Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD), who serves on the 1/6 committee, said Trump staff came forward and testified.
Transcript via ABCs this week:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Former press secretary for the president, former press secretary for President Trump, Stephanie Grisham, appeared before your committee this week. You said she was opening an investigation that hadn’t crossed your mind. Like what
RASKIN: Well, she had a number of names I’d never heard of, and she had a few ways to see them.
See, there is – the amazing thing about what is happening, George, is that the overwhelming majority of the people, both inside and outside the Trump administration, step forward to bring out the evidence they have. And of course that is their legal duty when Congress calls, but it is also a kind of civic duty and honor to do so.
And mostly people took part. It just becomes a problem the closer you get to Donald Trump and there are a handful of people who believe they are above the law, like Roger Stone and Steve Bannon and Mark Meadows when he was intimidated by Donald Trump.
But in general we get a great turnout and we really connect all of the dots.
The reasons why Trump’s employees are turning against him
Trump’s former employees and employees all have different reasons for turning against him, but they fall into some general categories. There are former employees like Stephanie Grisham who are repulsed by what Trump did and have decided to stop him in 2024.
The second group are those who fear the effectiveness of the 1/6 committee. There are many former Trump employees and employees who do not have the funds to fight a Congressional investigation poised to make criminal referrals.
Trump employees turn against him and provide evidence to the committee so that the failed former president, who demanded absolute loyalty, does not get any from many of his entourage.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also the White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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