Mike Pence is using Donald Trump’s Flynn-Russia flap to try to get Steve Bannon fired

It’s never been clear what role, if any, Mike Pence may have played in the Donald Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia to rig the 2016 election. But now that Pence has been publicly dragged into the scandal and found himself placed squarely in the middle of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s demise, Pence is now using the calamity to publicly call for the demise of an unnamed Trump advisor who is almost surely Steve Bannon.

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Mike Pence’s position is that Michael Flynn lied to him about the nature of his Russian phone calls, prompting Pence to repeat those lies in a television interview in January. Even after former acting Attorney General Sally Yates informed the Trump White House near the end of January that Flynn was a likely blackmail target due to his Russian collusion, Donald Turmp kept that information from Pence for weeks — and fired Yates partly to cover his tracks.

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Pence claims he didn’t learn about Flynn’s treachery until he saw it in the headlines. And now that Flynn has resigned in disgrace, Pence is now demanding to know which White House aide kept the relevant information from him. But this information went from Sally Yates to the White House counsel to Donald Trump. And at this point Trump only appears to still trust Steve Bannon. So it’s nearly a given that Trump shared this information with Bannon, who then advised him to keep it from Pence. And Pence knows this, so he knows whom he’s targeting on this.

So with Mike Pence now calling for the head of whichever White House aide is responsible for having kept the information from him, as reported on-air by CNN today, it’s fairly clear that Pence is trying to pin the Flynn-Russia flap on Steve Bannon for the purpose of getting him fired. It’s not clear if Pence has the muscle to push Trump into dumping Bannon – but Pence is nonetheless trying. This increasingly suggests that Pence is trying become the beneficiary of Trump’s inevitable impeachment.

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6 Comments

  1. zapkitty on February 16, 2017 at 12:34 am

    Great. After all the mindless bellowing about supposedly imminent “sharia law” by the right here comes Pence and his fellow Dominionists who will _literally_ institute real sharia law… and the right will cheer every step of the way as a de facto theocracy suppresses whatever is left of government “by the people for the people.”

  2. Ravenken on February 16, 2017 at 9:44 am

    Again, you are the only one really covering this story… it is weird watching all the other news organizations ‘catch up’ with your reporting… What REALLY needs to come out is the Russian handler and trumpanzee’s meetings…

  3. Suzanne Benton on February 16, 2017 at 10:26 am

    Trouble trouble, boil and bubble

  4. Meir Gershenson on February 19, 2017 at 5:19 am

    Pence is positioning himself for the coming impeachment.

  5. Batrhyme on February 19, 2017 at 7:59 am

    The behavior that was exposed by Flynn was the tip of the ice burg exposing a long standing relationship like when has with their intellingence agency handler. Every day this issue is swept up with the circus peanuts is a day closer to the over throw of the United States by Russia assisted by a Russian puppet Tramp administration.

  6. Renee Still Day on February 20, 2017 at 12:16 pm

    Pence was well aware of all the shenanigans going on with Russia….you will never convince me he wasn’t in on the whole thing. The ALL need to be impeached. Bunch of Commie TRAITORS!

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