Justice Department Investigators need to talk to Former Vice President Mike Pence as part of the department’s probe into the events leading up to Jan. 6 According to capitol riot to A report.
Thomas Windom has been at least one investigator who reached out to Pence’s team in Recent weeks of searching to question Pence regarding former President Donald Trump’s efforts to Overturn the 2020 election results the New York Times reported on Wednesday.
According to some reports, the ex-vice president is amenable to considering the DOJ’s request and was contacted prior to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of Jack Smith as special counsel in charge of the department’s two separate investigations into Trump.
The former commanderinDOJ is looking into the handling of sensitive White House documents by -chief after his presidency as well as for the Jan. 6 insurrection.
The DOJ’s investigation into Jan. 6 Separate from the House Jan. 6 committee’s probe into the aftermath of the 2020 election. PenceAccording to to The reportViews the Justice Department This is a different inquiry from the House one, because it’s a criminal investigation.
Pence He stated last week that he is “closing the door” On the possibility of appearing before House panel to He called it the “partisan nature” The committee.
“I am closing the door on that,” Pence in An interview with CBS News last Thursday.
“But I must say again, the partisan nature of the January 6 committee has been a disappointment to me,” He added. “It seemed to me in the beginning, there was an opportunity to examine every aspect of what happened on January 6, and to do so more in the spirit of the 9/11 Commission, nonpartisan, nonpolitical, and that was an opportunity lost.”
Trump could slow down the process of getting Pence to By invoking executive privilege, you can sit down with federal investigators to Stop or limit his testimony. An executive privilege claim was made by the former president earlier in the year in Failure of an attempt to Stop two of the former Pence Marc Short and Greg Jacob, aides, testifying in Interviews with grand juries to The investigation.
Pence he has spoken out about Jan. 6 Capitol riots while he makes rounds in The media promotion of his book. “So Help Me God.”
Trump has been accused by the former vice president of being “reckless” His supporters stormed Capitol Building on the day he protested the 2020 election results. Pence Was at the Capitol on January. 6 Leading procedures to certify Joe Biden’s election victory.
“The president’s words were reckless and his actions were reckless,” Pence told ABC’s David Muir earlier this month.
“The president’s words that day at the rally endangered me and my family and everyone at the Capitol building,” PenceHe was present with his daughter on January. 6, added.
The government’s discussions with Pence Consider sitting down for an interview in The early stages of development to The New York Times. Pence Trump has not been subpoenaed, and the process could take months if he invokes executive privilege.
A spokesperson Pence declined The Post’s request for comment.