U.S. Capitol Jan. 6 panel examines Trump’s pressure on Pence

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By Patricia Zengerle and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The congressional committee investigating last year’s deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol turned its attention on Thursday to then-President Donald Trump’s attempts to pressure former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn his 2020 election defeat. The House of Representatives select committee called former aides to Pence to testify on efforts by Trump and some of his associates to convince the vice president to prevent formal congressional certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in the November 2020 presidential election. Thousa…

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