Mike Pence subpoenaed by DOJ special counsel investigating Trump

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsel Jack Smith in November 2022 following Trump's announcement that he would seek the presidency in 2024.

Published: February 9, 2023 7:06pm

Updated: February 9, 2023 7:24pm

Former Vice President Mike Pence has received a subpoena from the DOJ-appointed special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump, according to ABC News, which cited "multiple sources familiar with the matter."

The outlet did not specify what information special counsel Jack Smith sought from Pence, but noted that the subpoena followed months of negotiations between the feds and Pence's attorneys.

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith in November 2022 following Trump's announcement that he would seek the presidency in 2024. Smith has taken on the DOJ's investigations pertaining to Trump's alleged mishandling of classified materials and any alleged unlawful interference in the 2020 election by the former president or his associates.

Pence may be of direct relevance to the documents matter as the former vice president announced in late January that he had discovered classified materials at his Indiana home.

Smith's investigation has kept a relatively low profile compared to the previous special counsel investigation into Trump, that of Robert Mueller. Smith did make headlines in early December last year after sending a bevy of subpoenas to election officials in battleground states seeking communications between them and the Trump team.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on Twitter.

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