OnPolitics: Mike Pence ordered to testify before federal grand jury, judge says

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Former Vice President Mike Pence gives remarks at the Calvin Coolidge Foundation's conference at the Library of Congress on Feb. 16.

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A federal judge has ruled that former Vice President Mike Pence must testify before a grand jury as part of the Justice Department special counsel's investigation into former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election, as Kevin Johnson, David Jackson and Bart Jansen report.

Pence was subpoenaed by the special counsel appointed to investigate Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election. However, the former vice president said he would challenge the subpoena, calling it "unconstitutional" and "unprecedented."

Trump also sought to block Pence from testifying, with Trump attorneys asserting executive privilege in a sealed motion – a move Trump has previously attempted to use to block key witnesses from testifying before the House committee that investigated the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: OnPolitics: federal judge rules Pence must testify before grand jury