Judge Orders Pence To Testify Regarding The Events Surrounding January 6

The Judge ordered that the former vice president must testify before the grand jury investigating President Trump on January 6. According to persons familiar with the order, a federal court decided that former Vice President Mike Pence must appear before a grand jury by January 6, 2021, about his discussions with former President Donald Trump. The Judge rejected Mr. Trump’s claims of executive privilege.

An Increasing Number Of January 6 Defendants Seek To Delay Trials Due To Newly Revealed Video

Defendants accused of offenses related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, are demanding trial extensions to analyze newly released footage. Shane Jenkins became one of the most recent defendants when he filed a request through his attorney to delay the trial in response to the January 6 release of around 41,000 hours of security footage.

Republicans Set Their Sight on Changing the Office of Congressional Ethics

As the new session of Congress opens on Tuesday, House Republicans intend to alter the rules of the ethics office responsible for investigating legislators. As part of the House rules package agreed upon with members, incoming GOP leadership proposed changes to the OCE’s (Office of Congressional Ethics) board and the hiring of new personnel that might limit the office’s capacity to probe politicians. Under the proposed changes, the House Ethics Committee may accept complaints from the general public.

The DOJ Latest Harassment Involves Getting Testimony From Mike Pence

The Justice Department wants to speak with Vice President Mike Pence about an effort to overturn Trump’s 2020 loss. According to persons familiar with the outreach, Justice Department investigators want to meet with former Vice President Mike Pence as part of an ongoing investigation into efforts by former President Donald Trump and his associates to reverse his 2020 election result.

Oath Keeper Attorney and Judge Clash Over Defense Regarding Capitol Riot Case

On Wednesday, a discussion between a federal judge and a lawyer for one of the Oath Keepers devolved into a screaming match. The Oath Keeper, Kelly Meggs, is charged with seditious conspiracy as well as other charges. His lawyer suggested that she may argue at trial that her client deleted evidence after the riot on the instruction of another lawyer.