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Counter-demonstrations from pro-Iran parliamentary factions fuel tensions as supporters of Iraqi Shia leader al-Sadr continue their sit-in protests.
The UK defense ministry said in an intelligence update that Russian forces are still focusing their tactical assault in the Bakhmut area of eastern Ukraine.
The current chair of the ASEAN bloc said Myanmar would not be represented in the upcoming summit this week, following the junta's decline of the proposal to send a non-political envoy.
US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said both countries are pursuing economic cooperation to counter China's growing influence in the area of semiconductors.
US Vice President Kamala Harris announced over $1 billion in grants for states to prepare for and respond to calamities caused by climate change.
Taiwan's defense ministry said it would dispatch the appropriate forces to respond to possible threats in light of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit.
Iran's nuclear agency has started adding fuel to its centrifuges amidst a proposal to start a new round of talks in Vienna.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell welcomed the decision by the Kosovo government to delay the requirement of Serbs in its northern area to register for license plates in the country.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke with her South Korean counterpart, pledging to support deterrence and denuclearization in North Korea.
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Mike Pence's whereabouts on Jan. 6 becomes key argument in Capitol insurrectionist's trial
During the January 6 Capitol insurrection, the mob of supporters of former President Donald Trump was targeting his then-vice president Mike Pence aside from lawmakers. Pence’s whereabouts as the riots transpired will become a key argument in a Capitol insurrectionist’s trial.
According to Politico, Cowboys for Trump leader Cuoy Griffin is set to argue Pence’s whereabouts in his second trial for his participation in the insurrection. The judge in the case has granted Griffin’s request to question the Secret Service regarding Pence’s whereabouts during the riots. Griffin is charged with breaching a Secret Service-protected zone.
Griffin cited that Pence’s evacuation by his Secret Service detail took him off Capitol grounds and outside the perimeter established to protect Pence as Congress formally counted electoral votes to certify Joe Biden’s victory.
However, DOJ prosecutors say Griffin’s argument is nonsense. They pointed out that the Secret Service witnesses will refuse to disclose Pence’s exact location on that day as it would compromise the national security protocols for Pence’s successor Kamala Harris and the vice presidents that will follow.
Pence was within the Capitol complex as the siege occurred, and they added that it would not matter if he left, as the law violation Griffin is charged with only applies if the now-former vice president planned to return.
Prosecutors have repeatedly stressed that the law would only require Pence returning to the Secret Service zone to prove Griffin’s crime. They made amendments to the language of the charges against Griffin for emphasis.
Pence became a target by the pro-Trump mob when he ultimately refused to push the false claim of election fraud and reject the electoral votes. The rift between the former vice president and his former boss grew since that day, and Pence has repeatedly stressed that he does not have the authority to overturn the electoral votes despite the insistence of Trump and his allies.
In an interview with the Washington Examiner, the former president described Pence as a human conveyor belt” on January 6 and suggested that his former vice president would not be his running mate again should he officially launch another bid for the presidency in 2024. The former president explained that he does not think “the people would accept it” and doubled down on his false claims of election fraud being the reason for his loss.