Trump’s White House Attorney Cipollone is scheduled to testify before a 1/6 panel

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FILE – White House Attorney Pat Cipollone exits the U.S. Capitol following defense arguments in the impeachment trial against President Donald Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Washington 6. Riot has issued a subpoena to Cipollone. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

WASHINGTON – Pat Cipollone, Donald Trump’s former White House adviser, is scheduled to testify before the House Inquiry Committee on Friday January 6 Attack on US Capitolsuch an informed person.

Cipollone, whose reported opposition to Trump’s plans to reverse his 2020 election defeat has made him a long-sought and potentially insightful witness, was subpoenaed by the select committee last week after weeks of public pressure to testify before the panel.

The person with knowledge of the matter, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss private negotiations, said Cipollone agreed to appear before the committee for a private, transcribed interview.

Cipollone is said to have sharply and repeatedly warned the former president and his allies about their efforts to contest the election and threatened to resign when Trump considered a dramatic reshuffle at the top of the Justice Department.


A witness said Cipollone labeled a proposed letter containing false allegations of voter fraud as a “murder-suicide pact.” Another witness said Cipollone warned them that Trump was at risk of committing “every crime he could think of.”

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