Trump Official Turned Critic Launching Podcast About Inner Workings Of Administration.
This article features Government Accountability Project’s clients Dawn Wooten and Grant Turner, and was originally published here.
Miles Taylor, the former chief of staff of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, who gained notoriety in 2019 after he admitted he was behind an anonymous opinion piece in the New York Times about the inner workings of the Trump administration, is now bringing his story to podcasting. Taylor will host a new political series for iHeartPodcasts that will offer a platform for several high-ranking officials in the Trump administration to share their stories of a chaotic four years.
The podcast, called The Whistleblowers: Inside The Trump Administration, is co-produced with Best Case and Ark Media. It will feature eight former officials. They include:
- Miles Taylor, former Department of Homeland Security chief of staff
- Reality Winner, former National Security Agency contractor
- Andrew McCabe, former FBI acting director
- Alexander Vindman, former National Security Council official
- Olivia Troye, former homeland security advisor to the Vice President
- Dawn Wooten, frontline COVID nurse
- Grant Turner, Voice of America executive
- Stephanie Grisham, former White House communications director
In a statement about the new show, iHeart says Taylor has “intimate knowledge of what it takes – and costs – to blow the whistle on highly sensitive matters.” The eight-episode podcast debuts July 13, with new episodes each Thursday. It comes ahead of the release of Taylor’s new book, Blowback: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump. It will be published by Atria/Simon and Schuster on July 18. His previous book, “A Warning,” became a No. 1 bestseller in 2019 after Taylor outed himself as the writer of the controversial op-ed.