New book alleges Trump's ex-chief of staff's suits smelled 'like a bonfire' from burning papers

She intended to work for the former president after the riot

Trump Aide Book Cassidy Hutchinson | AP

Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide in Donald Trump's White House says chief of staff Mark Meadows burned papers so often after the 2020 election that it left his office smoky and even prompted his wife to complain that his suits smelled like a bonfire, an AP report reads.

In the book titled 'Enough', Hutchinson writes that a former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani groped her during the January 6 riots, an allegation Giuliani called absurd. On Giuliani groping her she wrote, “His hand slips under my blazer, then my skirt.” “I feel his frozen fingertips trail up my thigh. He tilts his chin up. The whites of his eyes looked jaundiced. My eyes dart to John Eastman, who flashes a leering grin.”

In a testimony to the congressional committee that was investigating the January 6 riots, that she intended to work for the former president after the riot, except, Trump did not want her. 

Hutchinson was a top aide to Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff. In her book, Hutchinson outlines reasons for the actions behind Trump's criminal charges.  She also states that Meadows' wife complained that his suits smell of campfire from burning so many documents.

Under the Presidential Records Act, White House staffers are required to preserve their documents and send them to the National Archives. She wrote that she didn't know what papers Meadows was burning. 

She also makes note of an incident on January 6, where an irate Trump asked to be taken to the Capitol. When a Secret Service agent rebuffed him, Trump reached for the steering wheel and then for the agent's neck.

She was asked to declassification of documents during the final month of the administration. 

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