'Merlot and cabernet': Jeanine Pirro's attempt to smear Cassidy Hutchinson blows up in her face

'Merlot and cabernet': Jeanine Pirro's attempt to smear Cassidy Hutchinson blows up in her face
Fox News host Jeanine Pirro (screengrab/@Acyn/Twitter).

Republicans and right-wing media pundits have been falling over themselves trying to rationalize and discredit ex-White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson's blockbuster Tuesday testimony before the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol.

Scores of conservatives from Rudy Giuliani to Roger Stone and even former President Donald Trump himself have desperately tried to paint Hutchinson as a nobody and a liar, despite the fact that she was the assistant to then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and worked just steps from the Oval Office. Hutchinson's detractors have also steadfastly refused to provide sworn statements, preventing their accusations from being properly vetted.

The latest attempt to smear Hutchinson occurred on Wednesday afternoon when Fox News host Jeanine Pirro claimed that multiple unnamed individuals supposedly from the White House told her that Hutchinson was never anywhere near Trump.

READ MORE: Columnist tears apart Trump’s ‘preposterously weak’ response to Cassidy Hutchinson’s bombshell testimony

"Number two, she talked about hearsay," Pirro said of Hutchinson. "Now I talked to two sources today from the White House at that time. They both say that she was so low-level. She wanted people to believe that she was in the center of the room when major things were being discussed. She was not that person. That's factually untrue."

Watch below via Acyn:

Observers, however, were unconvinced by Pirro's unsubstantiated and unoriginal anecdote.

Speculation abounded over who – or what – Pirro's sources could have been.

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