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January 6 Committee summons former White House attorney Pat Cipollone

U.S. House holds public hearing on Jan. 6, 2021, assault on Capitol

WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) – The House committee investigating the January 6 uprising issued a subpoena Wednesday to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, linked to meetings in which lawyers tried to reverse former President Donald Trump’s electoral losses. strategies for

The committee stated that it required Cipollone’s testimony after receiving other evidence about which he was “specially positioned to testify.”

Cipollone, Trump’s top White House lawyer, is said to have raised concerns about the former president’s efforts to reverse his 2020 election defeat and threatened to resign at one point. The committee said they may have been aware of several attempts by Trump aides to oust the Electoral College, from organizing so-called “alternative voters” in states Biden tried to appoint a loyalist who served as attorney general. He furthered the false theories of voter fraud.

watch: What we learned on Day 6 of the January 6 committee hearing

The summons comes a day after former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson provided new details about Trump’s behavior on January 6, 2021, when thousands of his supporters marched on the US Capitol and asked President Joe Biden to certify his loss. entered to interrupt.

Hutchinson said Cipollone warned before January 6 that there would be “serious legal concerns” if Trump hopes to rally outside with protesters at the Capitol.

On the morning of January 6, she testified, Cipollone reiterated her concerns that if Trump went to the Capitol to try to interfere with the election’s certification, “we’re going to be indicted for every crime imaginable.”

Reps. Benny Thompson and Liz Cheney, chairman and committee vice chairman, said in their letter to Cipollone that when they had previously given an “informal interview” to the committee on April 13, they had refused to testify on record. made his summons necessary.

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