Pence subpoenaed by special counsel leading Trump investigations


WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Mike Pence has been subpoenaed by the special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Special Counsel Jack Smith was appointed in November by Attorney General Merrick Garland to lead the Justice Department’s investigations of Trump, including the probe into the former president’s handling of classified documents after he left office, as well as issues of the investigation into Trump’s role in the January case. 6 attack on the Capitol.

It is unclear what information Smith is seeking from Pence. Spokesmen for Smith and Pence declined to comment on the matter.

ABC news first reported that Pence has been subpoenaed.

In December, NBC News reported that Smith had aforementioned local officials in key presidential states for any communication involving Trump, his campaign and a host of aides and allies who helped him in his effort to overturn the 2020 election.

The move was an indication that Smith is investigating a scheme involving fake voters, a list of people who signed documents claiming they were the rightful voters of their states and claiming Trump was the victor rather than the rightful winner, President Joe Biden.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.

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