House Jan. 6 committee subpoenas former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Pat Cipollone, White House attorney under former President Donald Trump, on Wednesday.

The subpoena comes one day after the committee heard groundbreaking testimony from Cassidy Hutchinson, who served as senior aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.

Hutchinson revealed, among other things, that Cipollone was concerned that Trump would be exposed to a number of criminal charges for inciting a riot on the Capitol.

“The Select Committee’s investigation has revealed evidence that Mr. Cipollone repeatedly raised legal and other concerns about President Trump’s activities on January 6th and in the days that preceded,” Reps. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., and Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., the committee’s chair and vice chair, said in a statement.

The panel is seeking sworn testimony from Cipollone, “as other former White House counsels have done in other congressional investigations,” according to the statement.

“Any concerns Mr. Cipollone has about the institutional prerogatives of the office he previously held are clearly outweighed by the need for his testimony,” said Thompson and Cheney.

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