The January 6 panel questioned Pence’s chief of staff, Mark Short

Several key players close to Trump are quietly cooperating.

Former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Mark Short, answered questions from the House Select Committee to investigate the January 6 attack on the Capitol, two sources familiar with the affidavit told ABC News.

Sources said Short gave his testimony last week. It was first reported by CNN.

Short’s decision to answer questions from commission investigators rather than fight his subpoena is the latest reminder that several key players close to Trump are quietly cooperating with the Jan. 6 investigation.

The former president repeatedly sought to discredit the work of the commission and urged his allies and aides not to comply.

In the six months since its inception, the Select Committee has interviewed more than 350 witnesses, received more than 300 substantive advice and issued more than 50 subpoenas — for phone and email records, Trump administration documents, witness testimony and bank records, according to the committee’s public disclosures and lawsuits. of witnesses.

The committee also received nearly 40,000 pages of records — including text messages, emails and Trump administration documents — provided by the National Archives in four separate slides.

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