DOJ prosecutors seek testimony from former Vice President Pence in January 6 criminal probe

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DOJ prosecutors seek testimony from former Vice President Pence in January 6 criminal probe

From CNN | Politics by Evan Perez and Katelyn Polantz, CNN

Justice Department prosecutors have reached out to representatives of former Vice President Mike Pence to seek his testimony in the criminal investigation into efforts by former President Donald Trump and allies to impede the transfer of power after the 2020 election, according to people familiar with the matter.

The request occurred before the Justice Department appointed a special counsel to oversee two Trump-related investigations, including the January 6, 2021-related probe and another into alleged mishandling of classified materials found at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida, home and resort. It’s unclear how special counsel Jack Smith’s appointment will affect discussions between the Justice Department and Pence’s team.

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