Former Trump White House Counsel Cipollone To Testify

Pat Cipollone (screen capture)
Pat Cipollone (screen capture)

Things are about to get very interesting as former White House counsel Pat Cipollone has agreed to appear Friday morning for closed-door testimony before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol by a pro-Trump mob.

From the Washington Post:

The session will be videotaped, but there will be some limits on what he will testify to regarding direct conversations with former president Donald Trump.

[Cassidy Hutchinson] testified that on the morning of Jan. 6 Cipollone came to her with an urgent request, saying “something to the effect of: ‘Please make sure we don’t go up to the Capitol, Cassidy. Keep in touch with me. We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable if we make that movement happen.’”

Cipollone never agreed with Trump’s claims that the election was stolen, according to people who talked with him at the time. After Jan. 6, he argued against broadly distributed pardons.

Read more at the Washington Post.