really frightened me. It was the way the West Wing was running. It wasn’t running. It was anarchy. It was chaos. It was a clown show with folks like Rudy Giuliani and Lin Wood and Peter Navarro in the Oval Office with the smart people disengaged,” the former Republican congressman from South Carolina and former special envoy to Northern Ireland charged.

“It’s up to the chief of staff, me, Mark Meadows, John Kelly, to make sure the West Wing functions properly because there are protections in place to make sure things like January 6th don’t happen. And that system fell apart under Mark’s watch. While the president is ultimately responsible for the people he hires, the chief of staff bears a great deal of responsibility when it comes to running that office,” he asserted, throwing Meadows under the bus.

He also claimed that Meadows would not be the “most credible” witness to testify in front of the Jan. 6 committee and that he would be more inclined to believe former White House counsel Pat Cipollone over Meadows. Cipollone is scheduled to testify before the committee on Friday.

During the CNN interview, Mulvaney disingenuously stated that “Folks, especially in my party, are looking at Donald Trump as damaged.”

Mulvaney wrote an op-ed that was published by USA Today where he stated, “Things could get very dark for the former president.”

He also wrote a column for the Charlotte Observer as well, taking aim at Republicans, “When Republicans start testifying under oath that other Republicans lost the 2020 election and then broke the law to try to change that, Republicans should pay attention. Everyone should.”

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