Prosecutors investigating the 1/6 attack want to talk to Mike Pence as a witness in their investigation into Trump’s attempted coup.
The New York Times reported on this.
The Justice Department is seeking to question former Vice President Mike Pence as a witness in a criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s efforts to stay in office after his 2020 election loss.
Mr. Pence has been open to reviewing the request, acknowledging that the Justice Department’s criminal investigation is different from the House committee’s Jan. 6 investigation, according to people familiar with his thinking.
There are already warnings that even if Pence wants to testify or is subpoenaed, Trump will try to use executive privilege to slow or block Pence’s potential testimony.
There are also political implications for Pence, who has suggested he is open to testifying. Mike Pence is running for the presidency of the Republican Party in 2024 together with Donald Trump.
The former vice president will benefit politically from Trump’s criminal conviction for the Republican presidential nomination.
Mike Pence can go slow and pretend he’s trying to be loyal to Trump, but he’ll benefit if Trump goes down.
It would be appropriate for Trump to be prosecuted because the vice president he treats like a thug is telling the Justice Department everything.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also the Congressional Correspondent for the White House Press Pool and PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a BA in Political Science. Her graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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