August 18, 2022

The Home Committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault will hear testimony Friday from Donald Trump’s former White Home counsel Pasquale “Pat” Cipollone.

The Choose Committee chairs Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., subpoenaed Cipollone on the finish of June. “Mr. Cipollone repeatedly raised authorized and different issues about President Trump’s actions on January sixth and within the days that preceded,” learn the subpoena.

Cipollone will testify through transcribed interview through the committee’s subsequent listening to on Friday. His testimony might present extra particulars about what occurred earlier than, throughout, and after the tried revolt.

Cipollone met with investigators for the committee final April however by no means gave a formally recorded deposition about his data of the occasions in query.

“Whereas the Choose Committee appreciates Mr. Cipollone’s earlier casual engagement with our investigation, the committee wants to listen to from him on the file, as different former White Home counsels have performed in different congressional investigations,” the committee’s letter to Cipollone reads.

In response to ABC Information, Cipollone’s testimony might go into element about actions taken by former Division of Justice official Jeffrey Clark, what Cipollone did the day of Jan. 6, and his interactions with Trump lawyer John Eastman and members of Congress post-2020 election.

The committee will even search readability on a gathering on the White Home on Jan. 3 the place Cipollone was current. At this assembly, Cipollone and others allegedly urged Trump to not exchange the whole thing of the Justice Division’s management as a way to have it examine baseless voter fraud claims.

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“Any issues Mr. Cipollone has concerning the institutional prerogatives of the workplace he beforehand held are clearly outweighed by the necessity for his testimony,” the committee added.

The committee subpoenaed Cipollone after the bombshell testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, a former White Home aide and assistant to Trump’s chief of workers Mark Meadows.

SOUNDBITE “We urge the Senate to reject these articles of impeachment,” says Donald Trump’s lead protection lawyer Pat Cipollone as he and the US president’s attorneys shut their impeachment protection. Photograph: Senate Pool /

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