Rep. Adam Schiff Says Jan 6 Panel ‘Possibility’ Will Subpoena Mike Pence


Rep. Adam Schiff, a member of the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, said it’s a “possibility” the panel would subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence.

“We’re not going to take anything off the table in terms of witnesses who haven’t testified yet,” Schiff said in CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I still think we would like to have a number of high-profile people appear before our committee. But, at this time, I cannot reveal what private conversations may or may not be taking place regarding certain individuals. But there are still key people that we haven’t interviewed that we would like to,” the California Democrat said.

So is Mike Pence still a possibility? asked host Dana Bash.

“Certainly a possibility. We are not excluding anyone or anything at this time,” Schiff responded.

At the panel’s third hearing last Thursday, testimony detailed how former President Donald Trump pressured Pence to reject congressional certification of the Electoral College vote for President Biden on Jan. 6.

But Pence refused because he did not have the constitutional authority to do so.

At the panel's third hearing last Thursday, testimony detailed how former President Donald Trump pressured Pence into rejecting Electoral College certification by Congress.
At the panel’s third hearing last Thursday, testimony detailed how former President Donald Trump pressured Pence into rejecting Electoral College certification by Congress.
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Rep. Adam Schiff said it's a "possibility" that the panel will subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence.
Rep. Adam Schiff said it’s a “possibility” the panel would subpoena former Vice President Mike Pence.
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Witnesses also recounted how Trump called his former No. 2 a “weak” and the “p-word” in a “pretty heated” phone call that morning, then tweeted when the mob stormed the Capitol saying that Pence ” I don’t have the courage to do what should have been done to protect our country.”

Schiff also said the committee wants to hear from Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, about text messages she sent to then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and other Trump supporters. Trump after the 2020 election.

“We want to know what she knows, what her part was in this plot to nullify the election,” Schiff said on CNN.

But Pence refused because he did not have the constitutional authority to do so.
But Pence refused because he did not have the constitutional authority to do so.
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“She has said that she is willing to come and testify voluntarily. She glad to hear that. … And so we have a variety of questions to ask you,” she said. “Obviously, I think the committee will be interested in, among other things, if this was discussed with Judge Thomas, since he was ruling on cases that would affect whether we would get any of this information.”

In an interview last week, Thomas said he looks forward to speaking with the panel.

“Can’t wait to clear up misconceptions. I look forward to speaking with them.” she said.

Witnesses also recounted how Trump called his former No. 2 a "flimsy" and the "p word" in a "pretty hot" phone call earlier that morning.
Witnesses also recounted how Trump called his former No. 2 a “pussy.”
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In a text message to Meadows on November 10, 2020, Thomas urged him: “Help this great president stand his ground Mark!!!” according to the washington post.

“You are the leader, with him, who defends the constitutional government of the United States on the precipice. Most know that Biden and the left are attempting the biggest heist in our history,” he said.

Schiff did not say whether he agrees with some of his fellow Democrats who are calling for Clarence Thomas to resign or be impeached.

“I think at the very least it suggests, and I think we already know enough to say this, that Judge Thomas, to avoid even the appearance of impropriety, should have nothing to do with any case involving Jan. 6, particularly regarding our investigation, because we want our judges to hold a standard that goes beyond what is legal or illegal to avoid even the appearance of a conflict or impropriety,” Schiff said.




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