“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.
Newt Gingrich and Ken Starr, two chief architects of the scattershot investigation and subsequent impeachment of Bill Clinton, have called out Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his inquiry into Republican President Donald Trump and his relationship with Russia. NPR: “Former […]
CNN: “The now-disbanded commission that President Donald Trump set up to investigate election integrity did not find evidence of widespread voter fraud, a former member of the panel said on Friday, citing internal documents he […]
USA Today reports “former national security adviser Michael Flynn won’t submit to questioning about the ongoing Russia investigation unless he’s given immunity, according to his lawyer.” “In September, Flynn told MSNBC commentator that he believed those […]