Former White House counsel Cipollone agrees to interview for Jan. 6 panel

Pat Cipollone was subpoenaed to testify in for Jan. 6.

Published: July 6, 2022 11:52am

Updated: July 6, 2022 2:09pm

Pat Cipollone, a White House counsel in the Trump administration, said Wednesday he will testify in a closed-door videotaped interview with the Jan. 6 committee.

Cipollone plans to testify Friday.

He was subpoenaed by the Democrat-led House Jan. 6 committee as a key witness in the West Wing during the attack.

Cipollone reportedly was opposed to Trump encouraging supporters to march from his rally outside of the White House toward the Capitol, where a riot occurred on Jan. 6, 2021.

Cipollone is not expected to testify publicly due to Trump invoking executive privilege and attorney-client privilege.

Last month, Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows alleged Cipollone constantly warned Trump in the days leading up to Jan 6. She also said Cipollone told Trump that he would be charged with "every crime imaginable" if he had joined the rioters at the Capitol.

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