Why is nobody speaking concerning the large Mike Pence cowl up?


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For greater than two years now, we haven’t actually heard a lot from the low-laying Vice President Mike Pence. And all issues thought-about, he in all probability wouldn’t have it every other manner. Nevertheless, contemplating all the recent water President Donald Trump is discovering himself in nowadays regarding the Trump-Russia investigation, that might change drastically, particularly if Trump had been to be ousted from the Oval Workplace.

The one downside, although, is that if that had been to occur, it wouldn’t be a easy transition for Pence as a result of even he’s caught within the cross-hairs of the investigation as effectively, thanks largely to Kremlin puppet Paul Manafort.

How? Nicely, it’s actually no secret that Manafort as soon as strongly urged Donald Trump to decide on Mike Pence as his operating mate. On the time, the concept didn’t make a ton of sense given his low approval rankings as Governor of Indiana.

Nevertheless, the extra Particular Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has unfolded, and extra particularly the extra we’ve found relating to Manafort’s strikes and the way a variety of them had been fastidiously dictated by the Kremlin, you may’t assist however marvel if the push for Pence matches the mould.

Had the Manafort cooperating plea deal not collapsed in current weeks, maybe this wouldn’t be left to marvel anymore. However it did, and so right here we’re.

Nevertheless, all might not be misplaced in that regard, as loads of different folks had been round when Manafort picked Pence, and the excellent news: Their cooperating plea offers are nonetheless intact. Subsequently, odds are excessive that somebody – maybe Manafort’s longtime sidekick Rick Gates – will give him as much as Mueller…in the event that they haven’t already.

However it will get worse for Pence…

In the event you’ll recall, Mike Pence appeared on nationwide tv and mentioned that Michael Flynn by no means had any contact with the Russian Ambassador through the transition interval. We then realized that Congressman Elijah Cummings knowledgeable Pence, in writing, weeks earlier. So, why did Pence exit and canopy for Flynn? Michael Flynn has already minimize a plea take care of Robert Mueller, so he certainly is aware of why by now for certain.

Many individuals knew earlier than hand that Michael Flynn had deep, deep connections to international a authorities, and this letter contradicts Pence’s earlier assertions that he wasn’t conscious of potential points with Flynn.

Scott Dworkin with the Democratic Coalition introduced this to our consideration and believes Pence ought to resign:

Beneath is a replica of the letter despatched to Mike Pence on November 18, 2016 by Elijah Cummings:

That is all very, very unhealthy {news} for Mike Pence…

Why? As a result of he claimed ignorance about Mike Flynn being a paid international agent up till the time Mike Flynn resigned and formally registered as a paid international agent.

Politico reported in Could this yr,“Vice President Mike Pence is standing by his March declare that he realized about Michael Flynn’s Turkish lobbying work by the media, at the same time as a brand new report signifies Flynn knowledgeable the transition crew in January that he was below federal investigation for not correctly disclosing the paid work.”

“Pence, who ran President Donald Trump’s transition operation, had informed Fox {News} on March 9 that “listening to that story at this time was the primary I heard of it.” He repeated the declare about Flynn’s ties to Turkey later within the interview, and mentioned the revelation affirmed Trump’s choice to fireside the nationwide safety adviser.”

Nicely, that isn’t precisely true, is it? Congressman Elijah Cummings introduced Mike Flynn’s actions to Pence’s consideration again in November 2016 within the letter that was despatched to him.



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