Former Vice President Mike Pence has been ordered to appear before a grand jury weighing efforts to overturn the 2020 election, according to reports from multiple outlets on Tuesday, after a top federal judge ruled that executive privilege could not entirely shield him from answering questions.

The sealed order rejected former President Trump’s claims of executive privilege in special counsel Jack Smith’s Jan. 6, 2021, investigation, a sign that D.C. District Court Chief Judge James Boasberg may align with his predecessor in pushing Trump-era officials to cooperate with the probe.

Pence must answer questions that address any criminality by Trump, Boasberg reportedly ruled, though the judge did accept some arguments from Pence’s legal team that he should not be questioned about his role that day as President of the Senate — something that could limit inquiries into his actions on Jan. 6 itself.

An attorney for Pence did not immediately respond to request for comment, nor did Trump’s team.... Read More: The Hill