This is an interesting situation. On one hand, Trump might expect his former running mate and VP to show him some loyalty. On the other hand, that was then and since then a Trump-encouraged mob built gallows and chanted "hang Mike Pence!" Also Pence is now competing against Trump for the GOP presidential nomination. --CA
(New York Times)A federal appeals court rejected on Wednesday night an emergency attempt by former President Donald J. Trump to stop former Vice President Mike Pence from testifying in front of a grand jury investigating Mr. Trumpís efforts to overturn the 2020 election.
The 11th-hour ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia paved the way for Mr. Pence to appear before the federal grand jury as early as this week.
Mr. Pence has always been a potentially important witness in the inquiry because of conversations he took part in at the White House in the weeks leading up to the attack on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. During that time, Mr. Trump repeatedly pressed Mr. Pence to use his ceremonial role overseeing the congressional count of Electoral College votes to block or delay certification of his defeat.