The Justice Department’s attempts to get Pence to testify in the investigation into Trump’s efforts to cling to power may be drawn out.
March 6, 2023

Trump has filed a motion asking a federal judge to prevent his former vice president, Mike Pence, from testifying to a grand jury, claiming executive privilege. Via the New York Times:

The filing is unsurprising — Mr. Trump’s lawyers have repeatedly sought to assert executive privilege over former aides as a means of blocking testimony — but it underscores how much the Justice Department’s attempts to get Mr. Pence to testify in the investigation into Mr. Trump’s efforts to cling to power may be drawn out.

The sealed filing was made on Friday, according to the person briefed on the matter. Its existence was reported earlier by CNN. A spokesman for Mr. Trump did not respond to a request for comment.

Mr. Pence was recently subpoenaed for grand jury testimony after negotiations between his team and the Justice Department over his appearance came to an impasse, people briefed on the matter said. Mr. Pence is a key potential witness in the investigation, as the person Mr. Trump pressured repeatedly to thwart the certification of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s Electoral College victory by Congress.

Wonder what Pence has to say that makes Trump so nervous?

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