The Senate Judiciary Committee, in an earlier investigation, found Engel told Trump at the meeting that he and other top officials would resign if he fired Rosen. Cipollone would be a noteworthy hearing witness as a former White House lawyer and close aide to the former President. Engel, however, doesn’t have the same status and claims of executive privilege.
Representatives for Cipollone and Engel didn’t comment. The House select committee declined to comment.
Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, a Democrat from Mississippi, closed Thursday’s hearing with a plea for more witnesses to come forward to cooperate with the committee.