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彭斯参谋长现在是已知为 1 月作证的最高级别白宫官员. 6 大陪审团

彭斯参谋长现在是已知为 1 月作证的最高级别白宫官员. 6 大陪审团

Marc Short, the former chief of staff to Vice President 迈克·彭斯, became the highest-ranking White House official to testify before a grand jury investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riots.

Short confirmed the news on CNN’s OutFront, telling host Erin Burnett: “I can confirm that I did receive a subpoena for the federal grand jury, and I complied to that subpoena. But under advice of counsel, I really can’t say much more than that.

As a House committee continues to look into the events of that day, a federal grand jury is also hearing testimony related to the riots and to efforts by 唐纳德·特朗普 and his allies to overturn the 2020 总统选举. CNN reports that Short testified before the House committee back in January, while his testimony to the grand jury came just last week.

纽约时报 reports that Greg Jacob, who served as Pence’s counsel, also testified before the grand jury — an indication that the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into Jan. 6 is intensifying.

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where President Donald Trump honored the World Series Champion Houston Astros for their 2017 World Series victory Trump Astros Baseball, 华盛顿, 美国 - 12 三月 2018

White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short attends a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, where President Donald Trump honored the World Series Champion Houston Astros for their 2017 World Series victory Trump Astros Baseball, 华盛顿, 美国 – 12 三月 2018
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Tensions between Pence and Trump spilled over into public view shortly before the rioters breached the Capitol that day, with Trump pushing Pence to overturn the results of the November election in his favor, after numerous legal attempts to contest the results failed in courts across the country.

In a rally held near the White House on Jan. 6, Trump grew increasingly vocal in his demands while speaking to his supporters.

“迈克·彭斯, I hope you get to stand up for the good of our Constitution and for the good of our country, and if you’re not, I’m going to be very disappointed in you,” Trump said.

反而, Pence released a lengthy statement breaking with the president, just moments ahead of a joint session of Congress to ratify the electoral vote.

It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” 声明阅读.

As Pence’s statement was released, the vice president and congressional lawmakers began to gather in the House of Representatives chamber to begin the counting of Electoral College votes.

Roughly an hour into the process, Trump’s supporters outside had overpowered police and forced their way into the building in a scene that eventually led to the deaths of four people as well as the evacuation of Congress and the vice president himself, who was whisked to an undisclosed location.

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王牌, 同时, took to Twitter to single out Pence, writing that hedidn’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our Country and our Constitution.

Footage of the rioters would later show some of Trump’s supporters shoutingHang Mike Pence” — a cry that Trump allegedly endorsed, according to those who have testified under oath about the events of that day.

Trump himself told ABC NewsJonathan Karl that the chants about hanging Pence werecommon sense” 因为 “the people were very angry.