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Marc Short, former pinnacle aide to Pence, testified earlier than Jan. 6 grand jury

Bycbs editor

Jul 26, 2022

Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence’s leader of staff, testified earlier than a federal grand jury searching into the Jan. 6, 2021, attack at the U.S. Capitol, he stated on CNN Monday night.

“I can verify that I did get hold of a subpoena for the federal grand jury and I complied with that subpoena,” he stated. “Under the recommendation of counsel, I cannot say an awful lot extra than that.”

His grand jury look on Friday in Washington, D.C., turned into first pronounced with the aid of using ABC News.

Earlier this year, in January, Short regarded earlier than the House choose committee investigating Jan. 6 in reaction to a subpoena. In the June sixteen public hearing, clips from that interview have been played, together with one wherein Short stated he believed that Mark Meadows, then the White House leader of staff, agreed with him that Pence lacked the authority to overturn the consequences of the election with the aid of using now no longer certifying the Electoral College votes.

In the video testimony, Short stated he concept Meadows understood this to be the case, however Short additionally informed the committee that Meadows had informed “such a lot of human beings such a lot of special things,” that this wasn’t precisely clear.

Short turned into with Pence withinside the Capitol on Jan. 6, as pro-Trump rioters overtook the constructing and the pair have been forced to evacuate to the protection of a loading dock beneath the Capitol complex. Trump had publicly and privately forced Pence to reject the election consequences in sure states gained with the aid of using Joe Biden, however Pence issued a assertion pronouncing he couldn’t do so.

He lately informed CBS News’ Catherine Herridge in an interview this month that in the 187 mins of rioting on the Capitol, he talked to handiest one individual withinside the White House, and that turned into Meadows. Herridge requested Short whether or not Meadows had given Pence any assurances that President Trump had attempted to mobilize help, however Short answered handiest that it turned into “now no longer a part of our conversation.”