Pence’s Secret Notes To Jack Smith Revealed – He Set Trump Up!

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According to a published report, former Vice President Mike Pence, whose unsuccessful bid for the GOP presidential nomination in 2024 earlier this year, allegedly gave special counsel Jack Smith information about the 2020 election aftermath that casts former President Donald Trump in a negative light.

“Speaking with special counsel Jack Smith’s team earlier this year,” ABC News reported, Pence “offered harrowing details about how, in the wake of the 2020 presidential election,” 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 outlet also revealed that Pence admitted to federal investigators that he is “sure” that, in the days leading up to the riot at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021, he informed Trump that he had not yet seen any concrete proof of significant election fraud. The then-president was unconvinced and went on to claim that the election had been “stolen,” acting “recklessly” on that “tragic day.”

ABC News reports:

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. Pence could take the stand against Trump should Smith’s election interference case go to trial, which is currently slated to occur in March.”

The publication went on to say that a significant portion of what Pence told Smith’s investigators is in line with his public statements. According to ABC News, detectives continued to hone in on specifics Pence revealed in a book he released the previous year in an effort to get him to corroborate his claims under oath.

“But speaking with Smith’s team behind closed doors, Pence also offered previously-undisclosed anecdotes and details showing how his longtime friendship with Trump unraveled in the final weeks of their time in the White House, including Pence’s repeated warnings to Trump about the then-president’s push to overturn the election results,” the outlet reported.

“Sources said that in at least one interview with Pence, Smith’s investigators pressed the former vice president on personal notes he took after meetings with Trump and others, which investigators obtained from the National Archives,” ABC added.

According to sources, one of Pence’s notes that Smith’s team was able to obtain reveals that, just a few days before the vice president was scheduled to preside over Congress and certify the election results on January 6, he briefly considered skipping the proceedings because there were “too many questions” and it would be “too hurtful to my friend.”

But in the end, Pence concluded that he had a duty to lead the session.

Pence told Smith’s team, “My only higher loyalty was to God and the Constitution,” according to sources who spoke with ABC News.

In his book, Pence described a dialogue he had with Trump on Christmas Day of 2020. In an election, he remarked, “You know, I don’t think I have the authority to change the outcome.”

Smith’s investigators were informed by Pence, however, that the comma was unnecessary in the sentence and that Pence had actually reprimanded Trump by stating, “You know I don’t think I have the authority to change the outcome” of the election, implying that Trump was aware of his vice president’s limitations.

“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,’” ABC reported, adding that Pence said Trump “knew what I thought of those attorneys.”

 

 

 

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