Jan. 6 Committee Is Looking For Evidence From Multiple Mike Pence Allies

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The January 6 commission wants to speak to those who were around Mike Pence to uncover what they know about Trump’s actions leading up to the violent insurrection.

CNN reports that:

‘Multiple sources tell CNN that some individuals close to Pence may be willing, either voluntarily or under the guise of a “friendly subpoena,” to provide critical information on how Trump and his allies tried to pressure the former vice president to overturn the results of the 2020 election.’

Keith Kellogg, Pence’s former national security advisor, is among the group and has already been subpoenaed by the committee. A number of sources with inside information about the matter said that Pence’s inner circle, unlike Trump’s which included former chief of staff Mark Meadows and White House strategist, Steve Bannon, who have been truculent and at times unwilling to speak to the committee at all.

‘Thompson did not reveal the names of any of the people the committee has been in contact with or could reach out to. But sources tell CNN the list consists of several people who are close to Pence, including former chief counsel Greg Jacob and former chief of staff Marc Short. Also of potential interest to the committee, according to a source with knowledge, are Pence’s previous chief of staff Nick Ayers, former legislative affairs director Chris Hodgson, political adviser Marty Obst, and former special assistant Zach Bauer.’

The news comes on the heels of another legal blow for Trump. As innocent as he claims to be, he has presented every legal argument his lawyers can think of to avoid allowing the committee access to pertinent evidence. A federal judge on Tuesday blocked Trump’s attempts, allowing more than 700 documents to be released to the committee pending an appeal by the former president.

‘Though Trump’s legal team says it intends to appeal, the ruling raises doubts over his ability to stop Pence aides from helping the committee.’