Prosecutors from the United States Department of Justice have informed the close circle of former Vice President Mike Pence that they will seek his statement in the investigation they are preparing into the eventual responsibility of former President Donald Trump in the assault on the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
Pence’s team would have indicated that Trump’s former ‘number two’ would be willing to reach some kind of agreement with the Department of Justice, according to sources to which media outlets such as CNN have had access.
The announcement comes just days after the Justice Department will appoint attorney Jack Smith as special counsel to oversee Trump-related investigations, not just those related to the riot and the Capitol Hill storming, but also those involving with classified documentation found during searches of his Mar-a-Lago mansion.
The recent book published by Pence entitled ‘So help me God’, in which he recounts some of the moments experienced during those days in which Trump pressed to annul the results of the 2019 elections, has raised expectations. within the Department of Justice that he would be looking for more evidence to be able to indict the previous head of the White House.
Although Pence seems to leave the door open to an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, with whom he has no intention of negotiating is with the special commission of the House of Representatives that is carrying out its own investigation of what happened on January 6, as he himself advanced a few days ago.