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Trump Complained About Pence Being Taken To Safety On 1/6 – Said VP Should Be Hung: Report

As rioters were storming the Capitol on January 6, 2021, then-President Donald Trump saw crowds of people chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” and said he agreed with them, getting upset when it became clear that the vice president had been whisked to safety by the U.S. Secret Service.

According to The New York Times:

Shortly after hundreds of rioters at the Capitol started chanting “Hang Mike Pence!” on Jan. 6, 2021, the White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, left the dining room off the Oval Office, walked into his own office and told colleagues that President Donald J. Trump was complaining that the vice president was being whisked to safety.

Mr. Meadows, according to an account provided to the House committee investigating Jan. 6, then told the colleagues that Mr. Trump had said something to the effect of, maybe Mr. Pence should be hung.

It is not clear what tone Mr. Trump was said to have used. But the reported remark was further evidence of how extreme the rupture between the president and his vice president had become, and of how Mr. Trump not only failed to take action to call off the rioters but appeared to identify with their sentiments about Mr. Pence — whom he had unsuccessfully pressured to block certification of the Electoral College results that day — as a reflection of his own frustration at being unable to reverse his loss.

Of course, this shouldn’t surprise anyone who actually knows what the failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president is capable of.

For example, Trump reportedly made fun of his own father, Fred Trump, as he faded into the darkness of Alzheimer’s disease, as first reported back in 2017 in the book Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man by Mary Trump, the ex-president’s niece:

“Among the family drama that Trump is set to spill in the book is how the current US president ‘dismissed and derided’ his father ‘when he began to succumb to Alzheimer’s,’ which he was diagnosed with in 1993, according to Simon & Schuster.”

Donald Trump is a complete asshole. He always has been, even as a child:

Dennis Burnham was four years younger and lived around the corner from Donald. He inherited his own impression of his neighbor from his mother, who warned that he should “stay away from the Trumps.”

“Donald was known to be a bully, I was a little kid, and my parents didn’t want me beaten up,” said Burnham, 65, a business consultant in Texas.

Once when she left Dennis in a playpen in a back yard adjoining the Trumps’ property, Martha Burnham returned to find Donald throwing rocks at her son. “She saw Donald standing at the fence,” Dennis Burnham said, “using the playpen for target ­practice.”

Should it surprise anyone that Donald was willing to see his own VP hang from a scaffold if it would allow him to remain as president indefinitely? If it does, then you simply haven’t been paying attention.

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Mike Pence Believed The Secret Service Was Part Of The Jan. 6 Coup To Keep Trump In Power: Report

The plan had been laid out in advance and was proceeding perfectly on January 6, 2021.

As rioters began storming the U.S. Capitol, Secret Service agents assigned to Vice President Mike Pence insisted that he be taken to a safe location before the situation inside the building became too dangerous for security to handle.

But when it came time to put Pence into a vehicle that would spirit him to safety, the VP looked at the head of his Secret Service detail and insisted:

“I’m not getting in that car.”

That, according to House Select Committee member Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) is proof that Pence thought his own security detail was part of the larger plot that would keep Donald Trump in power via an illegal coup:

Speaking about the threats to Pence on Jan. 6 and the chants by rioters to hang him, Raskin said the vice president’s Secret Service agents — including one who was carrying the nuclear football — ran down to an undisclosed place in the Capitol. Those agents, who Raskin said he suspects were reporting to Trump’s Secret Service agents, were trying to whisk Pence away from the Capitol.

Pence then “uttered what I think are the six most chilling words of this entire thing I’ve seen so far: ‘I’m not getting in that car,'” Raskin said.

“He knew exactly what this inside coup they had planned for was going to do,” Raskin said.

Pence’s words also raise another issue: What did the vice president know, and when did he know it? Since he hasn’t yet testified before the Jan. 6 committee, we simply don’t know, and that has set off a firestorm of angry debate on Twitter, where many people are saying Pence must be compelled to tell his side of the story.

There are so many unanswered questions, and answers are more important than ever before if we truly cherish the American republic.

 

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WATCH Ron DeSantis Try To Change The Subject When Asked If Pence Or Trump Is Right About The 2020 Election

There are some who believe that Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis will be the GOP presidential nominee in 2024, but based on remarks he made Monday regarding whether former President Donald Trump or Mike Pence is right about the 2020 election, it’s clear that DeSantis isn’t yet ready for prime time.

NBC News reports that DeSantis chose to punt instead of respond when he was asked if Pence could have refused to certify the electoral votes on January 6 as Congress was meeting in joint to session for that sole purpose:

Former President Donald Trump has repeatedly insisted that Pence could have changed the outcome of the election by upending the congressional certification of the results, overturning President Joe Biden’s win. On Friday, Pence rebutted his former boss, saying Trump was “wrong” to suggest he had the authority to change the outcome of the election.

Asked Monday with whom he sides, DeSantis wouldn’t say. 

“I’m not. I …” DeSantis told reporters at an immigration-related press event at the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora in Miami, before cutting himself off.

Pressed by a reporter, DeSantis then changed the subject to say that he had a “great working relationship” with the Trump administration during the two years his administration overlapped with it. And he then criticized the Biden White House for obstructing his agenda.

Translation: No comment because I’m a chickenshit coward, but it’s all Joe Biden’s fault.

There have been reports that Trump considers DeSantis to be a lightweight and is angry because he feels the only reason DeSantis is currently governor is because the failed former president campaigned on his behalf. Trump also reportedly mocks DeSantis for having a “dull personality,” which is certainly true. Watching paint dry is more exciting than a DeSantis speech.

Trump and DeSantis are both certifiable sociopaths who have been more than willing to let people die rather than endorse the wearing of masks, getting vaccinated for COVID, or anything else they fear would be bad for business or their poll numbers.

There’s no guarantee that DeSantis will even win reelection as governor later this year, and if he doesn’t, you can bet Trump will take delight in dancing on the political grave of his former disciple.

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Trump Calls For Congress To Investigate Mike Pence If They Retake House In Midterm Elections

Proving yet again there’s absolutely no one failed, one-term former President Donald Trump won’t toss under the proverbial bus in order to save his own hide, the disgraced ex-president is now demanding that congressional Republicans open an investigation into his former vice president, Mike Pence.

In a rambling statement he issued via his spokesperson, Liz Harrington, Trump resorted to his usual language about the House Select Committee investigation the January 6 Capitol insurrection:

“So pathetic to watch the Unselect Committee of political hacks, liars, and traitors work so feverishly to alter the Electoral College Act so that a Vice President cannot ensure the honest results of the election, when just one year ago they said that ‘the Vice President has absolutely no right to ensure the true outcome or results of an election.'”

What Trump neglected to mention is that there are GOP members of Congress who also want to update the Electoral College Act to help guarantee another coup attempt like the one the Donald and his allies tried can never happen again.

And then came a full-throated attack on Pence:

“In other words, they lied, and the Vice President did have this right or, more pointedly, could have sent the votes back to various legislators for reassessment after so much fraud and irregularities were found. If it were sent back to the legislators, or if Nancy Pelosi, who is in charge of Capitol security, had taken my recommendation and substantially increased security, there would have been no ‘January 6’ as we know it! Therefore, the Unselect Committee should be investigating why Nancy Pelosi did such a poor job of overseeing security and why Mike Pence did not send back the votes for recertification or approval, in that it has now been shown that he clearly had the right to do so!”

Actually, a vice president doesn’t have any right or power to reject electoral votes. That power resides with Congress, not the VP, who plays only a ceremonial role when the votes are counted and certified in a joint session of both houses.

Trump’s angry ranting is the surest sign yet that he knows he’s on the verge of being charged for his role in the Capitol riots. You can always tell when a rat is cornered. They start lashing out and trying to find the nearest exit.

 

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Former Pence Staffers Are Being ‘Particularly Cooperative’ With House Jan. 6 Committee

In what can only be seen as the ultimate irony, it now appears that the evidence most likely to result in criminal charges being filed against failed, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump may be provided by staffers who once worked for former Vice President Mike Pence.

According to Axios, members of Pence’s staff have been “particularly cooperative” with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 Capitol insurrection:

People in and around former Vice President Mike Pence’s office have been particularly cooperative as the Jan. 6 select committee focuses on what former President Trump was doing during the more than three hours the Capitol was under attack, sources familiar with the testimony tell Axios.

The cooperation of those who had a front-row seat to what transpired on that horrible January day is key to the committee, which is on the verge of holding public hearings that could further expose Trump and members of his inner circle to criminal referrals the Justice Department would be hard-pressed to ignore.

Some of the former Pence staff members have even agreed to talk to the Jan. 6 panel without having to be subpoenaed:

  • Both Pence’s former chief of staff Marc Short, and former press secretary Alyssa Farah, who later served as White House communications director, are among those cooperating with the committee.
  • Keith Kellogg also has given a deposition.
  • One source familiar with their involvement said Short, who was subpoenaed by the committee, would not have cooperated without the approval of Pence.

The committee has received the most helpful information from “second- and third-tier administration staff who were not directly involved but were at the White House on Jan. 6 and had access to top administration officials.”

After speaking with the committee, Farah noted:

“You could see how much information they already had.

“Those who are refusing to cooperate likely are doing so out of complete fealty to Donald Trump and not wanting to piss him off.

“But, secondarily, because they’re realizing the committee has quite a bit more information than they realized. And their involvement is known to a much greater degree than they realized.”

The upcoming public hearings could prove to be a tipping point that will convince the majority of Americans Trump and members of his staff need to be held accountable and prosecuted for their crimes. And they should also make for the most fascinating television since the Watergate hearings back in 1974.