Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham will meet the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot on Jan. 5 evening on Capitol Hill.
The meeting came after Grisham and Representative Jamie Raskin, a committee member, had a “candid” and “in-depth” phone call about her knowledge of what happened inside the White House on the day of the insurrection, including conversations with former President Donald Trump, CNN first reported.
Grisham was the first Trump administration official to resign on Jan. 6 due to the riot.
Excluding former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino, Grisham was one of the longest serving members of the Trump administration, starting her time with Trump as a press aide during his 2016 presidential campaign.
In her memoir published in October, Grisham confirmed that she sent a text to former First Lady Melania Trump that read, “Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence?”
Grisham wrote that Melania replied, “No.”
In an October interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Grisham said she would work against Trump if he runs again in 2024 if she was asked to.
“I had a very unique perspective in that I worked for the former president, I worked for Mrs. Trump, and I worked for both of them at the same time. I know the way they think. I know the way they try to distract. And if there’s any way I can be helpful, to help decipher some of those movements and what’s really going on, I would do that, yes,” Grisham said.
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