Mike Pence to Fight Special Counsel Subpoena

Mike Pence to Fight Special Counsel Subpoena


Former Vice President Mike Pence will challenge Special Counsel Jack Smith’s request for information regarding Jan. 6 and former President Donald Trump’s involvement, according to Politico.Pence will cite his previous membership of the legislature as the president of the Senate, which would prevent him from commenting on such proceedings, according to Politico. The “speech and debate” clause protects members of the legislature from engaging in legal matters that relate to their role, which would be a “first time” argument, Roy Brownell, Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell’s former counsel, told Politico.If invoked, it would be “the first time it’s ever been clearly expressed that the vice president is claiming his own constitutional privilege,” Brownell said. Pence believes a testimony in this investigation would violate the Constitution’s separation of …

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