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Opinion Trump faces new danger in DOJ’s surprise subpoena of Pat Cipollone

Former White House counsel Pat Cipollone has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating events related to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. John Sutter: If he's a candidate, goes this thinking, any criminal investigation into him would appear hopelessly tainted. But that’s not all: Ongoing revelations from the House select committee are keeping the public informed about the sort of wrongdoing a criminal probe might focus on, making it harder for Trump to demagogue an investigation away. Sutter asks: What could such a federal investigation learn from Cipollsone that the panel could not learn from him? He could testify to just how extensively Trump was informed that his schemes might be illegal or risked criminal liability, Sutter says. That could disarm

Jan. 6 hearings might be having a positive public impact, says Julian Zelizer. Zelizer: At minimum all this strongly suggests “the investigation is focused on the president’s circle, and very likely the president. He says the hearings have effectively driven home to journalists, civil society