After turning on her former boss and writing a scathing book, ex Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham has announced that she will be meeting with the January 6 committee!
Grisham worked under former President Donald Trump and in the East Wing under former first lady Melania Trump. Grisham said the committee has not yet asked her for any specific documentation.
Grisham’s meeting with the committee came after the former White House aide and chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump had a phone call with committee member, Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland, during which Raskin encouraged her to meet with the panel.
Grisham resigned on January 6, 2021, in the wake of the Capitol riot, weeks before the end of the Trump administration. She made waves in 2021 when she released a tell-all book about her experiences working with the First Family, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House.”
In the book, Grisham was highly critical of the former president, describing his administration as a “hot mess” and “like a clown car on fire running at full speed into a warehouse full of fireworks.”
Elsewhere in the book, Grisham claimed that Melania Trump refused to greet the family of House Republican Whip Rep. Steve Scalise after Scalise had been shot at a practice for the Congressional Baseball Game in 2017.
“Her response was, ‘No, I already said hello,'” Grisham wrote. Melania Trump had been referring to the time that she and then-President Trump visited Scalise at the hospital while he recovered from the shooting. According to the book, the first lady’s response became a running joke in the East Wing.
Scalise said the account in the book was false.
“This never happened. My family went to visit the White House while I was still in the hospital and were graciously given a tour by President and Mrs. Trump,” Scalise tweeted, including images of his family with the Trumps.
As to the meeting with the committee, which took place Wednesday night on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Jan. 6 riots, Grisham said, “I cooperated fully and will continue to do so.”
She did not answer reporters’ questions about the nature of her testimony, nor has anyone on the Jan. 6 committee released a statement about what she may have shared with them.