Trump Allies and Washington Insider helped the president’s supporters break via the Capitol
The Associated Press reports that President Donald Trump’s allies and Washington Insider played a key role in helping an angry mob of supporters break through the Capitol earlier this month. The uprising was part of a failed offer to discard the results of the 2020 presidential election. Five people died in the attack, including a Capitol police officer who later died of his injuries.
The AP noted that The pro-Trump nonprofit group Women for America First received approval from the National Park Service to hold an event on the Ellipse near the White House. The event listed people who had previously worked for the Trump campaign during the election cycle.
Among those listed in the permit are Justin Caporale, a former aide to First Lady Melania Trump who was listed as a “project manager”; Maggie Mulvaney, niece of the former White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney; and Republican fundraiser Caroline Wren. Mulvaney and Wren blocked AP reporters trying to speak to them.
Trump’s re-election campaign released a statement It “did not organize, operate or fund the event,” adding that anyone associated with the event “did not do so as directed by the Trump campaign”.
“Amy Kremer, listed as the group’s president on filings with the Virginia State Corporation Commission, is” one of the founding mothers of the modern tea party movement, “according to her website. Her daughter, Kylie Jane Kremer, is the one, according to records Treasurer of the organization, “the AP reported.” The IRS granted Women for America its first tax-exempt social welfare status a year ago, with the exemption being retroactive to February 2019. “
Women for America First did not respond to the AP’s request to provide tax documents it may have filed since February 2019.
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