According to a leak to CNN, on Thursday, Former Vice President Mike Pence testified to a federal grand jury.
Former Vice President Mike Pence was ordered by Chief Judge James Boasberg, an Obama appointee, to testify before a grand jury regarding his conversations with President Trump on January 6.
This represents an unprecedented attack on the authority and executive privilege of Trump, which stems from the constitutional separation of powers.
As reported by CNN:
Former Vice President Mike Pence testified on Thursday to a federal grand jury investigating the aftermath of the 2020 election and the actions of then-President Donald Trump and others, sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
Pence was poised to recount for the first time under oath his direct conversations with Trump leading up to January 6, 2021.
Trump repeatedly pressured him unsuccessfully to block the 2020 election’s result, including the morning of January 6 on a private phone call, and a federal judge previously ruled Pence could be compelled to recount conversations the two men had where Trump may have been acting corruptly.
The grand jury in Washington, DC, whose proceedings are secret, assembled just before 9 a.m. ET on Thursday. That coincided with an increase in security inside the courthouse and two SUVs with tinted windows spotted ferrying people to the building.
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