Mike Pence Subpoenaed By Trump Special Counsel!

According to a person familiar with the legal team’s conversations, attorneys for former President Donald Trump are anticipated to challenge the special counsel’s subpoena of former Vice President Mike Pence based on executive privilege. Special counsel Jack Smith has subpoenaed Pence, a source familiar with the situation told NBC News on Thursday.

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith in November to head the Justice Department’s investigations into Trump’s participation in the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021, and his handling of confidential documents after leaving office.

According to the source, the subpoena concerns the inquiry from January 6. Several Trump international attorneys declined to comment, and the Trump campaign did not respond to a request for comment. The subpoena-fighting strategy of Trump’s attorneys was first revealed by CBS News.

According to NBC News, Smith reportedly summoned local officials in crucial presidential swing states for all correspondence between Trump, his campaign, and several advisers and associates who helped him attempt to rig the 2020 election.

Smith’s action suggested that he was looking into a plot involving Trump’s fictitious electors, a group of people who signed documents claiming to be the legitimate electors in their states and falsely claiming that Trump had won those states.

Mike Pence Subpoenaed By Trump Special Counsel!

According to information gathered by the House committee established to look into the Jan. 6 attack, the fake electors also submitted false certifications of Trump victories to the National Archives to have Pence replace them with the actual electoral votes that gave Joe Biden the presidency.

Trump had repeatedly attempted to use executive privilege to prevent the committee from getting the materials it needed for its inquiry. The committee spent the entirety of the session discussing Pence’s involvement in the incident and the enormous public and personal pressure Trump put on Pence to tamper with the electoral process.

During a meeting in the Oval Office with attorney John Eastman, one of the authors of a memo outlining a scenario in which Pence could refuse to certify the Electoral College count, Pence claimed in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece that he informed Trump that it would be unlawful for him to interfere with the count. In the wake of the unrest, Pence carried out his ceremonial duty as he presided over Congress’ certification of the 2020 election results.

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