Many have said that the Trump White House was beyond anything in either government or corporate America in terms of corruption and a sick office culture, but this next story will truly turn your stomach. Cassidy Hutchinson has published a book called Enough, wherein she accounts an assault by none other than America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani. And they weren’t even alone. The “leader of conservative thought,” as he is known in some circles, John Eastman, was in the room where it happened. The Guardian:
Describing meeting with Giuliani backstage at Donald Trump’s speech near the White House before his supporters marched on Congress in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election, Hutchinson says the former New York mayor turned Trump lawyer put his hand “under my blazer, then my skirt,” Hutchinson writes.
“I feel his frozen fingers trail up my thigh,” she writes. “He tilts his chin up. The whites of his eyes look jaundiced. My eyes dart to [Trump adviser] John Eastman, who flashes a leering grin.
“I fight against the tension in my muscles and recoil from Rudy’s grip … filled with rage, I storm through the tent, on yet another quest for Mark.”
There were obviously two schools of thought in the White House that day. The traitors, the ones who were joined with Trump in overthrowing the government that day, were having a wonderful time. Giuliani was obviously feeling moonstruck and randy and it was only one o’clock in the afternoon. The normal people, the real Americans, found the hair standing up on their necks as they realized what was occurring.
Describing the events on January 6, the deadly culmination of Trump’s attempt to overturn his defeat by Joe Biden, Hutchinson writes that she “experience[d] anger, bewilderment, and a creeping sense of dread that something really horrible [was] going to happen”.
“I find Rudy in the back of the tent with, among others, John Eastman,” she continues. “The corners of his mouth split into a Cheshire cat smile. Waving a stack of documents, he moves towards me, like a wolf closing in on its prey.
“‘We have the evidence. It’s all here. We’re going to pull this off.’ Rudy wraps one arm around my body, closing the space that was separating us. I feel his stack of documents press into the small of my back. I lower my eyes and watch his free hand reach for the hem of my blazer.
“‘By the way,’ he says, fingering the fabric, ‘I’m loving this leather jacket on you.’ His hand slips under my blazer, then my skirt,” Hutchinson writes.
Women have universally been harassed at work. Most frequently it’s some boor standing at your desk, uninvited and unwanted, and hitting on you. Frequently it’s somebody “accidentally” brushing against you at the photocopier. But this level of overt molestation of a female worker is reserved for those clowns who truly feel themselves privileged and feel that women are chattel. Even with those kinds of men, they frequently don’t pull these stunts in another man’s office. But considering the nature of the events that day, Giuliani felt free to do whatever he wanted on all levels.
As to John Eastman, he is a pig and this anecdote merely underscores that fact.
My heart goes out to Hutchinson for having to endure being groped by an 80-year-old drunk, even if he was momentarily sober at the time.