Justice Division seeks Pence testimony in Jan. 6 investigation

Former Vice President Mike Pence has been contacted by the Justice Department, according to sources familiar with the matter, to provide testimony in its ongoing criminal investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and former President Donald Trump's alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. File pool photo by Saul Loeb/UPI | <a href=License Record” height=”533″ src=”https://cdnph.upi.com/svc/sv/upi/1911669241075/2022/1/deb913c8430e92bd204a44cd0c21fa97/Justice-Division-seeks-Pence-testimony-in-Jan-6-investigation.jpg” title=”Ragged Vice President Mike Pence has been contacted by the Justice Division, primarily primarily based on sources conversant within the topic, to provide testimony in its ongoing prison investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and archaic President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. File pool whine by Saul Loeb/UPI | License Record” width=”800″>

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Nov. 23 (UPI) — The Justice Division has contacted archaic Vice President Mike Pence to provide testimony for its ongoing prison investigation into the Jan. 6 assaults on the Capitol and archaic President Donald Trump’s alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election, sources conversant within the topic told The Unusual York Instances, CNN and ABC News.

Pence’s crew has indicated the archaic vp is pondering the quiz, two other folk confirmed to The Unusual York Instances, which was first to document the Justice Division had reached out to Pence. The Justice Division’s quiz was also independently confirmed by other folk conversant within the topic to each CNN and ABC News.

Pence in overall is a the biggest see for prosecutors, in particular after he told ABC News in an weird interview that Trump and his allies urged him, sooner than Jan. 6, 2021, to quit the certification of Joe Biden’s presidential victory.

“I mean, the president’s words had been reckless. It was firm he determined to be portion of the problem,” Pence told ABC News’ David Muir as he answered questions about Trump’s speech on Jan. 6, sooner than the Capitol was attacked.

Pence, who has also printed a memoir describing some of his interactions with the archaic president, was within the Capitol when Trump supporters attacked the constructing, some chanting violence against the vp. Earlier that day, Pence declined to intervene within the electoral vote certification route of.

Whereas the Justice Division is currently seeking testimony from Pence, it has already secured solutions from two of Pence’s high advisers, Greg Jacob and Marc Immediate, primarily primarily based on CNN.

In July, the Justice Division began its prison investigation into the Jan. 6, Capitol attack and Trump’s efforts to overturn the outcomes of the 2020 election. As of Sept. 13, it was reported that the division had issued 40 subpoenas for witnesses to testify to a federal big jury within the ongoing investigation.

As successfully as, search warrants had been issued to come to a decision on telephones belonging to Boris Epshteyn, in-home counsel for Trump’s correct efforts, and Mike Roman, a campaign strategist and director of the archaic president’s Election Day operations.

The Justice Division investigation comprises Trump’s put up-election fundraising and efforts to nominate misleading electors to overturn his defeat to Biden.

The Home settle committee is also investigating the events of Jan. 6, nonetheless Pence change into down the committee’s quiz for an interview announcing Congress has “no handsome” to his testimony. Pence did allow high aides to acknowledge questions.

Earlier this yr, Pence criticized the archaic president announcing he was “wrong” for suggesting he overturn the outcomes of the final presidential election.

“There are these in our occasion who take into consideration that because the presiding officer over the joint session of Congress, I possessed unilateral authority to reject Electoral Faculty votes. And I heard that President Trump talked about I had the handsome to ‘overturn the election,'” Pence talked about one day of a speech in February sooner than the Federalist Society in Orlando, Fla.

“President Trump is wrong. I had no handsome to overturn the election,” Pence talked about. “Whatever the long dawdle holds, I know we did our responsibility that day.”