In the hearings of the Commission of the House of Representatives that investigates the assault on the federal Capitol, the name of Kimberly Guilfoyle, the partner of the eldest son of Donald Trump, who last week abruptly ended a voluntary interview with the legislators.
The former president of the financial committee of Trump’s re-election campaign, made a speech with nationalist overtones during the rally held by the then president in the Ellipse of the White House on January 6, 2021, prior to the riots.
Guilfoyle, who commanded attention during the first day of the Republican Convention, raised the funds for the rally and was in direct contact with its main participants and organizers, the members of the Commission say.
“Ms. Guilfoyle met with Donald Trump inside the White House, spoke at the rally that took place prior to the January 6 riots, and apparently played a key role in organizing and raising funds for that event,” he said. in a statement the Democratic representative for Mississippi, Bennie Thompson, chairman of the panel.
In addition, Rep. Zoe Lofgren presented evidence to the panel showing that the Trump campaign used the “fraud” argument in the 2020 election to collect $250 million from campaign contributors, resources that, in part, were to give the family of the former president, including the fiancee of Donald Trump Jr.
“We know that Guilfoyle was paid for the introduction he made in the speech on January 6. She received compensation for that,” Lofgren told GLM.
“60,000 for two and a half minutes,” he added.
Another portion of the funding would have gone to the Mark Meadow Foundation and another organization that employed former Trump administration staffers.