United States: the commission of inquiry into the assault on the Capitol is considering summoning Mike Pence

In mid-June, the commission revealed the numerous pressures exerted by former President Donald Trump on his vice-president to try to prevent him from certifying the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election.

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Former Vice President Mike Pence could be subpoenaed to appear before the commission of inquiry into the assault on the Capitol, said Sunday June 19 one of its members, the elected Democrat Adam Schiff, before new public hearings scheduled for next week.

Thursday, this parliamentary committee had detailed, during a third hearing broadcast live on television, the numerous pressures exerted by former President Donald Trump on his vice-president to try to prevent him from certifying the victory of Joe Biden. in the presidential election, January 6, 2021.

“There are still some key people that we have not yet interviewed, and that we would like to interview”, said Sunday on CNN Adam Schiff. Asked about the possibility of a subpoena from Mike Pence, he said: “It’s definitely a possibility.” “We are not excluding anything or anyone at the moment”he added.

Nearly six in 10 Americans (58%) think Donald Trump should be prosecuted for his role in the Jan. 6 attack, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday. This figure is up from 52% of Americans declaring it in April, before the start of the hearings of the commission of inquiry. But only 9% of Americans say they follow these hearings closely, according to the same poll.

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