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Tue Nov 28, 2023, 08:56 AM Nov 2023

Pence told Jan. 6 special counsel harrowing details about 2020 aftermath, warnings to Trump: Sources [View all]

Source: abc news

The former VP is the top official known to have spoken with investigators.

By Katherine Faulders, Mike Levine, and Alexander Mallin

November 28, 2023, 4:08 AM


Pence told Jan. 6 special counsel about warnings to Trump in 2020 aftermath: Sources
Mike Pence told special counsel Jack Smith's team that Donald Trump had almost pushed the country in...

Speaking with special counsel Jack Smith's team earlier this year, former Vice President Mike Pence offered harrowing details about how, in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, then-President Donald Trump surrounded himself with "crank" attorneys, espoused "un-American" legal theories, and almost pushed the country toward a "constitutional crisis," according to sources familiar with what Pence told investigators.

The sources said Pence also told investigators he's "sure" that -- in the days before Jan. 6, 2021, when a violent mob tried to stop Congress from certifying the election -- he informed Trump he still hadn't seen evidence of significant election fraud, but Trump was unmoved, continuing to claim the election was "stolen" and acting "recklessly" on that "tragic day."

Pence is the highest-ranking current or former government official known to have spoken with the special counsel team investigating efforts to overturn the 2020 election. What he allegedly told investigators, described exclusively to ABC News, sheds further light on the evidence Smith's team has amassed as it prosecutes Trump for allegedly trying to unlawfully "remain in power" and "erode public faith" in democratic institutions...........


However, sources told ABC News, Pence said he grew concerned when, within days of the election, Trump began ignoring the advice of credible and experienced attorneys inside the White House, instead relying on outside attorneys like Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, who pushed notions of widespread election fraud and, as Pence allegedly told Smith's team, "did a great disservice to the president and a great disservice to the country."................


Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/pence-told-jan-6-special-counsel-harrowing-details/story?id=105183391

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Thank God for Judge Luttig, Pence's conscience. Joinfortmill Nov 2023 #1
And former VP Dan Quayle who told him there was no wiggle room. He had to preside over the certification of EC votes. brush Nov 2023 #28
On Christmas Eve-Pence -for a moment said he would follow Trump suggestion and let someone else precide over Jan 6. riversedge Nov 2023 #2
"too hurtful to my friend" tanyev Nov 2023 #3
::Barf:: intrepidity Nov 2023 #15
A salute to Pence's son, the Marine mainer Nov 2023 #4
Exactly! Ohioboy Nov 2023 #17
What's alarming is Mr.Bill Nov 2023 #40
Yes! Very scary! Ohioboy Nov 2023 #43
That just makes me want to barf. yardwork Nov 2023 #12
Ever since the Colorado ruling intrepidity Nov 2023 #14
This is why Pence should never be elected to a leadership role Raven123 Nov 2023 #19
a lot of these "christians" are like that Kali Nov 2023 #21
"....he has to be told what to do." Not a problem. That's what he married "mother" for. jaxexpat Nov 2023 #27
I agree with you. Raven123 Nov 2023 #29
Excellent post... bahboo Nov 2023 #30
Pence's son knew right from wrong Deminpenn Nov 2023 #41
This makes me like Pence a little more. leftyladyfrommo Nov 2023 #5
There's no way to know PJMcK Nov 2023 #7
Now that is a great way to look at his issue. riversedge Nov 2023 #8
And he called Dan Quayle too, Captain Zero Nov 2023 #24
Quail and Pence. There's a pair to draw to. nt leftyladyfrommo Nov 2023 #26
Are all Republicans born spineless??? NoMoreRepugs Nov 2023 #6
SOB should have gone public immediately. What an asshole. chicoescuela Nov 2023 #9
He probably thought he had a shot at being President. C Moon Nov 2023 #31
I give Pence credit for not following Trump's plans on Jan. 6, but not much else. ificandream Nov 2023 #10
If this is a sample of the testimony against TFG, he's screwed. JohnnyRingo Nov 2023 #11
Playing devil's advocate, won't he just say he listened Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2023 #16
If you came up with that defense.... JohnnyRingo Nov 2023 #33
Its what i dont get about pursuing the 1-6 conviction Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2023 #36
There are supposedly 100s of text messages from Mark Meadows FakeNoose Nov 2023 #37
Hear ya! Just not enough "knock your socks off" hard evidence Laura PourMeADrink Nov 2023 #39
This news really made me queasy northoftheborder Nov 2023 #13
Apparently he was the weak link until his son talked to him Ohioboy Nov 2023 #18
Give Pence a medal, as well. Paladin Nov 2023 #42
And all of them are as free as anybody else. No convictions or jail time. Strange isn't it. republianmushroom Nov 2023 #20
In our attempt to take down cult leader Trump democrank Nov 2023 #22
Trump..."almost pushed the country toward a 'constitutional crisis' ". LudwigPastorius Nov 2023 #23
"almost" orangecrush Nov 2023 #32
@JoyceWhiteVance: " So much for the view that Pence was a principled man who did the right thing on January 6." riversedge Nov 2023 #25
Hearing about his son in the Marines having been his conscience, SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2023 #34
Unless Pence comes out and say he will not vote for Trump in 2024 under any circumstances, screw him! BlueNIndiana Nov 2023 #35
I want to know why he didn't get into the car with the SS elias7 Nov 2023 #38
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