Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by Jan 6. panel


Former President Donald Trump’s prime White House lawyer was subpoenaed by the Jan. 6 House panel Wednesday after lawmakers discovered he was “uniquely positioned to testify” about new proof heard Tuesday.

Pat Cipollone was summoned by the Congressional committee a day after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson advised the panel that the lawyer warned there could be “serious legal consequences” if Trump joined protestors on the Capitol.

“We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable,” Cipollone mentioned in reference to that situation on the morning of the 2021 riots, in keeping with Hutchinson’s testimony.

In issuing the subpoena, panel members mentioned Cipollone might have details about the administration’s efforts to subvert the Electoral College, together with a failed effort to nominate a Trump loyalist as legal professional basic.

Cipollone, 56, had beforehand given an off-the-record interview to the panel however declined to cooperate additional, making the subpoena mandatory, in keeping with a Wednesday letter despatched to him by Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Mississippi Democrat who chairs the committee.

The former White House lawyer is alleged to have raised issues in regards to the former president’s efforts to overturn his 2020 election defeat and at one level threatened to resign.

With AP wires

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