Sources close to former Vice President Pence said Trump’s impeachment attorneys lied when they said Trump did not know that Pence was in danger during the Capitol attack.
Video by Jim Acosta on CNN:
People close to Mike Pence say Trump’s attorneys lied in the impeachment process when they claimed Trump did not know Pence was in danger during the Capitol attack, according to @Acosta pic.twitter.com/QPQObtFzOL
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) February 13, 2021
That was a moment that caught many people’s eye when Michael van Der Veen said today during this impeachment trial that Donald Trump never knew Mike Pence was in danger on Jan. 6 when he was put out of danger by the Secret Service became, that is not the case. We know this is not the case.
I spoke to the President with a close source who said that it is not, or that it is not. When I asked if Michael van Der Veen lied or not, he said that this source close to the Vice President said yes during this process. Now I’m going to tell you, Anderson, aides to the former Vice President, are furious about President Trump’s actions that day. They believe he didn’t do enough to ensure that Vice President Pence and his family were safe as they were essentially rushed from danger that day and it sounds like it is because of what Michael van der Veen did said that there are still hard feelings and maybe some of them will harden tonight.
People close to Pence are still angry with Trump for his behavior and if people close to the former Vice President are not happy, it is certain that Pence is not happy either. Pence will run for the Republican nomination in 2024 so he doesn’t publicly burn Trump and his supporters, but he can take revenge by making it known that Trump and his attorneys lied on impeachment.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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