(RoyalPatriot.com )- Given his close relationship with Trump, Pence is expected to be a pivotal witness in the upcoming inquiry, the senate is conducting on the Jan 6 riot.
According to legal experts commenting in the media, the subpoena of Vice President Mike Pence as part of the probe indicates that the DOJ might be seriously contemplating filing criminal charges against President Donald Trump.
As part of the investigation into Trump’s efforts to change the results of the 2020 election and the events leading up to the incident in the Capitol, special counsel Jack Smith has called on the former vice president to appear and submit documents.
Prosecutors have taken a significant stride forward, according to Barbara McQuade, a law professor at the University of Michigan and an ex- U.S. attorney, who also noted that the subpoenaing of Pence to appear under oath sets up yet another clash with respect to executive privilege. McQuade is but one legal eagle who has speculated that this might mean the DOJ is planning to file charges against Trump on January 6.
She feels the DOJ would not subpoena a former vice president if they believed the probe was not likely to end in charges, but it does not indicate that charges are certain.
After the investigation is complete and the prosecutor has gathered as much information as possible, they will often interrogate the most crucial witnesses.
President Trump’s legal team has already hinted that they would try to prevent Vice President Pence from complying with the subpoena by claiming presidential privilege.
The current president must permit the previous president to set executive privilege into motion as a shield.
After many Trump friends, including ex-White House strategist Steve Bannon and ex-White House adviser to Trump, Peter Navarro, refused to cooperate with subpoenas served to them by the House Select Committee probing the January 6 assault, Biden previously rejected the use of executive privilege.