Marc Short, former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff and closest advisers, will be complying with the House Jan. 6 Select Committee and the subpoena they issued him sources told CNN.
According to the report, Short actually received the subpoena three weeks ago from the committee, which is currently conducting an investigation into the events that unfolded on Jan. 6 when a riot broke out during a protest at the Capitol building.
The former chief of staff is expected to provide firsthand knowledge of the former vice president’s actions, movements, and communications during the time when some of the protesters at the Capitol breached the building.
It’s been alleged that some of the protesters were actually chanting “hang Mike Pence” during the incident.
The Jan. 6 committee is getting “significant cooperation with Team Pence,” a source told CNN, which reported Short was willing to cooperate on a “friendly subpoena.”
Short issued a “no comment” when contacted by CNN. The committee also declined to comment to CNN.
Short has a long history working with Pence, including when Pence was a member of Congress, but he also served as former President Donald Trump’s legislative director for the first year and a half of Trump’s administration.
Short was with Pence on Jan. 6 and attended a Jan. 4 Oval Office meeting with Trump and attorney John Eastman. That meeting included a discussion of delaying the certification of the election amid allegations of election fraud raised by the Trump camp, according to CNN.
Former President Donald Trump actually booted Short from the White House after Jan. 6, according to CNN, as it’s been stated that he took Pence’s side when the former vice president refused to submit to Trump’s request to take action and investigate claims of fraud before certifying election results.