Testimony released on Thursday (December 29) from the House January 6 Committee revealed that former First Lady Melania Trump distrusted those within her husband’s inner circle and was especially angry at Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff.
The revelation comes from Stephanie Grisham’s testimony made during her May deposition. Grisham described Melania Trump as being “wary” of the White House legal advisers — which included Jenna Ellis, Sidney Powell, and Rudy Giuliani.
According to Grisham, the three were leading efforts to Overturn the election results.
Melania Trump’s reservations also extended to former President Donald Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. and his fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle, who was also Trump’s advisor.
Grisham revealed that Melania Trump didn’t believe Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle were acting in the best interest of then-President Donald Trump.
Grisham also explained that Melania Trump wasn’t only wary of Meadows but was angry at the chief of staff because of his treatment toward Grisham and his “harmful” advice.
Grisham then went on to reveal that Melania Trump didn’t like it “when people would tell Trump what he wanted to hear,” adding that she believed Meadows always played into Trump’s hand.
In contrast to Melania Trump’s feelings, Grisham explained that Trump believed Timothy Harleth, White House usher, who was assisting the Biden administration with the transition, was “disloyal” and wanted to fire him.
Melania Trump convinced Trump he shouldn’t fire Harleth, given he only had three weeks left in the Oval Office.
Grisham detailed that Melania Trump’s attitude changed on January 6, saying that despite the violence, the former First Lady wasn’t angry.