Monday, May 6

Federal appeals court docket rejects Trump’s effort to dam Pence testimony

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court docket on Wednesday night time moved former Vice President Mike Pence nearer to showing earlier than a grand jury investigating efforts to undo the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election, rejecting a bid by former President Donald Trump’s attorneys to dam the testimony.

It was not instantly clear what day Pence may seem earlier than the grand jury, which for months has been investigating the occasions previous the Jan. 6, 2021, rebellion on the U.S. Capitol and efforts by Trump and his allies to subvert the election consequence. But Pence’s testimony, coming as he strikes nearer to coming into the 2024 presidential race, could be a milestone second within the investigation and would possible give prosecutors a key first-person account as they press ahead with their inquiry.

The order from the three-judge panel of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was sealed and not one of the events are talked about by identify in on-line court docket data. But the enchantment within the sealed case was filed simply days after a lower-court choose had directed Pence to testify over objections from the Trump staff. A lawyer for Pence didn’t instantly return an e mail looking for remark, and a spokesman for the Justice Department particular counsel main the investigation declined to remark.

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