This week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his sentencing memo for Michael Flynn. Although most of the memo was redacted, Mueller made a point of not redacting a sentence about the Trump transition team, which includes Vice President Mike Pence. Now suddenly Donald Trump is throwing his vice president under the bus.
Mike Pence was in charge of the transition team —and it’s impossible that he didn’t know what Michael Flynn was doing at the time.
In a bizarre move, Pence then went on to lie on Flynn’s behalf on live national television. But why would Pence put himself at risk to cover for Flynn, unless Pence was at the center of the Trump-Russia scandal?
Is Pence the next one to fall in the Mueller investigation? We don’t know. But we do know that Trump is suddenly talking about dropping Pence altogether.
A new article published Wednesday by Vanity Fair revealed that Donald Trump is suddenly talking about dropping Mike Pence from the ticket in 2020.
Of course, in the real world Trump won’t be running for reelection in 2020 because, by then, he could already be ousted or awaiting trial on federal and/or state charges.
One thing is clear: Trump obviously can’t fire Pence in the middle of a term and everyone knows it, so the easiest way for Trump to publicly distance himself from Mike Pence is to float the idea that he wants to drop him from the ticket.
Stay tuned, because this one could get ugly fast.