For a good while now, it’s been understood that Mike Pence, whether he played a role in the original Trump-Russia scandal or not, has at least been less than truthful about it.
Back in early 2017, Pence informed the media that he was unaware Trump’s National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was involved in illegal Russian activity, but the truth of the matter is that Democrats sent him a letter two months before that telling him about it.
Also, when you pair that with the fact that the Trump transition team – ran by Pence, no less – knew about Flynn’s Russian antics…well, it’s not hard to put the pieces together.
However, more recently, it appears things have taken an even stranger turn. Not long ago, it was reported that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been in possession of all the Trump transition team e-mails for several months. What does that mean exactly? It means Mueller is already fully aware of what Pence knew about Flynn and Russia, which means if Pence knew of a felony and failed to report it, or conspired to obstruct justice by hiding the Flynn-Russia scandal, he’s toast.
Well, he could be, except the House Intelligence Committee is also talking about those same transition team e-mails, and their version is said to be void of Pence’s name:
“Investigators on the House Intelligence Committee have pored over thousands of emails from the Trump transition team but can’t find Pence’s name in any of them, even though he led the transition, said a Democrat familiar with the House’s Russia probe. The Democrat was not authorized to detail private documents and spoke on condition of anonymity.”
Hmmm. You know, that would likely carry more weight if we weren’t talking about the very House Intelligence Committee that just pulled the ridiculous Devin Nunes memo stunt in order to get Donald Trump off the hook, which didn’t work.
Something about it just seems extremely fishy. A new stunt to protect Mike Pence, perhaps? Or could it be that Pence, in an effort to cover his own tracks during the transition, instructed the team to never include his name?
Either way, it doesn’t look good for him.