Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence appeared in court on Thursday, sources say, testifying behind closed doors for up to seven hours before a federal grand jury convened to investigate former U.S. President Donald Trump’s actions prior to the January 6, 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.
Pence’s historic testimony in a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., could provide a better understanding of Trump’s potential efforts to overturn his loss to U.S. President Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election, sources say.“I don’t know what he said, but I have a lot of confidence in him,” Trump told an NBC reporter from the campaign trail in New Hampshire on Thursday.
Pence was subpoenaed earlier this year to testify under oath in the criminal probe into Trump. The questioning took place behind closed doors.
Lawyers for both Trump and Pence had made failed appeals to prevent Pence from testifying in the special counsel’s investigation.
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