Jake Tapper reported over the call, which was stated to have taken place last Monday and included high-profile Trump officials along with John Kelly, the then chief of staff of Trump.
Also, over the call, as per CNN, involved the then-White House staffers Alyssa Farah Griffin as well as Anthony Scaramucci, Elizabeth Neumann who is the then Department of Homeland Security official, and Chris Krebs, the former director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
It was mentioned by CNN that the people connected with the call were popular critics of Trump. Kelly has delivered several statements regarding Trump, stating that the former president “doesn’t know any history at all, even some of the basics on the US.”
Back in August 2020, he also said that advising Trump that the things he intended to perform were illegitimate was like “French kissing a chainsaw.”
Scaramucci, who took the role of White House communications director for less than 14 days, has broken with the former president and continuously rebelled against Trump.
Griffin, the then spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence who also served as Trump’s communications director, was offended by the president, who termed her a “clown.”
She also gave remarks in January that the Republican Party was “morally in disrepair” as a result of the GOP’s incompetency to admit the January 6 Capitol insurrection was a “big deal.”
As per Tapper, Miles Taylor, a Trump official who evolved into a striking Trump critic, assisted lead the call and told CNN the participants were “overflowing with ideas” on how to prevent Trump.
According to Tapper, ideas involved “shining a light” on the then president’s financial supporters and finding out how to beat Trump-supported candidates running in 2022 and 2024.
In a statement, Taylor told CNN “We all agreed passionately that letters and statements don’t mean anything,” adding further “The two operative words are ‘electoral effects.’ How can we have tangible electoral effects against the extremist candidates that have been endorsed by Trump?”
Taylor is popular for anonymously penning a critical 2018 New York Times op-ed piece titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”
The White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham under the Trump administration was said to have missed the call due to a coronavirus infection but told CNN she was still involved with the team.
Grisham indicated the group’s ideas last month, saying on January 6 that the panel made a plan to have a meeting to discuss how they could “formally do some things to try and stop” Trump.
The team which has not revealed either its name or published a list of members is amongst multiple GOP-linked organizations that have shown dissent to Trump.
In October, a Republican group called Republicans for Voting Rights set up many billboards throughout the US, along with in Times Square, to remind the then-president that he couldn’t win the 2020 election.
The Lincoln Project, established by current and former Republicans, also worked during the 2020 election to stop Trump’s reelection.
By now, Trump has not made any announcement about a 2024 presidential run and stated back in November that he would “probably” wait until following the 2022 midterm elections to decide on a 2024 presidential bid.