Mike Pence Incriminates Trump?

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Former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner has stated that if former Vice President Mike Pence is made to testify before a grand jury then he could provide “sharply incriminating” evidence against former President Donald Trump. According to the latest reports, Pence received a subpoena from the grand jury part of the Department of Justice’s investigation into Trump’s involvement in the January 6, 2021, Capitol attack. The investigation is currently led by special counsel Jack Smith.

On January 6, 2021, the Capitol was attacked by a group of Trump supporters after Pence, the then-vice President refused to assist then-President Trump to reject the certification of the electoral votes. This was part of Trump’s attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 election, which President Joe Biden won.

Kirschner, a legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC News uploaded a video on Youtube, which was also shared on Twitter in which he said that Trump had pushed for Pence to break a number of federal laws on that day. Kirschner has repeatedly called for Trump to be indicted over the incident.

Pence, along with many constitutional experts and legal analysts have all concluded that Trump’s request for the electors of several states to be rejected would have been unconstitutional and it would have gone against the country’s democracy. However, Trump maintains his allegations that the election results were fraudulent and that he had been the rightful winner in many swing states. These allegations are unfounded and there is no evidence to corroborate these claims.