The special counsel investigating the role that former President Donald Trump played in the Capitol riot has issued a subpoena to Mike Pence.
According to CNN, special counsel Jack Smith's office has requested documents related to the incident and has asked Pence to provide them with information about his interactions with Trump before the attack on the US Capitol.
According to reports, the special counsel hopes that Pence's answers will help break Trump's executive privilege claim.
.@glennkirschner2 .@CheriJacobus .@BadBradRSR .@JudyPete Does the subpoena of Mike Pence signal that Jack Smith has already dotted the i's and is ready to cross the t's and recommend Trump for indictment? We all want Jack Smith to be the lighthouse bringing in the Justice ships. pic.twitter.com/Nf9xOHrTZk
— ChattJazz 🇺🇦 ☮️ 🌻 (@ChattJazz) February 10, 2023
According to CNN, Robert O'Brien, a former national security adviser for Trump, used executive privilege to avoid testifying to the investigators.
The development of Pence's potential subpoena has been going on for months. In January, he refused to answer questions from the House committee. Instead, he sent his aides to provide them with the necessary information.
Videos of the Capitol riot on January 6 showed protesters calling for Pence's death. Although he criticized Trump's actions, the former vice president refrained from directly attacking him.
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