Sealed ruling: Federal judge orders Pence to testify in Jan. 6 probe

Sealed ruling: Federal judge orders Pence to testify in Jan. 6 probe
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Former Vice President Mike Pence will be required to testify before a grand jury regarding his private conversations with former President Donald Trump leading up to the insurrection at the U.S Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

According to CNN, sources with details about the judge's sealed ruling have said, "that Pence can still decline to answer questions related to his actions on January 6 itself, when he was serving as president of the Senate for the certification of the 2020 presidential election."

While Pence does have the right to appeal the ruling, the former president has repeatedly lost his attempts to employ executive privilege.

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The latest ruling follows Pence's remarks made at an event back in February. At the time, Pence touched on the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) subpoena.

“I am going to fight the Biden DOJ subpoena for me to appear before the grand jury because I believe it’s unconstitutional and unprecedented,” Pence said at an event.

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