“In public, Vice President Mike Pence has been among Donald Trump’s most unwavering, faithful defenders, offering reliably ingenuous support of the president in his pan-Midwestern monotone. “It is the greatest privilege of my life to serve as the vice president to a president who is keeping his word to the American people,” he said Monday during the administration’s first full Cabinet meeting. But behind the scenes, Pence is taking steps to shield himself against the stain of scandal that is quickly spreading through the West Wing. As special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia picks up steam—and expands to include an inquiry into obstruction of justice—Pence has taken the step of hiring a criminal defense lawyer to guide him through the tangled web of allegations hanging over the White House.” – Vanity Fair.
NY Times: “President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according […]
Vox: “Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has announced indictments against 12 Russian intelligence officials in connection with the hacking of the Democratic National Campaign Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.” “The charges — the […]
At the six month mark of his administration, and in the shadow of a special investigation into his Russian connections, Republican President Donald Trump “has asked his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members […]