Ed Corrigan, President & CEO of the Conservative Partnership Institute in Washington, brings you behind the scenes on the 2016 Presidential Transition team of Donald J. Trump, and the lessons learned from it, according to him, for future elections and politics of both sides of the aisle.
In the full episode of “Moment of Truth,” Saurabh sits down with Ed Corrigan, President & CEO of the Conservative Partnership Institute, to discuss how “the swamp” really works, how monied interests control and corrupt members of congress, what is was like working on the Trump 2016 transition team, why the swamp fears Trump, success of the Freedom Caucus, Speaker Mike Johnson, and how CPI is changing conservative culture in Washington DC. Ed Corrigan has over 25 years of leadership experience on Capitol Hill and in the conservative movement.
In 2009, GQ magazine named Corrigan to its list of “50 Most Powerful People in DC.” He was tapped by the Trump Transition to lead the personnel selection process for all domestic policy departments, placing hundreds of conservatives in key administrative positions. Known for his passion to build the conservative movement, he works with the Conservative Action Project and serves on the board of the Leadership Institute.
Corrigan previously served in senior roles in the U.S. Senate. From 2003 through 2012, he was executive director of the Senate Steering Committee, the caucus of conservative senators, under two chairmen — Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He served again at Steering as executive director under Chairman Mike Lee (R-UT) during the Spring of 2017. Ed lives with his wife and two children on Capitol Hill.