Appeals court rejects Trump’s effort to block Pence from testifying in Jan. 6 probe

US President Donald Trump listens to questions from Vice President Mike Pence during the daily briefing of the Coronavirus Task Force in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 27, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump’s attempt to block former Vice President Mike Pence from testifying before a federal grand jury that is probing the former president’s role in the Jan. 6 riots.

Trump filed an emergency motion to block a lower court ruling that ordered Pence to testify after the DC Circuit Court declined to block the subpoena.

Trump may still appeal to the Supreme Court but has not indicated whether he will.

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