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Former White House Attorney Pat Sipolon agreed to be sworn in Friday to the House committee investigating the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, the Associated Press reported.

Following the testimony of other White House aides and Justice Department officials, Cipolo negotiated the testimony after subpoenaing him. Testimony will be delivered in private but will be transcribed.

What was Cipolon’s involvement on January 6? Cipolo was threatened with resignation during a January 3, 2021 Oval Office meeting, while Trump threatened to replace acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen with Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark, who was more willing to move on. Unconfirmed claims of election fraud. Trump made the decision when top officials from the Justice Department and the Counsel’s Office threatened to resign.

According to Cassidy Hutchinson, a former aide to Trump who testified on June 28, Cipolo also urged Trump not to join the crowd at the Capitol after his Jan. 6 speech because he could be charged with “every conceivable crime.”

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Press. Biden talks to WNBA star Britney Grinner’s wife

President Joe Biden spoke by phone Wednesday with Cheryl Greener, wife of WNBA star Britney Greener, and read her a letter stating that he plans to detain the basketball player in Russia.

Biden’s efforts to bring home former Marine Paul Whalen, who is serving a 16-year sentence, were also highlighted, the White House said in a statement. On the realization of espionage. And other U.S. citizens were “wrongfully detained or held hostage” in Russia.

The White House will not disclose what is said in Biden’s letter. Biden was joined on the call by Vice President Kamala Harris. Biden’s letter is in response to a handwritten letter from representatives of Britney Grinner that was passed to the White House on Monday.

What did Greener say in his letter to Potts? In the letter, Greener expressed her fear that she might remain in a Russian prison forever and called on Biden to use all his power to bring her and others detained in Russia home.

“When I sit here in a Russian prison, with my thoughts and without the protection of my wife, family, friends, Olympic jersey or any achievements, I fear that I will be here forever,” Greener wrote. “Please do everything you can to bring us home. I voted for the first time in 2020 and I voted for you. I have faith in you. I still have a lot to do with my freedom so you can help restore it. “

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Trump may announce a presidential campaign this summer

Former President Donald Trump has been the subject of an investigation this week since the House committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol began its hearing. But witness testimony pointing to Trump and his team as instigators of the uprising has not stopped the former president’s plans to fight for the White House in 2024.

Or so his colleagues say.

New revelations about his conduct on January 6, 2021, opposition from a growing number of Republicans and the possibility of blaming him for his alleged involvement in the uprising are prompting Trump to run – if only to face his enemies, aides say.

Trump spokesman Taylor Budovich said Americans are “hungry” for his leadership.

“As other witch hunts are blowing in the face of Democrats, President Trump is now in a stronger position than before,” Budovich said.

But the Jan. 6 investigation is Trump’s only problem. He is also under investigation by the Grand Jury in Georgia and, perhaps, the Justice Department in Washington, and he faces a number of political enemies.

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