Top Pence Assistant Marc Short Teams Up with the House Jan. 6 Committee

BREAKING NEWS – Top Pence Assistant Marc Short Teams Up With House Selection Committee Jan. 6

  • Marc Short, a top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, works with the House’s Jan. 6 selection committee
  • CNN first reported on the development, saying Short was subpoenaed by the commission several weeks ago
  • Short remains a member of Pence’s inner circle
  • He witnessed a January 4 Oval Office meeting in which President Donald Trump reportedly urged Pence not to certify the election of President Joe Biden
  • Short was also with Pence when he was taken to a safe location after being removed from the Senate Chamber during the Jan. 6 Capitol assault.


Marc Short, a top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, is working with the House select committee on Jan. 6.

CNN first reported the development and said that Short had been subpoenaed by the commission several weeks ago.

Short remains a member of Pence’s inner circle and witnessed a number of key events the Democrat-led select committee is investigating, including former President Donald Trump’s pressure to have Pence refuse to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory.

Marc Short, a top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, is working with the House select committee on Jan. 6, CNN first reported Monday.

Former President Donald Trump

Former Vice President Mike Pence

The January 6 attack on the Capitol revealed a rift in the relationship between former President Donald Trump (left) and former Vice President Mike Pence (right) after the two politicians took control of most of the government.

It’s unclear if Pence gave Short his blessing to cooperate.

A source told CNN that the behind-the-scenes committee is “getting significant cooperation from Team Pence.”

Short’s cooperation is a signal that the investigation is gaining “momentum,” another source told the network.

Neither Short nor the select committee commented on CNN.

Last month, the network reported that figures close to Pence may be open to cooperating if given a “friendly subpoena.”

The January 6 attack on the Capitol revealed a rift in the relationship between Trump and Pence, after the two politicians took control of most of the administration.

Trump, using attorney John Eastman’s legal reasoning, tried to convince Pence that he could send electoral votes back to the states if the elections in those states, as Trump believed, were contested.

Pence saw his role in Congress’ certification of the January 6 election as merely a ceremonial one — and declined to carry out Trump’s request.

Short was in the Oval Office with Pence on Jan. 4 when Trump tried to build this case.

Short was also with Pence when the vice president was rushed out of the Senate chamber during the uprising and moved to a safe location.

Members of Trump’s MAGA crowd were heard outside the Capitol as they chanted “hang Mike Pence” over the vice president’s refusal to host the election.

CNN previously reported that Trump had banned Short from the White House in his waning days as president for the aide’s role in backing Pence’s refusal to throw away Biden’s victory.

The committee also hopes to talk to Greg Jacob, Pence’s former general counsel, who also opposed Eastman’s legal reasoning.

Last week, former White House chief of staff Mark Meadow agreed to work with the committee, though he will continue to practice administrative law.

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