WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: In this screengrab taken from a Senate Television webcast, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone answers a question from a senator during impeachment proceedings in the Senate chamber at the U.S. Capitol on January 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, Senators continue asking questions for the House impeachment managers and the president's defense team. (Photo by Senate Television via Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone has had an eight-hour private interview with the Jan. 6 committee. Cipollone has been a sought-after witness over his role trying to prevent then-President Donald Trump from challenging the 2020 presidential election and joining the violent mob at the Capitol. One committee member says he did not contradict earlier witness testimony. Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson had testified that Cipollone warned the defeated president would be charged with “every crime imaginable” if he went to the Capitol on Jan. 6 trying to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election.