During a hearing broadcast live on Thursday, this parliamentary committee detailed the numerous pressures exerted by ex-president Donald Trump on his vice-president Mike Pence to try to prevent him from certifying the victory of Joe Biden in the presidential election on January 6, 2021.
There are still some key people that we have not yet interviewed and would like to interviewsaid Adam Schiff on CNN on Sunday.
Asked about the possibility of a Mike Pence subpoena, Mr. Schiff said:
It is certainly a possibility.
We are not excluding anything or anyone at this timehe added, specifying that he could not
reveal which private conversations [étaient] or not taking place with respect to certain individuals.
On January 6, 2021, the procedure for certification of the results of the presidential election before Congress was in principle only to be a simple formality. However, President Trump had tried to force his right arm to block the process.
Mike Pence had finally published a letter in which he claimed not to have the power. At the same time, pro-Trump protesters began to crowd around Congress, images that circulated around the world.
That day, his resistance to all the pressures made him a herojudged Sunday on NBC Jamie Raskin, elected Democrat of the House of Representatives and member of the commission of inquiry.
Americans want Trump prosecuted
The next public hearings of this commission are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday at midday. On Tuesday, this new session will focus in particular on the pressure exerted on local elected officials in certain states, notably in Georgia, during the counting of votes.
Nearly 6 in 10 Americans (58%) think Donald Trump should be prosecuted for his role in the Jan. 6 assault, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll released Sunday. This figure is up from the 52% of Americans who said the same in April, before the start of the hearings of the commission of inquiry.
However, only 9% of Americans say they follow these hearings closely, according to the same poll.