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Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday he'd "consider" testifying before the House Jan. 6 committee and that attacks against the FBI "must stop" in the aftermath of the search warrant at former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence.Why it matters: Pence's remarks come as he is ramping up travel ahead of a likely 2024 presidential bid and amid an uptick in threats to federal law enforcement after the search.Trump earlier this week called for the "temperature
— (Axios) (August 17) (Pocket)
Former Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday came out against calls within the GOP to defund the FBI following the raid of former President Donald Trump's home in Mar-a-Lago.
— (Washington Times) (August 17) (Pocket)
The DoJ investigation previously saw testimony from Marc Short, a top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, and has increasingly become focused on the top levels of the Trump administration in recent months. Hundreds of Americans who participated in the attack on Congress have been indicted and some have been convicted in the investigation.
— (The Independent) (August 15) (Pocket)
In our news wrap Tuesday, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the Jan. 6 panel, former President Trump and his former Vice President Pence wage another proxy battle in Wisconsin, Kenya held national elections, President Biden signed the CHIPS Act into law, Serena Williams announced plans to retire from tennis, and legendary Motown songwriter and producer Lamont Dozier has died.
— (PBS) (August 9) (Pocket)
In Wisconsin, former President Donald Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, are once again squaring off via separately backed candidates in the gubernatorial contest. Trump is backing businessman Tim Michels, while Pence and former Gov. Scott Walker have lined up behind former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. The winner will go head to head with incumbent Gov. Tony Evers (D) in November.
— (Just the News) (August 9) (Pocket)
In our news wrap Monday, former President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani is now a target of a criminal investigation in Georgia involving the 2020 election, China's military launched new drills around Taiwan, William Ruto won Kenya's presidential election, Brittney Griner appealed her prison sentence, India marked 75 years of independence from Britain, and actress Anne Heche has died.
— (PBS) (August 15) (Pocket)
It's unclear how much the former New York mayor and attorney for Trump will be willing to say now that his lawyers have been informed he's a target of the investigation. Questioning will take place behind closed doors Wednesday because the special grand jury proceedings are secret.
— (The Independent) (August 17) (Pocket)
“I was his lawyer of record in that case,” Mr. Giuliani told the conservative Newsmax channel Monday. “The statements that I made are either attorney-client privileged because they were between me and him, or they were being made on his behalf in order to defend him.”
— (Washington Times) (August 17) (Pocket)
Giuliani Told He's A 'Target' Of Georgia Election Probe Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, was told on Monday that he's a target of a "wide-ranging criminal investigation into election interference in Georgia," according to the New York Times, which notes that the notification came on the same day that a federal judge rejected attempts by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) won't be able to duck giving testimony before the Atlanta special grand jury hearing evidence in the case. Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York City, was instrumental in attempts to keep Trump in power following the 2020 election - and has emerged in recent weeks as a central figure in the inquiry, which ...
— (ZeroHedge Opinion) (August 16) (Pocket)
Lawyers for Rudy Giuliani, former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer who helped lead challenges to the 2020 election results, have been told that Giuliani is a target in a criminal probe examining attempts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election, the New York Times reported on Monday.Giuliani is scheduled to appear on Wednesday before a special grand jury investigating the case, after a judge ordered him to comply with a subpoena.His lawyer, Robert Costello, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Costello told the Times that prosecutors from the Fulton County district attorney's office in Georgia, which is overseeing the probe, informed him that Giuliani is a target, the newspaper reported.
— (Jerusalem Post) (August 15) (Pocket)
An Atlanta judge ordered Rudy Giuliani to testify in person before a panel investigating the 2020 election on August 17, unless a doctor can explain why Trump's former lawyer is unable to do so. Why it matters: Giuliani is among those closest to former President Trump that the Fulton County special purpose grand jury has subpoenaed. He was originally ordered to testify today. Driving the news: Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney granted Giuliani about a week of additional time to travel to Atlanta, after a doctor argued Giuliani could not travel by airplane following a recent cardiac procedure to implant stents.
— (Axios) (August 9) (Pocket)
@soledadobrien: Rudy Giuliani looked pretty good as he walked into dinner at the Ritz Carlton in Atlanta this evening (meeting with his lawyer it looks like). Looked pretty healthy. I’m here cause I’m shooting tomorrow. He’s here cause he’s got significant legal exposure.
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