Text Messages Show Top Trump Campaign Fundraiser's Key Role Planning the Rally That Preceded the Siege - 2021-01-30

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F0.png Text Messages Show Top Trump Campaign Fundraiser's Key Role Planning the Rally That Preceded the Siege January 30, 2021, Mike Spies, ProPublica

"Get the budget and vendors breakdown to me and Justin," Caroline Wren wrote to Cindy Chafian, a self-described "constitutional conservative," in a Dec. 28 text message obtained by ProPublica.

Wren was no ordinary event planner. She served as a deputy to Donald Trump Jr.'s girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, at Trump Victory, a joint presidential fundraising committee during the 2020 campaign. The Justin mentioned in her text was Justin Caporale, a former top aide to first lady Melania Trump, whose production company helped put on the event at the Ellipse.

Text messages and an event-planning memo obtained by ProPublica, along with an interview with Chafian, indicate that Wren, a Washington insider with a low public profile, played an extensive role in managing operations for the event. The records show that Wren oversaw logistics, budgeting, funding and messaging for the Jan. 6 rally that featured President Donald Trump.

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{{cite news | first = Mike | last = Spies | author2 = Jake Pearson | title = Text Messages Show Top Trump Campaign Fundraiser's Key Role Planning the Rally That Preceded the Siege | url = https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-campaign-fundraiser-ellipse-rally | work = ProPublica | date = January 30, 2021 | accessdate = February 7, 2021 }}