Pence Helps And Hurts Trump At Same Time

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( – Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who recently joined the 2024 presidential race stated on Sunday that he believed that former President Donald Trump’s actions on Jan. 6, 2021, had been “reckless” but that he is not convinced that they were also “criminal.”

On Tuesday, Trump stated that he had received a letter on Sunday that informed him that he was the target of the Department of Justice’s special counsel’s Jack Smith investigation into his attempts to remain in power after the 2020 presidential election and his involvement in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.

The letter has widely been perceived as a sign that Trump is going to be federally indicted in this case. Trump is the front-runner in the 2024 Republican primary race. Still, his many legal troubles and the new federal criminal charges he is likely to face over his attempts to stay in power after losing the presidential election.

Pence pointed out that it should be left to the American public to determine whether or not Trump was responsible for the Jan.6, Capitol attack. He proceeded to note that while he was not aware of what Trump’s intentions on that day were.

On Jan. 6, 2021, Trump’s supporters had broken into the Capitol building in an attempt to block the certification of Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election. However, as Pence argued it was wrong of Trump to believe that he could overturn the outcome of the presidential election.

In June Trump was federally indicted over his alleged mishandling of classified documents after he left the White House. He has pleaded not guilty to dozens of counts relating to this case.

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