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J6 Committee Compels Testimony from Major Trump White House Figure

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Those who were within Donald Trump’s immediate orbit in the days following the 2020 election have largely been willing to tell the January 6th select committee one of two things:  Nothing inappropriate was happening with Trump at the time, or “go kick rocks”.

The committee’s work has largely been viewed as a “fishing expedition” by those on the right side of the aisle, who’ve recognized the scope of the probe as a tactic aimed at affecting the outcomes of the 2022 and 2024 elections.  The group is simply gathering dirty laundry to put out on the punditry’s clothesline ahead of those crucial Novembers.

But, every now and then, the committee lands a fairly poignant witness, and this week was one of those times.

Pat Cipollone, who served as Donald Trump’s White House counsel, is expected to testify behind closed doors on Friday with the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday.

The interview with Cipollone will be transcribed and videotaped, according to a person familiar with the matter. His appearance before the panel comes as a result of a subpoena issued to him last week.

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The committee didn’t return a request for comment.

And while some in Trump-World may be a bit concerned over the development, the committee’s recent controversies, (particularly regarding the potential perjury of Cassidy Hutchinson), provide a reality check on the efficacy and accuracy of the investigation as a whole.

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As a lifelong advocate for the dream promised us in the Constitution, Andrew West has spent his years authoring lush prose editorial dirges regarding America's fall from grace and her path back to prosperity. When West isn't railing against the offensive whims of the mainstream media or the ideological cruelty that is so rampant in the US, he spends his time seeking adventurous new food and fermented beverages, with the occasional round of golf peppered in.