Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who on Wednesday spent about an hour speaking to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection, had nothing but praise for the Democratic-led panel during a television interview on Thursday.
“I’m going to continue to cooperate with them,” Grisham said during an CNN interview in which she was also highly critical of her former boss, Trump, whom she called a “master manipulator.”
Grisham said the committee was “definitely” interested in learning what was going on inside the White House on the day of the insurrection.
“Planning, things that were happening outside, conversations that were had broadly, those were some of the things we talked about.”
She said she was hesitant to go into too many details on television, however.
“They’re doing really, really great work and I don’t want to do anything to undermine that,” Grisham said, later adding that she was able to tell committee members “a couple of things that they didn’t know.”
“I have great faith in this committee. … They’re doing a great job,” she said.
Her assessment stands in sharp contrast with most Republican members of Congress, including Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) who took aim at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) in a statement Thursday.
“She has turned [the committee] into political theater designed to distract from the many crises and failures of the Biden Administration that are hurting American families like inflation, high gas prices, the border crisis, and COVID mismanagement,” Scalise said.
Grisham, meanwhile, had nothing kind to say about her former boss, including about what she had heard about his activities on Jan. 6.
“All I know about that day is that he was in the dining room gleefully watching on his TV as he often did, ‘Look at all of the people fighting for me,’ hitting rewind, watching it again,” Grisham said.