Mike Pence, the former Vice President of the United States, has been subpoenaed as part of an investigation into the January 6th insurrection at the US Capitol. This news comes as the investigation into the insurrection rapidly escalates, with multiple high-profile figures now being subpoenaed or questioned.
The investigation is being led by the US Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC and is focused on the possible involvement of current and former members of the Trump administration in the insurrection. The subpoena is the first known instance of Pence being drawn into the investigation, and it suggests that the inquiry is widening in scope.
Pence has previously said that he was not aware of any plans to disrupt the certification of the 2020 election results and that he was not involved in any efforts to encourage the mob. However, the subpoena could indicate that investigators are looking into Pence’s role in the events leading up to the insurrection.
The investigation has already ensnared several high-profile figures, including former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and former Trump adviser Steve Bannon. It is unclear if Pence will be charged with any crimes, but the subpoena suggests that investigators are exploring all possible avenues.
The news of Pence’s subpoena comes as the Department of Justice is ramping up its investigation into the events of January 6th. The FBI has already made several arrests and is continuing to search for those who participated in the insurrection. It is likely that more subpoenas and arrests will follow in the coming weeks.
The investigation into the insurrection is likely to continue for some time, and it is unclear what the outcome will be. However, the fact that Pence has now been subpoenaed suggests that the inquiry is becoming more serious and is expanding in scope. It is likely that more high-profile figures will be drawn into the investigation as it progresses.