ALERT: Trump’s White House Counsel Agrees To Testify Before January 6 Committee


( – BREAKING NOW: Just moments ago, it was revealed that Pat Cipollone, who served for a period of time as then-President Donald J. Trump’s White House counsel, has agreed to testify before the United States House of Representatives Select Committee investigating events surrounding the protest that took place at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC on January 6, 2021.

As the conservative National Review frames what is taking place:

“Pat Cipollone, who served as White House counsel to Donald Trump and opposed the former president’s attempts to fight the results of the 2020 election, will reportedly testify before the January 6 committee on Friday.

“The planned testimony, first reported on by the New York Times, comes after the committee issued a subpoena to compel Cipollone to appear before it. He is not expected to testify publicly and will sit down for a recorded, transcribed interview, according to the outlet.” [emphasis added]

As to what Cipollone might be questioned about, National Review indicates:

“Cipollone was at the White House on January 6, 2021 and advised the president against marching towards the Capitol, per testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson. Hutchinson also said that after the riot, Cipollone told Trump not to pardon those who took part in the January 6 attack on the Capitol…

“As the riot on the Capitol took place, Cipollone is said to have rushed to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows’s office, urging him to see Trump and telling him that ‘something needs to be done or people are going to die and the blood is going to be on your f****** hands.’” [emphasis added]

It remains to be known whether Cipollone’s testimony will be made public immediately after he is questioned.