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Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone set to testify before Jan. 6 committee on Friday


White House Counsel Pat Cipollone (R) waits for the start of a cupboard meeting within the East Room of the White House on May 19, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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Former President Donald Trump’s White House counsel Pat Cipollone is predicted to testify on Friday before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, an individual conversant in the matter told NBC News on Wednesday.

The panel had issued a subpoena to Cipollone last week, saying it has obtained evidence that he “repeatedly raised legal and other concerns about President Trump’s activities on January sixth and in the times that preceded.”

Cipollone is predicted to fulfill with the committee under subpoena for a transcribed interview, NBC reported.

A spokesman for the select committee didn’t immediately reply to CNBC’s request for comment.

The committee had openly called on Cipollone, who was on the White House for key moments before and through the riot, to cooperate with investigators.

“Trump doesn’t want Mr. Cipollone to testify here” since the evidence shows that he and his office “tried to do what was right,” the committee’s vice chair, Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., said last month.

Cheney issued that decision during one in all the committee’s public hearings laying out the initial findings from its yearlong investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, riot on the U.S Capitol by a violent mob of Trump’s supporters.

The panel’s next public hearing, its seventh to date, is scheduled for July 12 at 10 a.m. ET.

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