Marc Short, who has intimate information about the former President of the United States, Donald J. Trump’s campaign to pressure his vice-president to invalidate the results of the presidential election, appeared under subpoena.
WASHINGTON — Marc Short, who served as the chief of staff for the former vice president Mike Pence, testified privately this week in front of the House committee that was investigating the January. 6 attack at the Capitol which was the most recent twist in a series of talks between investigators of the panel and Mr. Pence’s staff.
The Mr. Short appeared in response to a subpoena issued by the committee According to three sources who are aware of the developments which makes him the highest-ranking person who is in close proximity to the Mr. Pence who is known to have been a part of the investigation.
Investigators believe that involvement by Pence, the vice-president’s former aide and his personal circle is vital, since Pence. Pence resisted a pressure campaign launched by ex-President Donald J. Trump to make use of his position as the president over the election results to attempt to rescind the election of 2020.
The Mr. Short was with Mr. Pence on Jan. 6 when a mob of the latter’s supporters. Trump’s supporters assaulted the Capitol and has direct knowledge of the tactics employed by Trump. Trump and his allies to convince that former Vice President to snuff out legitimate electoral votes to Joseph R. Biden Jr. to favor fake electoral slates that favor Trump voters.
The witnesses spoke under the an anonymity basis about Ms. Short’s testimony. It was first covered on CNN.
The investigators have been engaged in high-stakes discussions throughout the last few weeks with. Pence’s team regarding whether or not he will cooperate with the investigation. In recent months, they’ve requested the cooperation with the former attorney Mr. Short and Greg Jacob Greg Jacob, Greg Jacob. Pence’s former attorney.
He. Short and Mr. Jacob were both heavily associated with Mr. Pence’s discussion of the possibility of a vote in favor of Mr. Trump’s request to would block from the count for Electoral College results by a joint session of Congress. Three days prior to the occurrence the two men were in conversation together with John Eastman, a lawyer who was advising the president. Trump, about a memo that Mr. Eastman had written setting out the reasons the reasons why the Mr. Pence had the power to stall the official approval. When a mob attacked the Capitol and chanting “Hang Mike Pence,” Mr. Eastman sent an angry mail to. Jacob, blaming Mr. Pence for the violence.
“The “siege” was because YOU as well as your supervisor failed to take the steps necessary in order to permit this to be reported publicly to ensure that the American people could be able to see what really happened”.
Eastman has since invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to defy the subpoena’s committee. Keith Kellogg, a retired lieutenant general who was also Mr. Pence’s National Security advisor was also a witness in front of the panel. Kellogg testified before the committee. Kellogg told investigators that protesters attacked at the Capitol in the Capitol on January. 6th and 7, Mr. Trump rejected pleas from him as well as Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff and Kayleigh McEnany the press secretary to demand an end of the violence. He also said Ivanka Trump, Mr. Trump’s youngest daughter and adviser tried to intervene twice.
He said. Kellogg said he and Ms. Trump also witnessed a phone conversation in the Oval Office on the morning of Jan. 6. Trump pressured Mr. Pence to agree with the plan to revoke electoral votes. The president. Kellogg told the committee that President Trump had claimed that Pence of not being tough enough. Pence of not being “tough enough” to challenge the results of the results of the election.
Mrs. Trump then turned to Mr. Kellogg and said, “Mike Pence is a nice man.” Kellogg said. Kellogg testified.
The latest developments come in the same week that the president. Trump has continued to attack Vice President Pence for his stance. Pence for refusing to accept the idea of reversing the 2020 presidential election.
“Mike Pence was able to exercise the ability to change the outcome, but they want to take this right away,” Mr. Trump stated in a statement, speaking of senators who are currently discussing a revision of the Electoral Count Act to clarify that the vice president is not able to unilaterally alter the results of an election. “Unfortunately that he did not exercise this power. He could have overturned the outcome!”
The president. Trump also said at an event in the past weekend that he may give pardons to criminal defendants convicted in connection to the Jan. 6 riots and that he’d be able to hold additional protests if he was accused of the crime.