Trump’s White House counsel Pat Cipollone was not at the White House on the morning of January 6 as J6 ‘surprise’ witness Cassidy Hutchinson testified.
Cassidy Hutchinson this week testified, under oath, that Pat Cipollone was at the White House on the morning of January 6.
“We understand, Ms. Hutchinson, that you also spoke to Mr. Cipollone on the morning of the 6th as you were about to go to the rally on the Ellipse,” Liz Cheney said. “Mr. Cipollone said something to you like, ‘make sure the movement to the Capitol does not happen.’ Is that correct?”
“That’s correct. I saw Mr. Cipollone right before I walked out onto West Exec that morning and Mr. Cipollone said something to the effect of, ‘Please make sure we don’t go up to the Capitol … We’re going to get charged with every crime imaginable if we make that movement happen,’” Hutchinson said.
The January 6 Committee subpoenaed Pat Cipollone following Hutchinson’s testimony.
“The Select Committee has subpoenaed former White House Counsel Pasquale “Pat” Cipollone for deposition testimony as a part of the committee’s investigation into the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol.”
According to multiple sources that spoke to The Federalist, Pat Cipollone was not at the White House on the morning of January 6.
GOP Rep. Jim Banks (IN) is now demanding the DHS turn over surveillance logs to investigate Hutchinson’s claims.
The Federalist reported:
According to multiple sources with direct knowledge of White House staffing on Jan. 6, however, Cipollone was not at the White House that morning.
“Every Trump White House senior staff member knows that Cipollone was not at the White House that morning so that conversation could not have taken place,” one source who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Federalist. “In Cipollone’s absence, Pat Philbin was filling in for Pat [Cipollone] that morning.”
“Besides the fact that Pat [Cipollone] wasn’t there,” they added, “He simply doesn’t speak like that.”
To independently investigate Hutchinson’s claims, Banks sent a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas requesting to “review White House gate logs, surveillance video, and all other records that could indicate which of these senior staff were present at the White House during the times referenced in Ms. Hutchinson’s attached testimony.”
The Indiana congressman spearheading House Republicans’ own probe into the Capitol riot after Speaker Nancy Pelosi stripped his appointment as ranking member of the Jan. 6 Committee gave Mayorkas until July 8 to comply.