Who took the test again on January 6: A look at the most commonly used witnesses

The committee’s investigators disclosed their unanswered questions about the witnesses in their final report but left the final verdict about to potential conflicts or avoidance of public testimony.

POLITICO reviewed nearly 300 transcripts of testimony submitted by the select committee on Jan. 6 to identify attorneys who are often beaten by panel witnesses. Here’s what we found:

Lawyers every now and then

Lawyers from a small group of companies represented five or more witnesses of the selection committee. They are:

David Warrington and Michael Columbo (The Dhillon Law Group): Lawyers David Warrington, Michael Columbo and others represented 11 of the panel’s witnesses, including many key people in the investigation.

Among them is Donald Trump himself, who fought a committee in court. Others include former national security adviser Michael Flynn, Trump White House staff adviser Johnny McEntee, Trump political adviser Katrina Pierson, “Stop the Steal” activists Amy and Kylie Kremer, and Trump administration election day instructions Michael Roman.

Other witnesses: Laura Cox, Zach Parkinson, Kathy Berden and Charles Bowman.

Daniel Benson and Jonathan Gonzales (Kasowitz Benson), eight clients: This New York-based company, which counted Trump as a customer in the past, represented important people from the Trump White House, including adviser Eric Herschmann, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner. Ivanka Trump’s chief of staff Julie Radford and assistant Rachel Craddock were also replaced by the company. Two of Trump’s Oval Office aides, Molly Michael and Austin Ferrer, also hired Kasowitz Benson. Trump campaign attorney Alex Cannon was also a client

Stefan Passantino and (Michael Best), seven customers: Passantino was represented by Cassidy Hutchinson, who later changed attorneys and he was charged trying to suppress important information – an accusation that he and his friends are arguing about. Passantino also represented Beau Harrison, a Trump White House aide who was involved in some of the same transactions described by Hutchinson, Trump campaign advisers Joshua Findlay and John Isakson, who were fired. Trump’s attempt to request electoral college certificates in Georgia.

Other witnesses: Madixon Fox Porter, Jacqueline Kotkiewicz, Douglas Sellers

Ed Greim and Paul Brothers (Graves Garrett), seven clients: The witnesses representing this company in Missouri include Vos, Trump Justice Department assistant Ken Klukowski, Trump White House official Bobby Peede and Jan. 6 organization together Justin Caporale.

Other witnesses: Robert Gabriel, Arina Grossu, Angela McCallum

Todd Steggerda and Emily Kelley (McGuire Woods), eight clients: These lawyers represent figures associated with the Republican National Committee, including Chairman Ronna McDaniel and his chief of staff Richard Walters.

Other witnesses: Hanna Allred, Austin Boedigheimer, Kevin Zambrano, Mike Reed, Michael Ahrens and Cassie Docksey.

Robert Driscoll and Alfred Carry (McGlinchey Firm), five clients: McGlinchey’s clients all made significant contributions to the selection committee’s investigation. They included Trump White House adviser Stephen Miller, Georgia GOP Chair David Shafer, Georgia pro-Trump voter Shawn Still, former White House adviser Mick Mulvaney and former Overstock.com CEO Patrick Byrne.

Evidence not shown

Nearly three dozen witnesses chose to appear before the selection committee without specific advice. They included Oath Keepers advisor Kellye SoRelle, Proud Boy George Meza, DC Police Commander Robert Glover, Melania Trump’s former chief of staff Stephanie Grisham, and film maker Nick Quested. Most of these witnesses were cooperative and did not provoke the investigators. Many of them are current government officials or former government officials, who stood with the office’s lawyers. They include Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, former Defense Secretary Mark Esper, and former US Attorney for Washington DC Michael Sherwin.

Other prominent lawyers

Emmett Lolo, who was in the Trump White House attorney’s office in the midst of Mueller’s investigation, represented two witnesses – Kellyanne Conway and Marc Short. William Burcka key topic of the first congressional investigation focused on Trump, represented by Mike Pompeo. John Rowley and John Irving was represented by Cleta Mitchell and Rep. Scott Perry. Charles Burnham represented by John Eastman and Jeffrey Clark. George Terwilliger represented Mark Meadows, and his son Zach Terwilliger was represented by at least two other White House figures: Kayleigh McEnany and Amy Swonger.

Timothy TalkerAs Rowley represented Trump in the January 6 case before the federal grand jury, he represented the two main witnesses before the committee: Doug Mastriano and Bernard Kerik. Joseph McBridea fire-promoting lawyer who is appearing for several January 6 accused of rioting, appeared on behalf of the committee’s witnesses Alexander Bruesewitz and Ali Alexander. AB Culvahouse was represented by Greg Jacob, and Robert Costallo represented Rudy Giuliani.

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