But Lofgren clarified to Wolf Blitzer on CNN that Cipollone also didn’t necessarily “confirm” information from other witnesses — though he never said one other witness was “mistaken.”
In some cases he was not present in certain situations so couldn’t comment, or didn’t recall an event “with precision,” said Lofgren,
Lofgren described Cipollone’s nearly eight-hour testimony as a “grueling” day due to the length of time, but said it was also “well value it.” He answered a “whole number of questions,” and revealed some latest information, which the panel will soon share, she added.
But sources told CNN that members of the Jan. 6 panel didn’t specifically ask Cipollone about that portion of Hutchinson’s testimony concerning Trump going to the Capitol.
If asked, he wouldn’t have confirmed that individual statement, the sources told CNN. It wasn’t immediately clear if Cipollone wouldn’t confirm it since the statement wasn’t accurate, or he couldn’t comment due to attorney client privilege.
Hutchinson said she also heard Cipollone telling Meadows that the mob was “literally calling for [Vice President Mike Pence] to be fucking hung.”
When Meadows replied that Trump believes “Mike deserves it,” Hutchinson testified, Cipollone replied: “That is fucking crazy.”
The following televised hearing held by the Jan. 6 panel is Tuesday, when Lofgren said the committee will probably be “connecting various dots.”
Take a look at a clip of Lofgren’s interview above.