An ex-aide to former President Donald Trump said Sunday that Trump privately admitted he lost the 2020 election to Joe Biden.
Driving the news: Alyssa Farah Griffin, the former White House director of strategic communications, said on CNN’s State of the Union that Trump “blurted out watching Joe Biden on TV, ‘Can you believe I lost to this guy?'”
The big picture: The Jan. 6 committee seeks to prove in a series of public hearings this month that the former president tried to overturn the election knowing that he lost.
The former Trump aide is the latest in a series of former White House officials to contradict Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen.
Yes, but: Griffin added that she thinks proving intent will be difficult.
“I’m not of the mind that this is going to take down Donald Trump in a legal sort of way,” she said. “But I do think it’s going to inform the public about a man who lost and couldn’t do what we’ve done for the entirety of our history, which is allow a peaceful transition of power.”
What’s next: The Jan. 6 committee will meet for another public hearing on Tuesday at 1 p.m.