Trump was advised by ‘snake oil salesmen,’ former Pence chief of staff says
[ Editor’s Note: Pence is walking a tightrope here. He had to put some distance between Trump and him, and not kiss off any chance of running for president, where if Trump croaks in the next two years, we could see Mr. Mike running for the number one slot.
You can see how he minced his words to walk that line. Why did he wait all of this time? That’s simple. He wanted to see how successful the Jan6 committee was in preparing a case against Trump and his White house grifter team.
As evidence piles up, AND as Trump digs himself into a hole deeper and deeper with his idiot admissions, Pence really picked the best time for his attempt at a ‘come to Jesus’ moment of “Trump was wrong”.
Pence is not in a hurry, as all the prosecutors in New York, Atlanta and the DoJ might remove Trump from the scene for him. And as for Trump’s most loyal people, more than a handful are looking at sedition charges themselves.
That would put the stink on them where no candidates could have them on their team. Having staff that are under indictment for sedition is kind of a bad image.
As to Garland, yes people are anxious about him not moving faster, but I feel he certainly is not going to get ahead of the Jan6 committee big show when they roll it out.
Garland has that time to do like the committee did, build a broad case with a lot of evidence and do a ‘one-two’ punch with his indictments after the political branch drives its wooden stake into the vampire’s heart.
The Georgia DA should have her grand jury’s decision by then on indicting Trump, and the New York AG may have, also. Garland can easily slide in after that with the understanding that the DoJ had a much more complex investigation, which took a lot more time, and he wanted to avoid any appearance of rushing it… Jim W. Dean ]
First published … February 6, 2022
Former President Donald Trump received bad legal advice from advisers who “were basically snake oil salesmen,” leading him to false conclusions about the power Mike Pence had to overturn the 2020 election results, the former chief of staff to the vice president, Marc Short, said Sunday.
Short’s comments come just days after Pence rebuked Trump in some of his strongest remarks to date, responding to the former president’s claim that Pence “could have overturned the election.”
…“I think unfortunately the president had many bad advisers, who were basically snake oil salesmen giving him really random and novel ideas as to what the vice president could do,” Short told host Chuck Todd on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “But our office, you know, researched that and recognized that was never an option.”
Short said he wasn’t sure if Trump’s beliefs could be fully attributed to bad advisers or if the president was seeking the bad advice to produce the result he wanted.
…“You know, I was compelled to cooperate via a subpoena. I don’t know how often you’ve been subpoenaed, Chuck, and if you view that as cooperation, but I view that as following the law,” Short said.
You can read the full Politico article here.