FPOTUS Trump’s top two White House lawyers appeared today before at least one federal grand jury in Washington, D.C. It’s unclear which investigation they were testifying about.
Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone exited the courthouse around 2:30pm after spending about six hours behind closed doors.
At noon, Pat Philbin, Cipollone’s former deputy, appeared at the courthouse and as of 2:30pm had not yet exited.
The two Pats may have insight on Trump’s “thinking” on or before January 6, but they were also present on the final days in the White House, as boxes of documents were packed and shipped to Mar-a-Lago.
Both incidents are the subjects of criminal inquiries being considered by grand juries in Washington, D.C.
Both Cipollone and Philbin appeared before the grand jury in September but declined to answer some questions until the matter of privilege was settled. A judge ruled against Trump’s argument and ordered the two men to appear.
Also this week, three aides to Trump including his former social media director Dan Scavino, former deputy director of presidential advance William Russell and Beau Harrison appeared before a grand jury investigating the matter of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago.