According to Newsweek, records indicate that Maggie Mulvaney, the niece of former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, played a key role in organizing the “Save America” rally that took place on Jan. 6 before a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.
Trump has been accused of inciting the Capitol riot with a speech to supporters of the rally held at the Ellipse. During the event, which was organized by the nonprofit Women for America First, the president urged his followers to “fight much harder” and walk down to the Capitol amid his baseless allegations of election fraud.
Maggie Mulvaney was listed as a “VIP Lead” in a Park Service permit granted for the event, according to an Associated Press review of records.
Since the incident, Maggie Mulvaney and several others figures listed in the document have attempted to distance themselves from the event. As of last Monday, she had suspended her Twitter account, which retweeted a slew of posts on January 6. However, the account reappeared recently after the AP questioned her about the removal.
Maggie Mulvaney reportedly was paid $5,000 by the Trump campaign every two weeks, with the last payment dated Nov. 13. Her LinkedIn profile indicates that she worked for the campaign as a director of operations and manager of external affairs.
The day after the insurrection, her uncle resigned his post as Trump’s special U.S. envoy to Northern Ireland, saying: “I can’t do it. I can’t stay. Those who choose to stay, and I have talked with some of them, are choosing to stay because they’re worried the president might put someone worse in.”
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