WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence was on the verge of appearing before a grand jury investigating efforts to undo the results of the 2020 presidential election, a federal appeals court Wednesday night said former President Donald Trump’s attorney refused a bid to prevent testimony by
A grand jury has spent months investigating the events leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol and efforts by Trump and his supporters to overturn the election results. But the testimony that emerges as Mr. Pence approaches the 2024 presidential run is likely to be a pivotal moment in the investigation, and will likely give prosecutors important first-person testimony as they move forward.
The order from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Circuit three-judge panel is sealed, and the online court records do not name either party. But the appeal of the sealed case was filed just days after a lower court judge directed Pence to testify on objections from the Trump campaign. A lawyer for Pence did not immediately return an email seeking comment, and a spokesman for the Justice Department special counsel who led the investigation declined to comment.
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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2023/apr/26/appeals-court-rejects-donald-trump-effort-to-block/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS Appeals court rejects Donald Trump’s efforts to block Mike Pence’s testimony