(CNN) – Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, one of two GOP members on the House Select Committee investigating Jan. 6, told the Wall Street Journal that the panel is considering asking former President Donald Trump for testimony , and may request a written interview with former Vice President Mike Pence or issue a subpoena for him to testify.
The committee has long considered interviewing the former vice president as part of its January 6, 2021 investigation. In April, the committee’s chair, Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, told reporters that Pence’s testimony may not be necessary given the information they have. I was able to gather from other sources.
The interview with the Wall Street Journal was published on Thursday.
Pence’s former chief of staff, Marc Short, and his chief legal counsel, Greg Jacob, both testified before the committee.
Thompson said earlier this week that the committee would consider attempting to interview Trump and Pence at a committee meeting on Thursday.
“That’s part of the discussion that we’re going to have on Thursday,” Thompson said Tuesday after the committee’s seventh public hearing, when asked if the committee wanted to hear from Pence.
As of Thursday night, the former vice president had not received a proposal for his testimony — in writing or otherwise — from the committee, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. The source wouldn’t definitively elaborate on how Pence would respond to a request from the committee, but the source didn’t close any possibilities.
Pence and his associates always assumed the committee would come back and ask him for a written statement, the source added.
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