Jan 9, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Raskin: Ex-Trump press secretary gave "a lot of names" in Jan. 6 conversation

 Jamie Raskin
Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham named "a lot of names" during their phone call about the events of Jan. 6, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told CNN.

Catch up quick: Raskin, a member of the House select committee investigating the insurrection, invited Grisham to testify before the committee after the two had a "candid" phone call about what was happening in the White House that day.

  • Grisham was chief of staff to former first lady Melania Trump at the time of the riot.

What they're saying: According to Raskin, Grisham named a "lot of names I had not heard before” and “identified some lines of inquiry that had never occurred to me” during the course of their phone call, per CNN.

  • "America is going to be shocked and surprised at what we all come to learn this year," about the events of Jan. 6, Raskin added.
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