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Newly Released Transcripts Show Kimberly Guilfoyle Hounded Jan 6 Rally Organizers for Her $60K Fee

Former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, who’s now Donald Trump Jr.’s arm candy adamantly demanded the $60,000 speaking fee for her role at the White House rally that preceded the January 6 riot at the Capitol, according to recently released transcripts.

The transcripts were released Tuesday by the House Select Committee investigating the attack and they include the deposition given by GOP fundraiser and organizer Caroline Wren, The Independent reports.

During her deposition, Wren was asked about emails that show Guilfoyle made inquiries in the days leading up to the rally and following the rally, including at the same time police officers and national guard soldiers were removing the pro-Trump mob from the U.S. Capitol.

Those emails were dated January 2nd and January 6, 2021. The January 6 emails were sent between 10:54 a.m. (before the rally) and 4:17 p.m. after the rally had ended.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, former member of the Trump presidential campaign and fiancee of Donald Trump Jr., leaves a meeting with the January 6 committee. Photo – Getty Images

In her testimony, Wren said she believed Guilfoyle had sent the email the day before and that it may have been delayed because there was no wi-fi on her plane and that the large number of people on the Ellipse on the day of the attack may have overwhelmed mobile phone networks.

Amazingly, her speech at the Stop The Steal rally lasted less than three minutes. The right-wing pro-Trump organization Turning Point Action, a political affiliate of the right-wing organization Turning Point USA put up the money. Guilfoyle was mainly there to introduce Don Jr., CNN reported. Trump’s eldest son is friends with Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk. The organization targets high school and college students, The Independent reports.

California Democrat Zoe Lofgren, a member of the House Select committee told CNN she didn’t think Guilfoyle had committed a crime.

“I don’t know,” she told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “You know, we’re a legislative committee. So that’s, that’s for somebody else to decide. But, for example, we know that Guilfoyle was paid for the introduction she gave at the speech. I mean, on January 6, she received compensation for that.”

“I’m not saying it’s a crime, but I think it’s a grift,” she concluded.

Imagine being paid $60,000 for a speech that’s less than three minutes long. That seems like a lot of money for (almost) nothing. Indeed she’s a grifter like the rest of the Trump family, where she fits in perfectly.

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Megan has lived in California, Nevada, Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Florida and she currently lives in Central America. Living in these places has informed her writing on politics, science, and history. She is currently owned by 15 cats and 3 dogs and regularly owns Trump supporters when she has the opportunity. She can be found on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GaiaLibra and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/politicalsaurus


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