DOJ Special Counsel Mike Smith, who is currently investigating President Trump related to the unrest that occurred after the January 6th ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, and in relation to documents that were stored at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, has subpoenaed former Vice President Mike Pence in relation to his investigation.

While it has not been publicly confirmed by Smith what the subpoena is related to, a source close to the investigation told NBC News that it was in relation to the January 6th investigation.

The subpoena was issued after months of negotiations between Pence’s legal counsel and Department of Justice attorneys.

Pence may attempt to invoke executive privilege to prevent the release of some documents requested by the Department of Justice.

A spokesperson for Mike Pence did not respond to requests for comment from reporters after the news broke.

The Gateway Pundit Reports

Former Vice President Mike Pence has been subpoenaed by the special counsel overseeing probes into former President Donald Trump, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

Sources told ABC News that the subpoena from special counsel Jack Smith requests documents and testimony related to the failed attempt by Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election, which culminated in the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The subpoena follows months of negotiations between federal prosecutors and Pence’s legal team.

Smith was appointed in November to oversee the investigation into Trump’s potential mishandling of classified documents after leaving the presidency and obstructing the government’s efforts to retrieve them — as well as a separate probe into efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the results of the 2020 election.

The move will be seen as a major escalation of Smith’s probe into efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the election, and suggests that Smith’s investigation has entered a more advanced stage.

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