The US Department of Justice is reportedly wanting to question former Vice President Mike Pence in connection with the storming of the US Capitol. Pence's team indicated that the 63-year-old was open to possible talks, reports the "New York Times" and the broadcaster CNN, among others.
Pence recently stated that he was considering running for the White House executive chair – and was thus also prepared to compete against his former companion Donald Trump.
Trump had previously openly called on his deputy to block the procedure. Pence was also close to Trump at key moments surrounding the attempt to overturn the election.
The Justice Department has long been investigating the attack and those involved. However, it is still unclear whether the ministry could also prosecute the ex-president because of his role in it. At several public hearings, the House of Representatives committee of inquiry had presented a number of witnesses who had heavily incriminated Trump. Trump criticizes the investigation as a whole as politically motivated and has long complained that it was just an attempt by his opponents to prevent him from returning to the White House.