Sarah Matthews labored as President Donald Trump’s deputy press secretary and can testify publicly to the Home Choose Committee on January sixth actions in one of many upcoming hearings. The subsequent listening to is about for Tuesday, July twelfth. Matthews labored within the Trump administration till the evening of January sixth, when she resigned attributable to being “deeply disturbed.” Extra lately and extra compellingly, Matthews lately supported Cassidy Hutchinson in a tweet and warned that anybody making an attempt to discredit Hutchinson is doing so solely as a result of Hutchinson’s testimony was so damning and it “scares” them.
Based on CNN:
Matthews resigned the night of January 6, 2021, saying in a press release that she was honored to serve in then-President Donald Trump’s administration however “was deeply disturbed by what I noticed.” She added: “Our nation wants a peaceable switch of energy.”
After one other former Trump White home aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, publicly testified earlier than the committee final week, Matthews tweeted: “Anybody downplaying Cassidy Hutchinson’s position or her entry within the West Wing both doesn’t perceive how the Trump (White Home) labored or is making an attempt to discredit her as a result of they’re petrified of how damning this testimony is.”
That’s certainly a tweet that piqued the Choose Committee’s curiosity, although we’re positive that they’ve heard Matthews’s testimony earlier than. Maybe she needs so as to add new particulars now, in help of Hutchinson. It might be very typical of the Committee to lean again on a few of the momenta it gained through the beautiful Hutchinson listening to which appeared to trigger a paradigm shift amongst Washington energy gamers relating to whether or not Trump ought to face prison fees.
The announcement additionally results in one very apparent query. Matthews was the Trump administration’s “deputy” press secretary. The place is the press secretary in all of this, Kayleigh McEnany? Matthews wouldn’t have reported to Kayleigh, they might each report back to the Communications Director. However it might appear as if the folks round Kayleigh are scrambling to get their tales out and straight earlier than another person proves they both lied of their earlier testimony or conveniently forgot some key particulars.
Will Kayleigh revise her testimony? Will she provide up her personal damning testimony? It might look like the pure transfer to make to legally shield herself. Nevertheless, in contrast to Matthews – who can make the most of the hearings to completely shield herself with out danger, Kayleigh has a six to seven-figure contract with Fox Information to guard, and testimony aligning with Cassidy Hutchinson and Sarah Matthews wouldn’t please the common Fox Information viewer. It will likely be fascinating to listen to Matthews’s description of the times main as much as Jan. sixth, what led to her resignation, and what she may or won’t have stated to Trump and Kayleigh McEnany.
America will tune it, much more so than earlier than.
Jason Miciak believes a day with out studying is a day not lived. He’s a political author, options author, creator, and legal professional. He’s a Canadian-born twin citizen who spent his teen and school years within the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys life as a single dad of a younger lady, writing from the seashores of the Gulf Coast. He loves crafting his flower pots, cooking, whereas additionally learning scientific philosophy, faith, and non-math rules behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please be happy to contact for talking engagements or any considerations.