The Justice Department is asking Mike Pence to sit for questioning in the investigation on January 6

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Former Vice President Mike Pence has been contacted by the Department of Justice, which is seeking to question Pence in connection with the DOJ’s ongoing investigation into former President Donald Trumpthe Jan. 6 unrest and efforts by Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to ABC News.

The former vice president is said to be considering the request, according to sources.

The Justice Department declined to comment when contacted by ABC News. A spokesman for Pence did not respond to a request for comment.

Pence, who recently broke his silence on Trump and the events of January 6 in a exclusive interview with ABC News’ David Muir, would be a critical witness for prosecutors.

Former Vice President Mike Pence gestures while speaking during an annual leadership meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Las Vegas on Nov. 18, 2022.

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As Pence told Muir, he was urged by Trump and his allies several times in the days leading up to January 6 to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s victory.

“I think the president’s words were reckless. It was clear that he decided to be part of the problem,” Pence told Muir regarding Trump’s speech to supporters on the morning of Jan. 6 ahead of attack on the Capitol.

The DOJ news was first reported by The New York Times.

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