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Former Trump press secretary to meet Wednesday with Jan. 6 committee

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will hear from former Trump press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Wednesday evening, Grisham confirmed to The Hill.

Grisham, who recently wrote a book that is critical of former President Trump, reportedly had a phone call with one of the committee members, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), in which she was “candid” about some of the events that took place behind-the-scenes at the White House on Jan. 6, according to CNN, which first reported the news.

One source told CNN that Grisham discussed conversations that included Trump. During the phone call, Raskin reportedly sought to meet with the select committee.

Grisham announced her resignation shortly after Jan. 6, when a mob of Trump’s supporters overwhelmed U.S. Capitol Police to forcibly enter the Capitol. Five deaths were connected to the attack, which forced the evacuation of Congress.

The former White House press secretary and longtime aide to former first lady Melania Trump in an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” in October said it was a mistake to work for the former president.

Trump, for his part, said in a statement to The Hill following the release of Grisham’s book, “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at the Trump White House,” that she had “big problems.”

“She became very angry and bitter after her break up and as time went on she was seldom relied upon, or even thought about. She had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things,” Trump said.

The Hill has reached out to the committee for comment. 

Updated: 3:28 p.m.

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