Cipollone provided « a lot of relevant information, » said January 6 panel member Murphy.
« I think there was a lot of information that fit into this bigger puzzle that we’re putting together, » Murphy said. « And we have different voices telling the same meeting, and telling more or less the same story. »
“The general message we got from all of these witnesses is that the president knew he had lost the election, or that his advisers had told him he had lost the election, and that he was looking for ways to do so. . could retain power and remain president,” she added.
As the White House’s top lawyer, Cipollone could be a key source of information on attempts by former President Donald Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. In his public testimony explosive last month, for example, former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson said Cipollone warned of legal guilt if Trump travels to the Capitol with his supporters on Jan. 6.
Murphy said the select committee was successful in getting Cipollone to « confirm the concerns he had » about efforts to overturn the election.
“He made it clear that he took the side of many people you have already seen appear before the committee and claimed that there was not enough evidence to prove that the election was not free and fair. « Murphy said. .
When asked if Cipollone’s testimony would be presented publicly this week, Murphy replied, « I imagine you will hear things from Mr. Cipollone, but also from other people who were in the White House. »
The panel is due to hold a hearing on Tuesday into the activities of groups such as the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers surrounding January 6. Another hearing is possible this week, but has not been announced by the committee.