Marion McKeone: Trump sweats as his former counsel plays ball with Jan 6 committee

Pat Cipollone’s testimony on Friday about the events of the January 6 riot at the Capitol Building was delivered behind closed doors, but all the indications are that he was a co-operative witness, spelling more bad news for former US president Donald Trump

Pat Cipollone, former Trump White House counsel, exits a conference room during a break in his interview at the Jan 6 committee in Washington DC last week. Picture: Getty

Pat Cipollone looked straight ahead and said nothing as he made his way into a conference room in the O’Neill House office building in Washington DC shortly before 9am on Friday.

Eight hours later, Cipollone, who was White House counsel during the final months of the Trump administration, left the room after a grilling by the January 6 committee. During that grilling, he never once contradicted the testimony of Cassidy Hutchinson, the former White House ...