Cipollone Gave Panel 'a Lot of Relevant Information'

Former White House counsel didn't contradict other witnesses, Kinzinger says
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 10, 2022 3:10 PM CDT
Cipollone Gave Panel 'a Lot of Relevant Information'
Pat Cipollone, who was White House counsel under President Donald Trump, leaves an interview room in the Ford House Office Building during a break Friday.   (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

After interviewing Pat Cipollone for eight hours behind closed doors, the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol said his testimony supported accusations about then-President Donald Trump's actions. A spokesman for the committee said the former White House counsel touched on "nearly every major topic" in the investigation, the New York Times reports, and backed up Cassidy Hutchinson's earlier testimony. "This includes information demonstrating Donald Trump's supreme dereliction of duty," Tim Mulvey said Saturday.

Committee members talked about Cipollone's appearance on talk shows Sunday, per NBC News. Democratic Rep. Stephanie Murphy said on NBC's Meet the Press that although he claimed privilege on some conversations with Trump, Cipollone still provided "a lot of relevant information." He expressed his reservations about some of Trump's actions, she said, including the speech to a crowd outside the White House just before the Capitol was attacked. Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger said on ABC's This Week that the panel heard no contradictions of others' testimony. The committee will present parts of Cipollone's testimony during hearings this week, he said, per the Hill. The panel's next public hearing is scheduled for Tuesday morning. (More Jan. 6 hearings stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.