Mike Pence is so scared of the Trump-Russia investigation, he now has a criminal defense fund

I have to admit, I missed it at the time just like everyone else did. Back when Mike Pence established his own fundraising PAC a few weeks ago, I figured either he was planning to use it to fund congressional Republican candidates in 2018, or he was planning to run for President himself in 2020. It seemed like a bad sign for Donald Trump. But now it turns out to have been a bad sign for Mike Pence himself, because of what he’s truly been raising money for.

Mike Pence hired an attorney to represent himself in the Trump-Russia scandal, a startling development which points to just how many people in the Trump administration may be targeted by the Special Counsel investigation, according to a Washington Post report (link). Pence has a relatively small net worth, and the government can’t pay his personal legal bills. So he has to come up with that money somehow.

It was Lawrence O’Donnell who connected the dots during his MSNBC show this evening. That same WaPo report says that Mike Pence began searching for an appropriate attorney to represent him in the Trump-Russia scandal a few weeks ago, at the same time he established the fundraising PAC. So in light of this new information, and O’Donnell putting it together, it’s rather obvious that Pence’s PAC is a de facto criminal defense fund for himself.

This tells you just how scared Mike Pence is of the Trump-Russia investigation. He doesn’t expect to merely give a deposition or two, and end up paying his attorney for a few billable hours. He’s expecting to rack up legal bills so massive that he needs PAC donors to cover his costs. And that means Pence expects to be a major target of the investigation, in a prolonged fashion. Mike Pence knows what he did or didn’t do wrong, so this speaks volumes.


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14 Comments

  1. Claudia on June 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm

    Yup, and it’s because Madaford insisted pence to be on ticket, and then Pence opened up a foundation in Indiana for Trump.
    My question is, I was under the impression , the PAC foundation couldn’t be used for personal needs?? And if he is this scared and broke etc….why not just come clean as a good Christian would!
    Cut the cost as I’m sure there is a lot of residue left by the missing four million or whatever the amount was in Indiana?

    • Gindy51 on June 16, 2017 at 7:49 am

      No one ever said Pence was smart, he is literally so stupid he thinks a lawyer can help him get out of the mess he created by accepting this political lifeline. Dumb as a bag of hammers, ask anyone in Indiana. His policies are being gutted daily by Holcomb.
      Pence was chosen by the Koch brothers as a perfect tool once Trump got ousted, and yes they knew all about Trump and his nefarious dealings with the Russians from decades past up to now. Unfortunately they forgot how utterly stupid Pence is and he is sure to go down with the USS Trump once it hits that series of icebergs heading its way.

  2. Al Christensen on June 15, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    So successful white guys need GoFundMe accounts too?

    • Julie on June 16, 2017 at 4:48 pm

      LOL! HA! Looks like they do at that….

    • Claudia on June 16, 2017 at 8:38 pm

      Cheap ass!

  3. Cynthia on June 15, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    And most of the mainstream media continues to ignore any Pence role in the investigation, even after Comey testified that Pence knew early on…meaning Pence has not been truthful. One of Mueller’s attorneys he’s hired to support the investigation has stated Pence needs to be investigated because there’s no way Pence is /was unaware of Flynn’s dealings. Why is the press ignoring this?

    • Bill Palmer on June 16, 2017 at 1:43 am

      Scandalizing Pence doesn’t make for great ratings at this particular time, so the mainstream media isn’t interested in covering it. They’ll only start scandalizing Pence after Trump is out.

    • Julie on June 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Damn near ALL WH Staff needs to vacate. There is no way that this much has been going on in the open NOT to have a lot more behind the scenes. Pence knew, as did Sessions, etc…What I find interesting (& terrifying) is that Hard Core Trump Supporters still don’t believe a word of it. Even with the proof! Will they ever accept what Trump has done without thinking he was setup? Or is this the beginning of total distrust between Partys & the American people that they represent? This will take years to get over, if ever…..

  4. nhsolarguy on June 16, 2017 at 12:16 am

    Not sure why Pence would need that money. He and the billionaire DeVos family have been working together to get taxpayer money into religious schools for years. I think the DeVos’s have an interest in keeping Pence out of jail and in as President. Lawyer costs would be peanuts to them.

    • Bill Palmer on June 16, 2017 at 1:41 am

      Looks bad if one member of the administration is paying the other’s legal bills.

  5. April H Center on June 16, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Do not trust Pence – I have squawked for months that Pence had to know about Michael Flynn. Rep. Elijah Cummings sent Pence a letter on Dec 16, 2016, setting forth all the problems with Flynn. Pence, as head of transition, would have known. So, Pence either doesn’t read mail he receives from members of Congress which means he’s incompetent, or he tried to bury the letter and pretend he didn’t know anything. He knows plenty. Not enough? He’s right up there as one of the meanest governors in Indiana.

  6. Rick Rosio on June 16, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Who in their right mind would open up the Pandora’s Box that supporting traitors who attempted a coup during a time of war with a hostile foreign government would bring.
    ANYONE who supports this group of traitors should bring the wrath of the IC community and the FBI..
    NO PATRIOT would support this treasonous group of Russian Trojan Horses.
    Time for the Koch Brothers and their group of US Oligarchs to be brought down under the RICO procedure so their empires can be dismantled and given to the public trust.

  7. Mary Boettcher on June 16, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Not surprising. The Dems have gone after Trump and anyone associated with him. They may all hire lawyers before its over.

  8. Pence is complicit on June 16, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    It’s too late for Pence. He’s complicit and is going to prison.

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