The pro-Trump media and leftist media has once again overreacted to the entire fiasco in DC today where former President Trump was indicted on four charges for his actions leading up to and during the January 6, 2021 clown show.
Without rehashing the indictments, there is one wildcard that everyone needs to consider who may have helped provide the damning testimony which gave Jack Smith the ammunition he needed to proceed with this indictment. No, it was not some random Secret Service agent, Mark Meadows his former Chief of Staff, or former Attorney General Barr.
To understand why there may be more to this story than originally reported, one has to rewind back to April of this year when the headlines started to hit which should have alarmed the pro-Trump people:
From the CBS News story linked above:
Federal prosecutors were interested in questioning the former vice president about the events surrounding the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol and efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Pence testified before the grand jury at the D.C. District Court. Grand jury testimony and related proceedings happen in secret and are shielded from the public by federal law.
On Wednesday night, a three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected former President Donald Trump’s argument that Pence should be shielded from testifying about his interactions with Trump in the last weeks of his administration.
I’m no fan of Jack Smith, this current junta, or how the DoJ has been behaving. But when I saw this headline this past spring all I could think is that Trump was stupid enough to say or demand that then Vice-President Pence do something which would violate his Constitutional obligations regarding the processing of the November 2020 election.
Which leads us to the typical low rated Fox News panel making the usual cheerleader arguments that this case has no merit:
Alina Habba says it will be hard to prove the case against Trump because he still believes the election was “stolen” and says Jack Smith needs to do his research pic.twitter.com/4ddpbnSJaE— Acyn (@Acyn) August 2, 2023
Unfortunately for Alina, Trump’s big mouth probably provided the ammunition for this indictment and Jack Smith did not have to do anything but transcribe it.
What made today’s action interesting to this blogger however, was Pence’s statement:
Granted, Mike Pence is running for President in a losing campaign with no hope of winning. But is his distaste for his former boss that severe to issue a statement like this? And just what did he say to the Grand Jury about his conversations with then President Trump relating to the Congressional validation of the election and January 6th protests?
Some very disturbing and interesting times are ahead for our nation and the consequences could set the stage for a new future or dissolution. What is revealed in this case, and the South Florida trial, could prompt either side of that coin.