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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 TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress 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) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump 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 ManafortProsecutors drop effort to seize three Manafort properties after Trump pardon FBI offers 0K reward for Russian figure Kilimnik New York court rules Manafort can't be prosecuted by Manhattan DA MORE, former adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosTrump supporters show up to DC for election protest Trump pardons draw criticism for benefiting political allies Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' MORE, and most recently, longtime ally Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneDOJ investigating whether Alex Jones, Roger Stone played role in Jan. 6 riots: WaPo Nearly a quarter of Trump's Facebook posts in 2020 included misinformation: analysis Federal prosecutors investigated Proud Boys ties to Roger Stone in 2019 case: CNN 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