In this image from a video released by the House Select Committee, Vice President Mike Pence looks at his phone from a safe haven on January 6, investigating the attack on the US Capitol on January 6. The House Select Committee, which is currently in office, is seen holding hearings on Thursday. , June 16, 2022, Washington State Capitol.
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former vice president Mike Pence A summons was issued from special adviser ex-president investigation donald trump For his efforts to overturn his 2020 selection The loss and events leading up to the January 6th Capitol Riot, NBC News confirmed Thursday night.
Pence, who worked for Trump, was under pressure from him to electoral college List of some states that have given presidents Joe Biden his margin of victory in that race.
Pence did not agree to Trump’s demands when he presided over the congressional joint session that confirmed Biden’s victory.
A joint meeting on January 6, 2021 was interrupted for hours by a mob of Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol, with Pence and members of Congress fleeing to hide from the invaders. Trump has refused for hours to act on demands publicly calling on his supporters to leave the Capitol.
ABC News It was first reported that special counsel Jack Smith had served a subpoena to Pence. ABC also reported that the subpoena was issued after months of negotiations between federal prosecutors and Pence’s legal team.
It is not clear whether Smith is seeking Pence’s testimony, documents, or both.
Spokesmen for Pence and Smith declined to comment on the subpoena.
Smith previously issued a subpoena seeking documents from Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Ravensperger.
NBC reported in December that officials in battleground states subpoena From Smith for communications involving Trump, his campaign, and aides and allies involved in attempts to overturn Biden’s victory.
Smith is also investigating whether Trump deleted the White House documents and sent them to the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida.
Smith was appointed special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland after Trump announced his candidacy for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.
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