In a surprising turn of events, former Vice President Mike Pence has been listed as a potential witness in the Georgia election subversion case against former President Donald Trump. According to undisclosed sources familiar with the court documents, Fulton County prosecutors have included Pence’s name among the 150 individuals on the witness list.
The case, led by District Attorney Fani Willis, involves charges of RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) and conspiracy against Trump and 18 others. In August, a grand jury in Fulton County returned a 41-count indictment, marking a significant development in the ongoing legal battle surrounding the 2020 election.
Pence’s inclusion on the witness list is a surprise, as he has not been considered a central figure in the criminal proceedings in Georgia. However, it is worth noting that Pence has previously appeared before a federal grand jury as part of special counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results.
The witness list the Fulton County prosecutors submitted remains sealed, and details have not been made public. The most recent version, reportedly produced only days ago, contains over 150 names, including Pence’s.
This latest development follows the guilty pleas of four of Trump’s co-defendants, including attorneys Kenneth Chesebro, Sidney Powell, and Jenna Ellis and bail bondsman Scott Hall. Chesebro, set to stand trial, accepted a plea agreement during jury selection, reducing charges. He will pay a $5,000 fine, serve five years probation, and complete 100 hours of community service. Additionally, Chesebro has written an apology letter and is expected to testify.
Powell, Hall, and Ellis also reached plea agreements, albeit for different charges, as Fani Willis does not have a RICO case. Ellis, the fourth co-defendant and third attorney to plead guilty, tearfully admitted to aiding and abetting false statements and writings but did not plead guilty to the RICO charge. As part of her plea deal, she has been sentenced to five year’s probation, a $5,000 fine, and 100 hours of community service, and she is required to write an apology letter to the people of Georgia.
Including Mike Pence as a potential witness adds another intrigue to this high-profile case. The nation will watch closely as the legal proceedings unfold to see how this testimony may shape the outcome and shed light on the events surrounding the 2020 election.