One of the best aspects of the committee’s Jan. 6 public hearings so far is that the panel has heard testimony almost exclusively from Republicans and current and former members of Donald Trumpin addition to testimonies of the ex-president’s own flesh and blood, people like former attorney general Bill Barr and senior Trump adviser Jason Miller told the committee that Trump had absolutely no evidence to claim he had won the 2020 election, and that he was told this in no uncertain terms. Bill Stepien said in a taped testimony that aired Monday that things were so bad for Trump’s ridiculous, lie-filled attempts to undo the election that he had to quit. He said he had always tried to be “honest and professional” in his work, Stepien said. the committee: “I didn’t think at the time that what was happening was necessarily fair or professional. So that led me to distance myself.”
But before we celebrate these folks for finally telling the truth, let’s not forget that Barr apparently despises Democrats so much that he proposed to vote for Trump in 2024, and Miller appears to be doing just that. still as for Stepien, while he did indeed leave the Trump campaign, apparently that hasn’t stopped him from taking advantage of the lie that Trump won the election. Because if we’ve learned anything about the Trump world, it’s that these people will never put a good bite on the table, no matter how terrible Trump is.
Stepien’s National Public Affairs firm currently receives $10,000 a month from Trump’s Save America PAC, and has received $130,000 from the group as of May 2021, plus another $90,562 from Trump’s “adjusted presidential campaign,” according to a HuffPost analysis by the Federal Election Commission In addition, Stepien’s company has received a whopping $1.2 million from several Republicans who worked overtime to spread Trump’s big lie, including $190,488 from Harriet Hageman, who is trying to relieve representative? Liz Cheney in the August Republican primary in Wyoming.
Despite no longer being a full-time Trump employee, Stepien nevertheless spends a significant amount of his time continuing to bid Trump. According to HuffPost, the Republican strategist’s job is “to coordinate Trump’s political strategy, including Trump’s efforts to defeat candidates who disproved his false claim that the election was stolen from him or, worse, voted to impeach him for the instigate the attack of 6 January.” Each week, Stepien reportedly takes part in a one-hour conference call with top ex-president associates such as Dan Scavino and Miller, as well as Donald Trump Jr. “He’s trying to tell the world he’s quit,” a Trump adviser told reporters SV date and Jennifer Bendery. “He’s been on every phone call since Jan. 6. He’s paid every month to do that….I mean, come on, man.” Twelve of Stepien’s 15 other clients running for Congress are big proponents of Trump’s big lie, including Hagmen, who told CNN in September, “I think there are legitimate questions about what happened in the 2020 election. The legitimate questions are, ‘What happened?'”
Stepien, who did not respond to HuffPost’s request for comment, previously worked for a corrupt political organization. In 2014, he was fired from his role as campaign manager by the then governor of New Jersey. Chris Christie amid ‘Bridgegate’, in which members of Christie’s staff had closed lanes at the Fort Lee entrance to the George Washington Bridge as an act of ludicrous political retaliation against the city’s Democratic mayor for refusing to support Christie’s campaign to support. While Stepien claimed to have no knowledge of the plan, emails mocked Fort Lee and the stalemate created by the plot.
Anyway, Stepien was clearly a helpful witness as part of the commission’s work to prove that Trump is a bad man that the Justice Department will hopefully consider prosecuting, but let’s not ignore his reputation as part of “Team Normal” to be laundered.