WASHINGTON DC, KOMPAS.com – Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham revealed that former US President Donald Trump held a secret meeting at his residence days before the riots. Capitol Building.
The Guardian reported on Thursday (20/1/2022) that the information was shared by Grisham to the US House committee investigating Capitol riot which occurred on January 6, 2021.
Two sources told The Guardian, Grisham told the committee that Trump was holding a secret meeting and that only a few of his aides knew about it.
Grisham is not sure exactly who attended the meeting as reported Insider.
However, Grisham identified that former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and former White House Chief of Household and Operations Timothy Harleth were the two people who scheduled and directed attendees to the secret meeting.
It is not clear what was discussed in the secret meeting. Grisham himself resigned from the White House on January 6, 2021 after the Capitol riots.
A number of sources tell The Guardian that Grisham’s interview with a US House committee was more significant than expected.
Before the Capitol riots, Trump made a speech in Washington DC. Committees in the US House of Representatives are looking into what role Trump played in the unrest.
Previously, Grisham said Trump held a number of secret meetings while he was president.
He told CNN late last year that Trump had several meetings off-the-record so that it cannot be recorded in the national archives on the grounds of being paranoid about leakage.
In addition to the press secretary, Grisham has also served as chief of staff to former first lady Melania Trump and as director of communications for the White House.
Grisham then wrote a book telling all the experiences he had had.
Since leaving the White House, Grisham has frequently criticized Trump.
This month, he said he had worked with other Trump-era officials to stop the former president.
The reason, they predict Trump will run for president again.
“I’ve watched the past year when the president continues to manipulate people and divide our country because he has a fragile ego, and that’s all there is to it,” Grisham said.
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