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Ex-Trump attorney Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by grand jury Jan. 6

Former Trump White House attorney Pat Cipollone has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating last year’s Capitol riot as well as President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election result, according to a new report.

Sources with direct knowledge of the matter confirmed the subpoena to ABC News, adding that Cipollone’s legal team expects to begin negotiations over an appearance — as they did when he spoke to the House Special Committee earlier this year that investigated the attack examined for the Capitol.

Cipollone was first subpoenaed by the House panel in late June and appeared before the panel for — but recorded — deposition less than 10 days later.

The committee aired several clips from Cipollone’s interview during its series of public hearings, revealing Trump’s inaction during the violence, as well as the White House attorney’s skepticism about voter fraud claims made by the then-president’s private legal team.

Pat Cipollone, former White House Advisor to President Trump, exits a conference room during a break in his interview at the Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. House Office Building July 8, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Pat Cipollone, former Trump White House counsel, has previously testified before the House Special Committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot in the Capitol.
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Former President Donald Trump speaks with then-White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows outside the White House on September 24, 2020.
President Donald Trump speaks with then-White House Counsel Pat Cipollone, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien and Chief of Staff Mark Meadows outside the White House on September 24, 2020.
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At one point, Cipollone told the committee that he and others in the White House had urged Trump to urge his supporters to leave the Capitol immediately on the afternoon of January 6, 2021.

“I said people need to be told — there needs to be a public announcement quickly that they need to leave the Capitol,” Cipollone said.

“Just to be clear, a lot of people have suggested it. Not only me. It was the same for many people. I’m sure I’ve had conversations with [then-White House chief of staff] To mark [Meadows] about it throughout the day and expressed my opinion very strongly.”

This display, made from video released by the House Select Committee, shows Pat Cipollone, former White House Counsel, during an interview given at a House Select Committee hearing investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol on July 12 2022 was shown on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Former White House Attorney Pat Cipollone admitted he wanted then-President Donald Trump to tell his supporters to leave the Capitol.
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Video of President Donald Trump speaking Jan. 6 plays while the House Special Committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol holds a hearing at the Capitol on July 21, 2022 in Washington.
Democrats have accused former President Donald Trump of planning the Jan. 6 Capitol riots.
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This week’s subpoena signals that the Justice Department’s own investigation into the fallout from the 2020 election is intensifying. Last month, two of former Vice President Mike Pence’s top aides – Marc Short and Greg Jacob – appeared before a federal grand jury.

Last week, multiple reports indicated that the DOJ went so far as to question witnesses about their conversations with the former president, his attorneys, and other allies.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has not ruled out indictment of Trump under the investigation, revealing last week that his department will “pursue justice without fear or favor.”

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: White House Counsel Pat Cipollone and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows listen as Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a meeting with US Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett President Donald Trump's nominee for the US Supreme Court, speaks.  in preparation for her confirmation hearing on September 29, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Two former associates of former Vice President Mike Pence have been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury.
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With the Washington Monument in the background, people attend a rally in support of President Donald Trump near the White House on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Washington.
Attorney General Merrick Garland vowed to prosecute “anyone criminally responsible” for the January 6 rioting in the Capitol.
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“We intend to hold everyone, everyone who was criminally responsible for the events surrounding January 6, accountable for any attempt to disrupt the legitimate transfer of power from one government to another, that is what we are doing.” , Garland told NBC News.

“We don’t pay any attention to other issues in this regard.”

Asked whether Trump might become a candidate in the 2024 presidential election that would influence the decision, Garland reiterated, “We will hold accountable anyone criminally responsible for attempting to interfere with the transmission — legitimate, lawful transfer of power.” one government to the next.”

https://nypost.com/2022/08/03/ex-trump-counsel-pat-cipollone-subpoenaed-by-jan-6-grand-jury/ Ex-Trump attorney Pat Cipollone subpoenaed by grand jury Jan. 6

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