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Top Pence aide Marc Short is cooperating with the House January 6 committee 


BREAKING NEWS – Top Pence aide Marc Short is cooperating with the House January 6 select committee

  • Marc Short, a top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence , is cooperating with the House’s January 6 select committee
  • CNN first reported the development and said Short was subpoenaed by the committee 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 pushed Pence not to certify President Joe Biden’s election 
  • Short was also with Pence when he was taken to secure location after being removed from the Senate chamber during the January 6 Capitol attack  


Marc Short, a top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, is cooperating with the House’s January 6 select committee. 

CNN first reported the development and said Short was subpoenaed by the committee several weeks ago. 

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

Marc Short, a top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, is cooperating with the House’s January 6 select committee, CNN first reported Monday

Former President Donald Trump

Former Vice President Mike Pence

The January 6 Capitol attack exposed a break in former President Donald Trump (left) and former Vice President Mike Pence’s (right) relationship, after the two politicians stayed in lockstep through most of the administration

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

One source told CNN that behind-the-scenes the committee is getting ‘significant cooperation from Team Pence.’ 

Short’s cooperation is a signal that the investigation is enjoying some ‘momentum,’ another source told the network. 

Neither Short nor the select committee commented to CNN. 

Last month the network reported that figures close to Pence may be open to cooperating if they were sent a ‘friendly subpoena.’  

The January 6 Capitol attack exposed a break in Trump and Pence’s relationship, after the two politicians stayed in lockstep through most of the administration.  

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

Pence saw his role in the January 6 Congressional certification of the election as merely a ceremonial one – and refused to do Trump’s bidding. 

Short was in the Oval Office alongside Pence on January 4 when Trump was trying to build this case. 

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

Members of Trump’s MAGA mob were heard outside the Capitol chanting ‘hang Mike Pence,’ over the vice president’s refusal to throw the election. 

CNN previously reported that Trump had banned Short from the White House in his waning days as president over the aide’s role in backing Pence’s refusal to toss out Biden’s win. 

The committee is also hoping to talk to Greg Jacob, Pence’s former general counsel, who also pushed back against Eastman’s legal reasoning. 

Last week, former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadow agreed to cooperate with the committee, though he’ll continue to assert executive privilege.   

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