Baldwin said, “I’m holding the gun where she [Hutchins] told me to hold it.”
He added, “In the scene [being rehearsed] I would have cocked the gun, and I said, ‘Do you want to see that? And she said yes. So I take the gun and I sort of cock the gun, I’m not going to pull the trigger.”
Baldwin said that Hutchins then had him adjust the angle at which he was holding the revolver.
He then told Stephanopoulos, “I cock the gun and I go, ‘Can you see that? Can you see that? Can you see that?’ And I let go of the hammer of the gun and the gun goes off.”
Baldwin also told Stephanopoulos, “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.”