Donald Trump has a busy 2024 ahead of him. No, not his run to retake the White House to do even more dirt, but all his upcoming trials. He will be whining his way through his trial for election interference on March 4, 2024. Next up, New York State will prosecute Trump for falsifying business records on March 25. In May, he will be tried in Florida for his retention of classified documents, obstruction, and espionage. He’ll get a short breather after that one, as Fani Willis’s request for an August 5, 2024, trial has not yet been granted by Judge Scott McAfee. That’s enough to make anyone’s head spin like Regan in the Exorcist. Trump continues to declare his innocence, but people are turning away from him in droves. As ABC News reported, Charles Koch has turned from Trump and endorsed Nikki Haley. Trump has also been deserted by Bob Vander Plaats, whom the Hill calls an “influential Iowa evangelical leader.” Plaats has endorsed DeSantis. People have grown weary of all the turmoil, and some just want the truth to be known.
According to ABC News, Mike Pence gave some interesting testimony to the special counsel’s office. Pence believed that Trump became involved with “crank attorneys,” adopted and/or supported “un-American legal theories,” and “almost pushed the country toward a constitutional crisis.” Trump did all of that to stay in power after he lost the 2020 election. He now claims, according to Newsweek that “he never swore an oath to support the Constitution.” For God’s sake, the man was president of the United States. That oath is a given, and lying about it is a moot point. Only in Trump’s mind do two wrongs make a right. In his appeal in Colorado, his lawyers laughingly wrote that “the presidency is not an office under the United States” and that the president is “not an officer of the United States.” Those must be the most ridiculous statements from Trump’s attorneys to date. Not only is the president an officer of the United States, but he also is the officer of the United States. Pence was the second highest ranking, and he obviously believed that what Trump did was wrong. In fact, Pence told Trump that he had seen no evidence of election fraud, but he said Trump was “unmoved” and acted “recklessly on that tragic day.”
According to ABC News, Pence not only supported everything he wrote in his memoir, but he told them things they had not heard before. Pence said that his loyalty to Trump never subsided: “My only higher loyalty was to God and the Constitution.” Now, if Pence knows he had a duty to the Constitution as vice president, there is no way Trump didn’t know the same as president. Trump is merely trying to dig himself out of the trouble he made for himself. Whenever he is caught, he lies, but in the cases now pending, lying is futile; hell, lying is what got him here. For the sake of the country, he should plead guilty and take his punishment.
Shirley is a former entertainment writer and has worked in the legal field for over 25 years