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Author: Raine    Date: 10/03/2019 13:05:00

Last night WaPo reported that the Occupant of the White house involved VP Pence in his efforts to get a foreign government to interfere with the 2020 election. Mike Pence claims ignorance.
Officials close to Pence insist that he was unaware of Trump’s efforts to press Zelensky for damaging information about Biden and his son, who had served on the board of an obscure Ukrainian gas company, when his father was overseeing U.S. policy on Ukraine.

Pence’s activities occurred amid several indications of the president’s hidden agenda. Among them were the abrupt removal of the U.S. ambassador to Kiev; the visible efforts by the president’s lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, to insert himself in the U.S.-Ukraine relationship; as well as alarms being raised inside the White House even before the emergence of an extraordinary whistleblower complaint about Trump’s conduct.

Perhaps most significantly, one of Pence’s top advisers was on the July 25 call and the vice president should have had access to the transcript within hours, officials said.

Officials close to Pence contend that he traveled to Warsaw for a meeting with Zelensky on Sept. 1 probably without having read — or at least fully registered — the transcript of Trump’s July 25 call with the leader of Ukraine.

White House officials said that Pence probably would have received the detailed notes of the president’s call in his briefing book on July 26. The five-page document also should have been part of the briefing materials he took with him to Warsaw to prepare for the meeting, according to the officials, who, like others interviewed, spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters.

But officials said Pence and his staff weren’t aware that the call had provoked alarm inside the White House
— even though his national security adviser, retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, had been monitoring it. It’s also not clear whether Pence failed to read the White House account of the call in his briefing book or read it and found it unremarkable.

I contend that his ignorance is inexcusable. There are people speculating that this is the Pence camp trying to throw the 'camp occupant'. I find that just as horrific. I have long believed that the office of VP is supposed to be kept in the loop on all issues as a standard protocol. Pence is playing stupid as he always does. from the article:
Pence often seems to be the last to be aware of major problems or scandals — a phenomenon that depicts the vice president as out of the loop at times. But it also helps insulate him from controversy within the White House.

Since there is speculation, I would like to put it out there that Trump is a wounded animal and there is nothing that we can expect him to do or not do. The GOP knows what a bad place they are in. If tRump is impeached or quits, Pence become the next occupant in the white house. The same Pence that Manafort recommended -- The same Pence who lead the transition -- he knows things and playing stupid isn't going to work.

It would also be the same Pence that would lose in the General if tRump leaves office before 2020. I would not be surprised if it is PENCE who resigns before tRump leaves the office and is replaced by a far more electable Republican in advance of the 2020 election. Agnew left the office and was replaced by Gerald Ford, the minority leader whilst Nixon was having his own, 'problems'. Ford was elected by a majority in the house and the senate according to the 25th Amendment.
Whenever there is a vacancy in the office of the Vice President, the President shall nominate a Vice President who shall take office upon confirmation by a majority vote of both Houses of Congress.

In the meantime, this much is true:

The person occupying the Oval Office asked a foreign power to help him win another election.

Anyone who works in the White House claiming ignorance is just as unfit for the Office of the Presidency.

They all knew.




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