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Committee investigating Capitol attack considers Trump and Pence testimony

Adam Kinzinger, a Republican congressman and member of the US House committee investigating the US Capitol building attack, told the Wall Street Journal that the panel is considering soliciting testimony from former President Donald Trump.

The committee also considers requesting a written interview with former deputy Mike Pence or issuing a subpoena for his testimony.

The panel has long considered hearing Pence as part of its investigation into the events of January 6, 2021. But the committee’s chairman, Democratic Representative Bennie Thompson, has already told reporters that Pence’s testimony may not be necessary given the information they were able to gather from other sources.

Kinzinger’s interview with the Wall Street Journal was published on Thursday (14).

Pence’s former chief of staff, Marc Short, and his top legal adviser, Greg Jacob, have already testified before the committee.

Thompson said earlier this week that the panel would discuss interviews with Trump and Pence at a meeting on Thursday.

“That’s part of the discussion we’re going to talk about,” Thompson said Tuesday after the committee’s seventh public hearing, when asked if Pence would be heard.

As of Thursday night, the former vice president had yet to receive any proposals for his testimony — written or otherwise — from the committee, according to a source, who did not indicate how Pence would respond to any requests from the committee.

The former deputy and his aides always assumed the panel would ask for written testimony from him, the source added.

Source: CNN Brasil

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