Mike Pence is going down in the Trump-Russia scandal too
The recent inundation of Trump-Russia stories, leaks, and indictments has certainly been exciting to watch. It was recently announced that Donald Trump’s economic advisor Gary Cohn is leaving the White House over a disagreement with Trump’s choice to attack our allies with a trade war. It’s starting to feel like everyone who has ever had any contact with Trump is currently under investigation and possibly heading to prison. Everybody, that is, except Vice President Mike Pence.
While it’s plausible that these other recent bombshells have allowed Pence to remain under the radar, as he continues to pretend to be holier than thou alongside “mother”, do not think for one minute that he is not going down hard for his role in this treason. Pence took over as head of the transition team after Chris Christie was ousted on November 10, 2016. In his position, Pence was privy to all information, while directing the actions and jobs of those under him. Early in the administration it was said that Trump’s first National Security Advisor, Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, was fired for lying to Pence about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. It is now known that Pence was aware of these interactions. Despite these facts, Pence has faced only minimal scrutiny by the mainstream media.
With the recent guilty plea in Mueller’s investigation by Trump campaign aide Rick Gates, the only indicted person close to Trump still claiming innocence is Paul Manafort, Gates’s longtime friend and business partner. It has long been clear that Manafort, who has strong ties to prominent oligarchs in Russia and Ukraine, personally handpicked Pence to be Trump’s Vice President.
This entire sham has been orchestrated directly by Vladamir Putin. While we may not hear Pence’s name discussed much in the near term, we can be confident that he will suffer the same fate as the rest of the traitors currently treading water, hopelessly trying to retain power. Spoiler alert: they won’t, thanks to Mueller.
I’m a ceramic engineer living in Central New York, avid sports fan but find myself more interested in politics lately.