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Pence says Trump’s words on January 6 “endangered me and my family”
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Pence says Trump’s words on January 6 “endangered me and my family”

Former Vice President Mike Pence revealed in an interview that he feels former President Donald Trump was "reckless" on January 6, 2021, and that the president's words during the insurrection "endangered" Pence, his family and "everyone at the Capitol building" that day.Pence was in the midst of leading a joint session of Congress when an angry mob broke into the building to try to stop them from counting the 2020 Electoral College votes and affirming Joe Biden as president-elect. During a speech to supporters before the attack, Trump urged them to walk to the U.S. Capitol "peacefully" but also exhorted: "If you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore."  "The president's words that day at the rally endangered me and my f...
Marc Short, former top aide to Mike Pence, calls Trump’s claim that presidents can declassify documents by thinking about it “absurd”
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Marc Short, former top aide to Mike Pence, calls Trump’s claim that presidents can declassify documents by thinking about it “absurd”

Marc Short, top aide to former Vice President Mike Pence, called former President Trump's assertion that presidents can declassify documents just by thinking about it "absurd."Short made the comments in an interview with CBS News senior investigative correspondent Catherine Herridge, after Trump told Fox News host Sean Hannity this week that presidents can declassify documents "even by thinking about it." Herridge asked Short if he shared that understanding of how declassification works. "That's absurd, obviously," Short responded. "And I think it would make it very difficult for the intelligence community to have a classification system if that was the case." Asked if he and Pence operated under that standard, Short replied, "Of course not." Fed...
Pence says he and Trump “may differ on focus,” not issues
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Pence says he and Trump “may differ on focus,” not issues

Former Vice President Mike Pence, speaking Tuesday in Washington, D.C., just across town from and on the same day as the president he served, touted the record of their administration and their shared approach to issues facing the country, though he conceded that "we may differ on focus."Pence was asked about the fact that he and former President Donald Trump both in Washington on the same day and whether there is a divide between them that is intensifying within the Republican Party."I couldn't be more proud of the record of the Trump-Pence administration," he said, listing border security and judicial appointments among its accomplishments. He added, "So, I don't know that our movement is that divided. I don't know that the president and I differ on issues, but we may differ on f...
Pence to speak in Washington on eve of Trump’s first return to D.C. since he was president
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Pence to speak in Washington on eve of Trump’s first return to D.C. since he was president

Former Vice President Mike Pence, who is considering a run for the White House in 2024, is now slated to give a policy speech in Washington, D.C., on the day before the president he served, Donald Trump, will be addressing the Trump-aligned America First Policy Institute's two-day summit, also in Washington.Pence will be addressing the Heritage Foundation on July 25, according to a person directly familiar with the event, and the former vice president will focus on his "Freedom agenda" policy initiatives and the future of the party, according to the source. Pence has been talking about his agenda as a framework to help Republicans win back Congress in the midterm elections, but it also outlines the themes for his own potential presidential bid. It espouses traditional conservative ...
Pence’s former chief of staff calls Democrats’ discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment in wake of Capitol riot a “publicity stunt”
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Pence’s former chief of staff calls Democrats’ discussions about invoking the 25th Amendment in wake of Capitol riot a “publicity stunt”

Marc Short, who was former Vice President Pence's chief of staff on Jan. 6, 2021, accompanied Pence to the Capitol — and then to a secure location as hordes of Trump supporters overran the building.During the 187 minutes of rioting, Short said he talked to only one person in the White House. "The only conversation I had was with Mark Meadows during those several hours in which we were — had been evacuated and were down in the loading dock underneath the Capitol," Short told CBS News' Catherine Herridge in an interview Friday. Short said he and Pence had a conversation in which they agreed that "it'd probably be a good idea to check in with the White House and to tell them our plans," which was to proceed with the counting of the electoral votes. ...
8 revelations from Day 3 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings
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8 revelations from Day 3 of the Jan. 6 committee hearings

The third day of the House Jan. 6 select committee's public hearings featured dramatic testimony from former Vice President Mike Pence's chief counsel, Greg Jacob, who testified about the pressure applied by then-President Donald Trump and lawyer John Eastman to overturn the 2020 election results on Jan. 6 during the joint session of Congress. Eastman, Jacob said, argued there was legal and historical precedent for Pence to do so and proposed two avenues. Jacob recalled the first would entail rejecting electoral votes "outright," which Eastman said would be the more "aggressive option" and less politically palatable. The other possibility Eastman floated was that Pence could suspend the congressional proceedings, then issue a demand to disputed states to have their legislatures ree...