Mike Pence’s former aides, who know where Trump’s bodies are buried, have spoken to the feds

One of the most intimate acquaintances Donald Trumpconspiracy to upset the election, And the rebellion that followedhe is Mike Pence. In addition to repeated pressure on the Vice President and then to ban adoption Joe BidenHis electoral victory – according to what was reported Connection Evangelical Christian “pussy” and A threat To end their friendship if Pence doesn’t follow through – the 45th president spent most of January 6, 2021, making the second man the target of an angry armed gang that apparently wanted to kill him.

In the “Stop the Robbery” rally that preceded the attack on the Capitol, then-President Trump Tell The angry crowd of supporters – some of them did It has been reported He had guns – “I hope Mike does the right thing. I hope so. I hope so”; “All Vice President Pence has to do is take him back to the states for re-certification and we become president and you are the happiest people”; “Mike Pence must come for us, and if he does not, it will be a sad day for our country because you have sworn to honor our Constitution”; and “Mike Pence, I hope you stand up for the good of our Constitution and for the good of our country. And if you weren’t, I’d be very disappointed in you. I’ll tell you now. I don’t hear good stories.” Later, when the violence in the Capitol was so bad that the Vice President’s Secret Service agents were afraid they wouldn’t come home, Trump chirp That Pence “didn’t have the guts to do what had to be done.” The president told his supporters they were chanting “Hang Mike Pence.” Tell His chief of staff that the vice president deserves it.

Unfortunately for the country, Pence doesn’t seem inexplicably interested in telling the Jan. 6 commission or the Department of Justice what he knows, most likely in hopes of staying in the favour of the MAGA crowd, if the Run for office in 2024. But some of his former lieutenants seem happy to do just that, a turn of events that probably doesn’t bode well for the ex!

on Monday, Mark Short, Pence’s former chief of staff, confirmed He told ABC News that he appeared before a federal grand jury investigating the attack on the Capitol. (according to The The Wall Street Journal, This look Happened last week.) Talk to an ABC News reporter Lynsey Davis, Short said Monday he couldn’t say much but “having looted the Capitol the way it was, I think it was a liability and a risk.” And he added, “And I think the Secret Service did an extraordinary job that day. I think the biggest danger, despite the way the hearings last week, frankly, is that if the mob got close to the vice president, I think there could have been Massacre in the Capitol that day.” In other words, it is believed that Trump’s henchmen intended to kill the vice president. Who agrees more is too bad!

In addition to an insight into the threat to Pence’s life on January 6 –Short was in the Capitol with the Vice President at the time– The former chief of staff was present at a crucial meeting in the Oval Office on January 4, 2021, where he was the right-wing lawyer John Eastman Nicknamed one of Trump associatesAnd the the pressure Pence is either suspending the Electoral College’s testimony and asking willing state legislatures to re-verify their results or simply reject Biden’s electoral victory altogether. During that meeting, Eastman reportedly admitted that he knew his proposed ideas were illegal, but urged Pence, in Trump’s presence, to keep up with those ideas anyway. The meeting was also attended by Pence’s chief legal adviser, Greg Jacob who recently appeared before the grand jury—and told the Jan. 6 commission: “During that meeting at the fourth meeting, I believe I raised the problem that both of Mr. Eastman’s proposals violate many provisions of the Electoral Counting Act. Mr. Eastman admitted that this was the case, until what He considered it the most politically acceptable option that would violate many provisions.” (Eastman’s lawyer did not respond to magazineComment request. In March a federal judge Wrote that Eastman and Trump “probably” committed a crime while trying to nullify the election, saying that “the illegality of the plan was apparent”).

Former prosecutors told magazine Jacob’s testimony “could help prosecutors show that Mr. Eastman knew his plan would not withstand legal scrutiny but pursued it anyway.” As CNN reported in February, the January 6 commission “has long considered Jacob a potential witness in [its] investigation”, but his first-hand accounts became more important after that has been detected by The Washington Post That Eastman, who advised Trump at the time, sent Jacob an email while the Capitol was under attack blaming Pence for causing the violence.

In short, after news of his cooperation with congressional investigators last year, Eli Honig, Former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Tell CNN Erin Burnett: “Short can really be a pivotal witness here because that’s what we know about him – he’s totally loyal to Mike Pence. Most importantly, he’s not necessarily loyal to Donald Trump. He’s spoken public, crucially, about Donald Trump for his role on January 6” Short can offer Also details about Trump as reported ban Him from the West Wing after the riots. Presumably he is happy with that say Grand jury over recent report in The The New York Times He details how, fearing what Trump could do, Short made a call to Jared Kushner Hoping that the first son-in-law at that time would talk to Trump in a logical way. “Look, can you help us with this?” short request. Kushner responded to a response? “I’m very busy working on peace in the Middle East right now, Mark.”

So, if Trump were smart, he would be somewhat concerned about all of this. Of course, it isn’t, but it should be.

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