Former White House adviser Pat Siporone said he had reached an agreement with House's January 6 committee to testify in a transcribed interview on Friday. According to detailed sources.
His transcribed interview will be recorded on video, sources said.
The Commission issued a subpoenato Siporone last week after unsuccessful negotiations to testify publicly.
Siporone was one of the few aides to former PresidentDonald Trumpon the day of the Parliamentary Rebellion on January 6, 2021, with important insights into what happened before and after. I have. Riot.
The House Committee frequently mentions Siporone in hearings, and members say he is one of the advisors around Trump, and Trump's actions could put Trump in legal danger. He said he was constantly telling the former president that he was concerned about that.
Siporone was not expected to fight the Commission's subpoena, as the discussion between Siporone and his investigators was heartfelt.
White House adviser Pat Siporone announced on January 25, 2020, the US Capitol. Depart from. Washington D.C.
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Following last week's order, a lawyer familiar with Siporone's deliberations told ABC News, "Of course, a subpoena is needed before the former White House adviser considers the testimony transcribed in front of the committee. It was. The Commission's request. Since the subpoena was issued, it will be evaluated on privileged issues that may be appropriate. "
Sources previously reported to Siporone and the Commission. In a topic of testimony he was negotiating, former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark told ABC News about the actions he took to attempt to overthrow using DOJ's authority. 2020 presidential election. What Siporone did on January 6th. However, this excludes direct conversations with former President Trump. He attended or interacted with former Trump lawyer John Eastman. After the 2020 election, he attended or interacted with members of the House of Representatives.
Siporone is the most popular on the panel, following last week's testimony from Trump's fourth and last White House Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows' former White House Chief of Staff, Cassidy Hutchinson. He was one of the witnesses.
Hutchinson on the panel, Siporone, the result of last year's Trump march, along with supporters from the ellipse to the Capitol, where Congress was working to prove the results of the 2020 electoral college. He said he was afraid.
"Mr. Siporone said:'Be careful not to go up to the Cassidy Capitol. Keep in touch with me. Prosecuted for all possible crimes. It will be done. If you make that move, "Hutchinson testified.
During the riots, Hutchinson also said he was urging Siporone to make some sort of statement to help Trump end the violence.
"Mark, you need to do something, or people will die and blood will fall into your hands," Hutchinson testified, Siporone told Meadows.
In addition to the Commission's desire to hear from Siporone, he attended a meeting at the White House on January 3, 2021. Investigation of unfounded fraudulent voting allegations.
Siporone faced increasing pressure from Republican Rep. Liz Cheney to testify in response to Hutchinson's testimony.
At the third hearing of the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump Image will be displayed Select a committee to investigate the January 6th attack on the US Capitol on June 16th, 2022.
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"As I heard yesterday, WH counsel Pat Cipollone had serious concerns about Trump's January 6 activities. It's time for Cipollone to testify on record. He outweighed the need for testimony last week, rather than worrying about the institutional benefits of his previous job. "
Siporone was summoned later that day.
"The Election Commission's investigation reveals evidence that Mr. Siporone repeatedly raised legal and other concerns about President Trump's activities on January 6 and the day before. "Benny Thompson, D-Miss, and Chainy said in a statement with a subpoena.
"Thanks to him, the selection committee, as other former White House advisers did in other parliamentary investigations because Siporone was previously informally involved in our investigation. The Commission needs to hear from him on record. " It's April, but it's not an officially recorded deposit.