Matt Schlapp says Trump has hired 'some stinkers' in past

Conservative activist Matt Schlapp jabbed at the Trump campaign's 2016 hires in an interview with Hill.TV on Tuesday, saying President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE has hired "some stinkers."

"He has some great people, he also had some stinkers," Schlapp, the chairman of the American Conservative Union, told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton and Krystal Ball on "Rising."

Schlapp suggested that the campaign needed a better Human Resources director. 

"He could have stopped a lot of these shenanigans. It is a fair criticism of the Trump campaign to say that there were people associated with it who had a lot of baggage," he said. 

Special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTrump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony Kellyanne Conway: 'I'd like to know' if Mueller read his own report MORE's probe into Russian election meddling has zeroed in on a number of Trump's former campaign associates, including former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortTrial of ex-Obama White House counsel suddenly postponed Top Mueller probe prosecutor to join Georgetown Law as lecturer DOJ releases notes from official Bruce Ohr's Russia probe interviews MORE, former adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosFlynn, Papadopoulos to speak at event preparing 'social media warriors' for 'digital civil war' Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference Mueller hearings should lead Democrats to be shocked at abuse of justice system MORE, and most recently, longtime ally Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge rejects Stone's request to dismiss charges Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference Prosecutors ask to air clip from 'The Godfather Part II' during Roger Stone trial MORE

Trump's former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is set to report to prison in May to serve a three-year sentence for charges related to the Southern District of New York's investigation. He will testify for three days on Capitol Hill this week. 

Reports have surfaced that Cohen will discuss Trump's alleged role in some of the crimes to which Cohen pleaded guilty to last year. 

Schlapp's comments come ahead of the annual Conservative Political Actional Committee, at which Trump is slated to speak. 

Trump has spoken at the conservative gathering, which is organized by Schlapp, multiple times before. 

— Julia Manchester