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Jan 6th Select Committee Will Interview Key Witness Who Isn’t a Trump Loyalist [VIDEO]

Jan 6th Select Committee Will Interview Key Witness Who Isn’t a Trump Loyalist [VIDEO]

Marc Short, the former chief of staff of former Vice President Mike Pence, is now reportedly cooperating with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Capitol riots, which could be potentially damaging to Donald Trump. During the counting of Electoral College votes that would affirm President Biden’s win in the 2020 election, MAGA rioters stormed the Capitol, some of whom even chanted, “Hang Mike Pence” based on the belief that Pence was unwilling to overturn Trump’s defeat in the election.

Short’s loyalty is to Pence, not Trump, and after learning the details of their harrowing experience on January 6th–Pence’s staff were unable to get into their locked offices once the attack on the Capitol began, and it was later learned their access badges, which had worked that morning, had been disabled. The staff was forced to hide on a loading dock until it was safe to move the Vice President, and it’s unlikely Short is going to forget about that.

According to recent reporting from ABC News’ Jonathan Karl, it was last December when Jenna Ellis, one of the Trump campaign’s lawyers, drafted a memo that outlined a multi-step strategy to overturn Trump’s defeat. Under Ellis’ plan, when Congress was supposed to certify the election results on January 6th, Pence could instead unilaterally decide to send back the electoral votes from several states where Trump lost, but he wishes he’d won.

Short can help the Committee by answering questions not only about what transpired during the attack on the Capitol, but also about the weeks of planning that preceded the assault.

Pence has maintained that he believes he “did the right thing” by certifying the results of the 2020 election. Earlier this year, the former vice president said he was proud of his role on that day, noting that he did not have the constitutional authority to reject or return electoral votes that had been certified by the states.

 

 

CNN’s legal analyst, Elie Honig, spoke with Erin Burnett about Short’s potentially damaging testimony. Watch their conversation below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and CNN legal analyst Elie Honig said that could be a major breakthrough in the probe.

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