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Wed Nov 23, 2022, 05:58 PM

Justice Dept. Seeking to Question Pence in Jan. 6 Investigation

Justice Dept. Seeking to Question Pence in Jan. 6 Investigation

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/23/us/politics/mike-pence-jan-6.html

Prosecutors want to speak with the former vice president as a witness to former President Donald Trumpís efforts to remain in power, and he is said to be considering how to respond.


By Maggie Haberman and Michael S. Schmidt
Nov. 23, 2022Updated 5:00 p.m. ET

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Mr. Pence was present for some of the critical moments in which Mr. Trump and his allies schemed to keep him in office and block the congressional certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.ís victory. An agreement for him to cooperate would be the latest remarkable twist in an investigation that is already fraught with legal and political consequences, involving a former president who is now a declared candidate to return to the White House ó and whose potential rivals for the 2024 Republican nomination include Mr. Pence.

Thomas Windom, one of the lead investigators examining the efforts to overturn the election, reached out to Mr. Penceís team in the weeks before Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Jan. 6 investigation and a separate inquiry into Mr. Trumpís handling of classified documents, according to one of the people familiar with the matter. Mr. Garland has said that the appointment of the special counsel, Jack Smith, will not slow the investigation.

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Mr. Pence, who rebuffed Mr. Trumpís efforts to enlist him in the plan to block certification of the Electoral College results, has been publicly critical of Mr. Trumpís conduct in the run-up to the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol and on the day of the attack, when members of a pro-Trump mob were chanting ďHang Mike Pence.Ē

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But Mr. Pence, according to people familiar with his thinking, sees the Justice Department inquiry differently given that it is a criminal investigation. His testimony could be compelled by subpoena, though none has been issued.

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Reply Justice Dept. Seeking to Question Pence in Jan. 6 Investigation (Original post)
marble falls Nov 23 OP
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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 05:09 PM

1. Subpoena him now, ask questions now.

Let him walk his holier than thou ass into the court of public opinion with a reason not to respond to a subpoena.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Thu Nov 24, 2022, 07:10 PM

2. Will Pence call this Vice-President Executive Privilege?

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 09:12 PM

3. And then? What Happened?



Thomas Windom, one of the lead investigators examining the efforts to overturn the election, reached out to Mr. Penceís team in the weeks before Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Jan. 6 investigation and a separate inquiry into Mr. Trumpís handling of classified documents, according to one of the people familiar with the matter. Mr. Garland has said that the appointment of the special counsel, Jack Smith, will not slow the investigation.


So Pindom reaches out to Pence in the weeks before the appointment of Jack Smit....

........and then what happened?

this paragraph is classic newspeak, writing a whole bunch of words but barely or never quite get to the point.



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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Fri Nov 25, 2022, 09:13 PM

4. Considering?

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