Capitol assault: Pence to testify about his conversations with Trump
Former US Vice President Mike Pence (File Photo)
A US judge has ordered former Vice President Mike Pence to testify about conversations he had with Donald Trump before the storming of the Capitol, multiple media reported Tuesday.
This magistrate, James Boasberg, wants Mr. Pence to provide answers to a federal grand jury regarding issues related to the investigation of potential crimes committed by the former president .
The decision is under seal and has not been made public. However, according to a source familiar with the matter, Mr. Pence may refuse to appear and provide an explanation for these January 6, 2021 actions. presidential election.
Judge Boasberg's motion represents a partial victory for the Justice Department, which is investigating the attack on the Capitol, in which five people died and several police officers were injured. More than 1,000 people have been arrested in the uprising.
Donald Trump is seeking a new presidential term in 2024 and Mike Pence could be among those who will challenge him for the Republican nomination .
Investigators are examining Mr. Trump's role in the violence that erupted on January 6, 2021, as part of his bid to stay in power after losing the presidential election against Joe Biden.