Patrick Philbin: Former Deputy White Home Counsel underneath investigation January 6

Patrick Philbin was praised for evidence and documents, according to one of the sources. Philbin worked in the White House counsel’s office under him Pat Cipollonewho was also subpoenaed for documents and evidence, according to sources.

Philbin did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Executive privilege will play a role in the discussion of Philbin’s grand jury testimony, as has recent grand jury testimony from Cipollone and vice presidential advisers Marc Short and Greg Jacob.

Philbin and Cipollone were both key witnesses to Trump’s actions in the final days of his presidency. Cipollone has repeatedly pushed back on attempts to cancel the 2020 election, and according to a report from the Senate Judiciary Committee, he and Philbin opposed a proposal to replace the attorney general with someone who was willing to look on false claims of electoral fraud.

The report stated that Philbin and Cipollone indicated that they would resign if such a plan were implemented.

Philbin has already testified about the Capitol attack in a separate prosecution: earlier this year he appeared before a House select committee that investigated on January 6, CNN previously reported.
During Cipollone’s own testimony before the House committee, he told investigators that several top Trump advisers joined him on January 6 – including Philbin – to push the former President to issue a strong condemnation of the attack.
CNN reported last October that Philbin was at the time among a cadre of attorneys from the Trump White House or a campaign that is still working for the former President and is now focused on narrower tasks, such as handling executive privilege discussions with the National Archives or communicating with former ex- A possible president. White House witnesses were called to Capitol Hill.

This story has been updated with additional details.

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