For the second time this week, one of Donald Trump’s Russia-connected advisers has dragged Vice President Mike Pence into the controversy.
Pence first surfaced on Tuesday in Michael Flynn’s sentencing memo from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Most of it was redacted. But Mueller made a point of not blacking out the part about the Trump transition team’s complicity in Flynn’s Russia crimes. The head of the transition team was Mike Pence. That’s the same Mike Pence who went on to lie to the public repeatedly about Flynn being clean, when he knew Flynn was dirty.
Then, on Friday, former Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson finally resurfaced and granted an interview to CBS News. Tillerson was clearly looking to distance himself from the entire debacle, explaining that he had never even met Donald Trump until Mike Pence brought him to Trump for an interview.
But perhaps that just’s a coincidence, right? If so, the Pence-Russia coincidences just keep happening.
Last week, we also saw Paul Manafort formally busted for having sabotaged his cooperating plea deal. Manafort is a bought and paid for Kremlin asset who was trying to use his position as Donald Trump’s campaign manager to get out of the financial debt he owed to a Russian oligarch. In case you forgot, it was Manafort who bent over backward to convince Trump to pick Mike Pence as his running mate.
When you consider these “coincidences” and realize that Donald Trump’s key Russia-connected advisers all end up tracing back to Mike Pence in suspicious and in some cases criminal fashion, it’s time to ask why.
Does Pence name just keep surfacing into all these Trump-Russia connections by mere happenstance? Or is Mike Pence a Russian asset? We’re betting Flynn has told Mueller all about it.
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