The Department of JusticeDOJ() is seeking testimony of former Vice President Mike Pence for its investigation into Donald Trump’s attempts to stay in power after losing the 2020 presidential election, according to several media reports.

Sources familiarized with the matter confirmed the assertion. DOJ’s efforts to The New York Times, CNN ABC News On Wednesday. All were reported. PenceTrump’s fraught relationship with Corey has led to a fraught relationship. He refused to support his election fraud claims.

DOJ According to reports, investigators were contacted Pence before Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel ― Jack Smith, who once led the public integrity section ― to take over the probe last week. As of now Pence It has not been subpoenaed.

Although he is open to testifying in front of the Tribunal, DOJ, Pence has (*6*) to participate in a similar investigation led by a House select committee, saying last week that Congress “has no right to my testimony.”

Trump could seek legal recourses to end his presidency Pence To testify, invoke executive privilege which could at most stall the proceedings DOJ’s efforts to convene with him.

Pence Could be a key witness in investigations into Trump’s efforts to subvert democracy. This includes a plan to create fake lists of pro-Trump voters in several states Biden won in 2020. 6, 2021, when an angry mob of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol with Trump’s encouragement. Pence Trump claimed that he summoned him to meet John Eastman, an attorney, and then pressed him. Pence To block the certification of electoral colleges in Congress.

Wednesday’s news comes the week after Pence shared he’s giving
“prayerful consideration” to running for president in 2024 ― a race for which Trump has already announced his candidacy. Pence There are “better choices” than Trump for president last week when asked if he’d be a good presidential candidate again.