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Cassidy Hutchinson’s desk was mere steps from the most controversial president in recent American history. Now, she provides a riveting account of her extraordinary experiences as an idealistic young woman thrust into the middle of a national crisis, where she risked everything to tell the truth about some of the most powerful people in Washington.
Ever since a childhood visit to Washington, DC, Cassidy Hutchinson aspired to serve her country in government. Raised in a working-class family with a military background, she was the first in her immediate family to graduate from college. Despite having no ties to Washington, Hutchinson landed a vital position at the center of the Trump White House.
Her life took a dramatic turn on January 6th, 2021, when, at twenty-four, she found herself in one of the most extraordinary and unprecedented calamities in modern political history.
Hutchinson was faced with a choice between loyalty to the Trump administration or loyalty to the country by revealing what she saw and heard in the attempt to overthrow a democratic election. She bravely came forward to become the pivotal witness in the House January 6 investigations, as her testimony transfixed and stunned the nation. In her memoir, Hutchinson reveals the struggle between the pressures she confronted to toe the party line and the demands of the oath she swore to defend American democracy.
Enough reaches far beyond the typical insider political account. It’s the saga of a woman whose fierce determination helped her overcome childhood challenges to get her dream job, only to face a crisis of conscience—one that more senior White House aides tried to evade—and, in the process, find her voice and herself. This is a portrait of how the courage of one person can change the course of history.
The celebrated White House aide recalls Donald Trump's desperate attempt to cling to power in this dramatic debut memoir. Hutchinson, a former special assistant to President Trump and his chief of staff Mark Meadows, recaps her explosive testimony before the House Select Committee on the January 6 U.S. Capitol attack, alleging that Trump threw his lunch at the wall when Attorney General William Barr concluded that there was no voter fraud; discussed the idea of invoking the Insurrection Act to overturn the election results; plotted with his aides and lawyers to have the crowd at his January 6 rally move to the Capitol; demanded that armed supporters be allowed into the rally; and when Secret Service agent Bobby Engel refused to drive him to the Capitol after the rally, grabbed the limo steering wheel and lunged for Engel's throat. Also prominent in her narrative are Meadows, who fed Trump's delusions and helped organize Trump's schemes while burning sensitive documents in his fireplace; and Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, whom Hutchinson accuses of fondling her during the rally. Lurking in the background is Hutchinson's testy relationship with her father, depicted as an eccentric Trump supporter who gifted her with deer organs to bolster her warrior spirit. This is a colorful and disturbing account of the unhinged narcissism and chaos of Trump's presidency.
Not a Hero
Like Pence she did what was right for her moral compass and country. I do appreciate her for that.
She really is a hero.
I really appreciate Cassidy’s spirit and integrity. She and Liz Chenney redeems Republicans for me. Thank you for your courage Cassidy.
Great read from a great American
Very enjoyable read. I don’t have a lot of extra time to read books that days, but thoroughly enjoyed this one!!