Jared Kushner Calls White House Counsel Pat Cipollone’s Threat To Quit ‘Whining’
Former Trump adviser Jared Kushner didn’t believe then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone‘s threats to leave over Donald Trump‘s effort to overturn the 2020 election, chalking it up to “whining,” according to his testimony with the House select committee investigating last year’s January 6 Capitol attack.
The committee played a clip of Kushner’s recorded deposition during its first public hearing on Thursday night.
When asked if he had been aware of Cipollone’s threats to resign, Kushner said, “I kind of, like I said, my interest at that time was on trying to get as many pardons done. And I know that, you know, him and the team were always saying, ‘Oh we’re going to resign, we’re not going to be here if this happens, if that happens,’ so I kind of took it up to just be whining, to be honest to you.”
Rep. Liz Cheney highlights testimony from Jared Kushner, in which he says White House counsel Pat Cipollone's threats to resign amounted to "whining." #january6thcommitteehearings pic.twitter.com/f3tTRI0dre
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Cheney’s presentation held that senior Trump officials failed to take Trump’s quest to overturn the election seriously.
“It requires immediate attention,” Cheney said.