Former White House adviser Pat Cipollone “did not contradict” the testimony of previous witnesses when he appeared Friday before the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, investigation into the Capitol attack, Rep. Joe Lofgren said.
said Lofgren, a Democratic member of Congress and a member of the committee CNN The team “learned a few things” after nearly eight hours of interviewing Cibolone.
Details of Cipollone’s testimony will be released in upcoming hearings, the congresswoman said.
Lofgren noted that Sibolon appeared voluntarily and answered various questions honestly, carefully and honestly.
However, just because he didn’t contradict previous testimony doesn’t mean he corroborated everything, especially Cassidy Hutchinson Explosive evidence.
Lofgren said there were situations where Cipollone did not exist or “couldn’t accurately recall.”
Cipollone, who is being sought as a witness by the panel, reportedly expressed concern on Jan. 6 about the actions of then-President Donald Trump and opposed plans to subvert the 2020 election.
Hutchinson said in her testimony that Cibolone warned Trump that Trump would be indicted “Every Crime Imaginable” Had he marched on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 with thousands of protesters.
That was reported earlier this month Cipollone was in negotiations To publicly testify about riots. He pointed out that his testimony was circumstantial Geoffrey ClarkeA former Justice Department official who used his position to help Trump’s efforts to rig the 2020 election has been indicted.
Legal experts have said before The Insider’s Camila DeSales Cipollone’s first-hand account of whether Trump knew he might be involved in criminal activity could strengthen the Justice Department’s case against him.
Trump criticized Cibolone’s testimony before the panel, arguing it could discourage future presidents. “Real” conversations With a White House consultation.
“Why would the future President of the United States want to have honest and critical conversations with his White House counsel, who thought he had even the slightest chance of acting as an ‘advocate’ for the country. Brought before a partisan and openly hostile committee in Congress,” Trump wrote on his social media site, Truth Social, on Wednesday. wrote
“Too bad for America!” he said.
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