The House Jan. 6 inquiry has spent a week sitting on potentially important evidence about President Trump’s conduct amid the 2021 Capitol riot. For eight hours last Friday, the committee interviewed Pat Cipollone, Mr. Trump’s top White House lawyer during his final weeks as President. What did Mr. Cipollone say, in full? Inquiring minds want to know.
At its hearing Tuesday, the committee played a few clips of Mr. Cipollone’s testimony. He discounted claims that President Biden stole the 2020 election, saying that the Rasputins surrounding Mr. Trump never gave hard evidence, and “at some point you have to put up or shut up.” Mr. Cipollone praised Vice President Mike Pence for refusing to reject valid electors, and he recalled suggesting Mr. Pence “be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.”