A recorded video of former White House attorney Pat Cipollone is displayed on a screen during Thursday’s House Select Committee hearing. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

In closed-door testimony before the committee on Jan. 6, former White House attorney Pat Cipollone suggested that then-President Donald Trump was the only one to oppose what he takes further action to convince the rioters in the U.S. Capitol to disperse and return home.

Cipollone, who recently appeared before the committee after receiving a subpoena for his testimony, said he and virtually every other senior White House official that day urged Trump to tell people to go home. as his supporters violently stormed the halls of Congress.

“When you’re talking about other staff thinking more should be done or thinking the president should tell people to go home, who would you put in that category?” Cipollone was questioned by Rep. Liz Cheney during his deposition.

“Well, I would put in that category…in terms of positive momentum to get a positive effort to do more faster, Pat Philbin, Eric Herschmann,” Cipollone replied, naming two other White House attorneys.

“Overall, Mark Meadows, Ivanka. Once Jared arrived, Jared, the general [Keith] Kellogg,” he continued. “I’m probably missing some, but these are – Kayleigh [McEnany] was here.”

Cipollone was then asked who “on staff” or “in the White House” didn’t want the rioters to leave the Capitol.

“I can’t think of anyone that day who didn’t want people out of the Capitol…especially once the violence started,” Cipollone said.

When asked if he would include Trump in that camp, Cipollone, who has been cautious about potential breaches of executive privilege, said he could not reveal communications between himself and Trump.” but obviously I think you know – yes”.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, a member of the Jan. 6 select committee, took Cipollone’s testimony as an indication that Trump, who other witnesses said was reluctant to ask his supporters to stand down, was not on board. agreement with efforts to try to end the violence.

“There’s really no ambiguity about what he said,” Kinzinger said of Cipollone’s testimony. “Almost everyone wanted President Trump to order the crowd to disperse. President Trump refused.”

Trump’s first message to violent protesters came three hours after they first stormed the Capitol in the form of a short video shared on his Twitter feed in which he told protesters: “Come inside home. We love you. You are very special.”

Trump tweeted again a few hours later, saying, “These are the things and events that happen when a landslide sacred election victory is so unceremoniously and viciously stripped of great patriots who have been wronged and unfairly treated for so long. .”