Amid the controversy surrounding Covington Catholic High School, it has been revealed via Cincinatti.com that President Trump’s top White House attorney, Pat Cipollone is a graduate of the school.
Cipollone graduated from Covington Catholic in 1984. He served as an informal advisor to the president on the special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential elections, but has now taken over as White House general counsel.
While he does not have anything to do with the recent incident involving Covington Catholic students, it was not widely known that Trump has a top advisor connected to the school. Cipollone has not been interviewed and has thus far been unavailable for comment.
Cipollone is a strong advocate of Catholicism. He was one of the founding members of the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in 2004, which is a national prayer meeting that brings over 1,500 people to Washington. He helped Fox News’ Laura Ingraham convert to Catholicism in 2002. Ingraham now refers to Cipollone as her “godfather” and “spiritual mentor.”
After finishing his education at Covington Catholic, Cipollone received a bachelor degree from New York’s Fordham University. He later went to law school at the University of Chicago.
During George W. Bush’s presidency, Cipollone worked in the Justice Department. He was later a partner in Stein Mitchell Cipollone Beato & Missner LLP, a Washington-based law firm that has since dropped Cipollone from its name.
Both Trump and his personal attorneys respect and look favorably upon Cipollone. Trump was quoted saying, “Pat’s a great guy. He’s very talented.”