Trump’s ex-White House counsel to appear before Jan 6 committee

The US congressional panel investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the Capitol building has reached a deal to interview former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, whose testimony lawmakers had been seeking for weeks, several US media outlets have reported.

Reports on Wednesday by the New York Times, Washington Post and CNN amongst others cited unidentified sources as saying that Cipollone agreed to speak to the panel behind closed doors by the end of the week. They said the interview would be videotaped but not broadcast publicly.

The panel held six public hearings in June and is set to convene publicly again on July 12.

In its previous hearings, the committee focused on former President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 elections based on false voter fraud allegations, attempting to draw a link between that campaign and the Capitol riots.

The committee cannot file criminal charges, but it can make recommendations for the Department of Justice to indict suspects. Lawmakers on the committee have also said the panel wants to present the findings of its investigation to the American people, so the public can make its own judgement about the January 6 events.

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