As Donald Trump’s Russia investigation heats up, it’s becoming clear that far more people are going to be in deep sh*t as we get to the bottom of this scandal – and one of them is Vice President Mike Pence.
Last night, Rachel Maddow brilliantly took Pence down by showing America why Pence is not only implicated in this scandal, but he’s one of the main components of the scandal and he’s told several lies that will have a devastating impact on his career. Putting Pence on blast, Maddow said:
“Vice President Mike Pence has made a number of blunt direct false statements related to the Trump Russia investigation both during the transition and since he was vice president. When controversy started to swirl around Mike Flynn because of his foreign contacts, Mike Pence bluntly asserted that the Trump transition did not apply for a security clearance for Mike Flynn’s son. They had actually applied for a security clearance for Mike Flynn’s son. After the president fired the FBI Director, Mike Pence bluntly asserted that the decision to fire James Comey was based on a recommendation from the Deputy Attorney General. The President himself and reportedly the Deputy Attorney General himself now today have both made clear that that was not the reason James Comey was fired.”
Some of those lies include saying that the Trump campaign had no contacts with the Russia government, and that he’d had no idea Flynn was under investigation. One of the most baffling aspects of the whole Russia thing is how Flynn managed to continue his role as national security adviser after lying to Pence.
So while things are looking bleak for Trump’s future in the White House, Pence shouldn’t get excited about taking his boss’ place – because he doesn’t look too good, either. Maddow said:
“Mike Pence apparently formed a political action committee this week. Maybe he’s looking at his bosses troubles in the Russia scandal, and starting to imagine himself becoming president? Mike Pence has his own troubles when it comes to this scandal, and as long as reporters like the ones who work at Reuters keep turning up 18 new previously undisclosed Russian contacts during the campaign that the White House hadn’t come clean about before even now, it seems like those troubles are going to get bigger, not smaller over time.”
You can watch Maddow obliterate Pence below: