New information from the House Select Committee looking into the January 6 uprising suggests that former President Donald Trump had a premeditated plan to declare victory regardless of the outcome of the election. This plan was developed before any ballots had been tabulated.

“As I’ve said publicly before: Trump knew he lost. Most around him knew he lost. But he chose to lie and many chose to follow him. He’s wholly unfit for future office & is a clear and present danger to American democracy,” former White House aide Alyssa Farah Griffin tweeted.

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Who is Alyssa Farah Griffin?

Alyssa Farah Griffin, an American political strategist, and television personality was born on June 15, 1989. In 2020, during Donald Trump’s presidency, she served as the White House’s Director of Strategic Communications and the President’s Assistant.

Griffin is also a political commentator on CNN. For its 26th season, she is a co-host of the daytime talk show The View.

Griffin served as Special Assistant to President Donald Trump and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary from October 2017 to September 2019. She became the Pentagon’s youngest press secretary in history in 2019.

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Between 2019 and 2020, she worked as the US Department of Defense’s press secretary and deputy assistant to the secretary of defence for public affairs.

Griffin has co-hosted The Hill’s online news programme Rising with Ryan Grim and Kim Iversen since August 2021.

Griffin’s father, journalist Joseph Farah, is of Syrian and Lebanese heritage. He previously served as executive news editor at the Los Angeles Herald Examiner before relocating to Northern California in 1990 to be in charge of The Sacramento Union. Later, he established the extreme-right website WorldNetDaily.

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Judy, her mother, is a journalist based in Sacramento who has contributed to Comstock’s, the Associated Press, and HuffPost. Griffin claims that she was “raised in the right-wing media.”

Griffin obtained a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Public Policy from Patrick Henry College after leaving Bella Vista High School in 2007.

According to reports in 2019, Griffin was a victim of an impersonation fraud that used her name to target members of Congress, and the FBI was looking into the situation.

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Griffin got engaged to Justin Griffin in 2020. Justin Griffin is the grandson of Samuel A. Tamposi and a graduate of the New York University Stern School of Business. The couple got married in November 2021.

Griffin disclosed on The View in 2022 that her father and stepmother stayed away from her wedding as a result of their disagreements with Trump.