There is a substantial number of Americans who despise former President Donald Trump and desire to see him subjected to criminal charges and prosecution for a wide variety of alleged criminal acts of wrongdoing.
Included in that number is a former top communications aide in the Trump White House, Stephanie Grisham, who expressed her “hope” Wednesday that her former boss would face charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol riot in 2021, Breitbart reported.
The remarks from Grisham came as she served as a guest co-host and “conservative” panelist on ABC’s “The View” this week, during which she has been incessantly interrogated by the loudly anti-Trump liberal co-hosts about her time serving in the Trump administration.
Resigned during Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Asked about the day of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Grisham revealed that she had been at home that day since COVID restrictions had limited work in the East Wing of the White House, where she primarily served as a top aide and spokeswoman for former first lady Melania Trump.
She recalled texting the first lady to urge her to put out a statement or tweet supporting peaceful protest but condemning violent riots, but claimed that the first lady declined to do so.
“I had been trying to resign for a few months, and she would talk me out of it and that day, I just said no, and I resigned,” Grisham stated.
Former Trump White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham on her account of the Jan. 6 attack while she served as Melania Trump’s chief of staff: “I had actually been trying to resign for a few months and she would talk me out of it and that day, I just said no and I resigned.” pic.twitter.com/9KvY7yGn0e
— The View (@TheView) March 9, 2022
Grisham testified to House Jan. 6 committee
“As you guys know, I did testify with the January 6 Committee, and I agree with you. I think that it’s going to go up,” Grisham said, referencing the special anti-Trump select House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
According to The Hill, that committee asserted last week in a legal filing that former President Trump and others around him “engaged in a criminal conspiracy” to try and overturn the 2020 election by preventing the certification of the reported results and elector slates put forward by the states.
Trump has also been accused — and unsuccessfully impeached, even — for allegedly inciting the riot in the first place with his repeated claims of alleged election fraud. The former president, of course, disputes such allegations and has dismissed the committee’s probe as yet another “witch hunt” designed solely to smear his reputation and harm his family business.
“He seems to get away with everything”
As for what Grisham said about testifying before the House Jan. 6 committee, co-host Joy Behar asked if that investigation will “go up to Trump,” to which Grisham replied, “I hope so.”
“I know we all hope so. But do you think it’ll happen?” Behar fired back. Grisham responded, “I don’t know. He seems to get away with everything. I don’t know.”