Former counselor to President Donald Trump Karen Dubois says she “couldn’t imagine being an outsider” in the liberal elite.
She told The Hill on Wednesday that she would be the “big fish” in a liberal elite that she says has been “out of touch” with the American people.
In her latest book, ‘The Big Fish,’ Dubois describes herself as a “conservative Republican” who was “a big fish” on Capitol Hill and was “not a liberal” in an “elite that was out of touch with the majority of Americans.”
She said she “loved the people” who ran her family’s businesses, and her “personal life” was not “under threat.”
“I loved the people I worked with,” she said.
“I loved my family.
I loved my friends, my coworkers.
I thought they were good people.”
The book, which is being published by Simon & Schuster, also describes how she was one of the “last bastions” of the Trump administration, and said her “lives changed dramatically” after she left the White House in January 2017.
“I was a big fish in the Washington swamp, but I never wanted to leave,” she wrote.
“My career was not at risk, and I had a wonderful life, but it never felt secure.
I would get a phone call every few months, and at least once I would be told that the Trump Administration was in trouble, or that I had just resigned.
And it was always with that thought in mind, that I would go to the Washington Post and ask for my salary, to get my job back, and to tell them I had never even been in that job, let alone been a White House official.”
In the book, Dubois also describes a time when she “thought I had no choice” to quit.
“I had never been a part of the Whitehouse bureaucracy before, so the idea of quitting and leaving, it was a terrifying thing,” she writes.
“But it was something I had to do.
I knew it would mean going to the media and saying I had resigned.
And it was going to hurt, but at least I knew I could go back.”
Trump and his administration, she writes, “were not interested in taking my advice.”
“There were so many rules in place that I thought were really tough, that were going to keep me out of trouble,” she told The Washington Post.
“And they were not going to let me.
And they were going back to the old ways.”
Former President Trump speaks during the second day of the 2017 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 27, 2018.
Former president Donald Trump and his team are under investigation for obstruction of justice.
The House Intelligence Committee announced Wednesday that it has subpoenaed documents from Trump’s personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, to see if the president committed obstruction of Congress and has not complied with the subpoena.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are also investigating the Trump White House.
The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it would be holding a hearing next week on the matter.
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he was confident that the investigation will result in “zero tolerance” of obstruction of congressional proceedings and said it is a “major distraction.”
“The White House should stop undermining the process and its process,” he said in a statement.
“It is clear that they do not want to do anything that could hurt their own ability to keep their job.
As long as this White House continues to be obstructionist, it is going to get worse.”