Rolling Stone reports:
Trump’s tortured relationship with the truth is highlighted in an exchange he allegedly had with Vice President Mike Pence on Jan. 1, 2021.
Trump, the indictment says, called Pence and “berated him” because Pence opposed efforts to claim that he alone had the power, in his ceremonial role presiding over the counting of the votes of the Electoral College, to reject the official tallies from the states.
As recounted in the indictment, Pence told Trump that — as he understood the laws of our land — there was no constitutional authority invested in the vice president to make such a move. Trump then allegedly lit into Pence, telling him: “You’re too honest.”
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— Fin Gómez (@finnygo) August 1, 2023
So Trump told Pence, “You’re too honest,” and the Secret Service was told that the Vice President’s life was now in danger.
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) August 1, 2023
Rep. Zoe Lofgren, Jan 6 committee member, tells CNN of Trump allegedly telling Pence “you’re too honest”:
“For the ex-president to tell his vice president you’re being too honest is really an admission in and of itself that he knew what he was doing was wrong and illegal.”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) August 1, 2023
“You’re too honest.”
— What Trump told Pence on Jan. 1, after the then-VP said he had no constitutional authority to reject or return votes to the states, according to the indictment. https://t.co/zqADs0guFJ pic.twitter.com/swWZ9uWG9G
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 1, 2023
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) August 1, 2023