Submitted by ub on Fri, 04/28/2023 - 05:29

Donald Trump failed to block Mke Pence's testimony, so Mike trumped Donald under oath before a federal grand jury.

During another one of Trump's many not-so-perfect phone calls, Don reportedly became heated and angry because Mike said he would follow the rule of law and The US Consitution.

According to published reports, the sealed decision recognized Pence could refuse to answer some questions dealing with his role as president of the Senate. The twice impeached and indicted Trump, tried to block Pence's testimony by appealing to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. A three-judge panel rejected the former guy's appeal.

Former VP Pence first said the grand jury subpoena was unprecedented and unconstitutional, but he didn’t appeal a federal judge’s ordering him to testify.

Pence's testimony is a significant development in the special counsel’s probe. Mike could provide critical insights into Don’s thinking in the days leading up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Pence published a memoir and a Wall Street Journal opinion article detailing several of his interactions with Trump, but some details were left vague. DOJ Special Counsel Jack Smith is particularly interested in Trump’s efforts to try to block the certification of Biden's election.

Pence’s testimony was crucial because he was at the heart of Trump’s strategy to reject Electoral College votes from states he lost.

The strategy mapped out by Trump lawyer John Eastman called for Pence, as president of the US Senate, to reject electors from seven contested states that President Joe Biden has already won.

Pence could then either accept alternate electors who supported Trump or send the contest to the House, where a majority of state delegations supported Trump.

Pence refused to participate. He fled the Senate chamber ahead of a mob that erected a gallows outside the Capitol and chanted, “Hang Mike Pence.”

In testimony before the House committee that investigated the attack, Pence's aides described how Trump pressured and scolded his vice president.

After evacuating the Senate chamber, Pence refused to get in a Secret Service car in an underground parking garage because he worried it would carry him away from the Capitol rather than finish the Electoral College vote count that night.

Former US Vice President Pence appears before a grand jury probing Trump


Mike Pence testifies to the grand jury about Donald Trump and January Six

The former vice-president’s proximity to the ex-president during the Capitol attack makes him a key witness in the criminal inquiry


Pence testifies before election probe grand jury: AP source