Appearing on MSNBC on Saturday afternoon, former Donald Trump White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman said the House select committee investigating the Jan 6th Capitol riot is on the right track by focusing on Trump aide Katrina Pierson if they want to get to the bottom of White House involvement in the insurrection.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Manigault-Newman said investigators need to "follow the money" and that Pierson -- who has been subpoenaed -- could provide a treasure trove of damaging information.
"What about the House select committee that's investigating the January 6th attack on the Capitol, issuing 11 more subpoenas, all for people who helped organize the rally right before the mob went on the attack?" host Witt began. "Among them, 2016 Trump campaign spokesperson Katrina Pierson. I've interviewed her. I know that you know her. Are you surprised by this?"
"I'm not really surprised because not only was Katrina one of the organizers, but she was behind the money, you know, and every scandal, it's 'always follow the money,'" Manigault-Newman replied. "And because she was so involved with raising money and organizing the events, I believe the committee is right in subpoenaing her. She's going to have a lot of information, and she had a lot of insight on what they knew and when, and I truly believe because of Donald Trump's violent instincts that he knew that things would probably get out of hand."
"So yes, Katrina should be very concerned, and we'll see what happens, but the committee is on the right track," she added.
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