The idiocy of Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., and his confession of having met with Kremlin-connected lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has blown Trump’s Russia scandal wide open and made a lot of incriminating information surface. Last night, the New York Times reported that Trump Jr. had met with the Russian lawyer to obtain damaging information about Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during his father’s presidential campaign. While Trump and his son are now in more hot water than ever, Trump’s Vice President, Mike Pence, is also in the hot seat.
Trump Jr.’s moronic confession of having met with a Russian lawyer stands in stark contrast to something Pence had said in January, when he denied that Trump campaign members had spoken with Russian officials. In an interview with John Dickerson’s “Face the Nation”, Pence was asked:
Did any adviser or anybody in the Trump campaign have any contact with the Russians who were trying to meddle in the election?”
Pence’s response, particularly because of what we know now about Trump’s connections to Russia, was comical. Pence said:
Oh, of course not. And I think to suggest that is to give—to give credence—to some of these… bizarre rumors that have swirled around the candidacy and the fact that a few news organizations—not this one—actually trafficked in a memo that was produced as opposition research and associated that with intelligence efforts, I think could only be attributed to media bias.”
Also during this interview, Pence defended incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn, who resigned less than a month later for meeting with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. In this interview, Pence said Flynn “did not discuss anything having to do with the United States’ decision to expel diplomats or impose censure against Russia.”
Pence has been lying to protect the Trump campaign for quite some time, but the walls are finally closing in on him. You can watch the interview below:
Trump isn’t the only one going down when this Russia scandal gets exposed.
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