If you’ve been following the news on the ongoing Mueller investigation, you already know about the possible investigation of Vice President Mike Pence by the special counsel and the confirmed investigations being carried out by the Democratic Coalition and other transparency groups.
But now we have more reason than ever to believe that Pence is about to be caught up in a net by Mueller and his associates as part of the probe. That means a number of things, beginning with the fact that the removal of Trump and Pence from office would result in the presidency of the Speaker of the House — someone who is now a Democrat.
The developments of the past few weeks have seen not just Mike Flynn back in the news, but even a former aide of Flynn’s who was associated with the illegal correspondence with Turkey that got Flynn into trouble with the FBI in the first place. The former Lieutenant General and national security adviser to the Trump Campaign lied to federal agents about his involvement in the attempted extradition of Fethullah Gulen, a Turkish citizen in America that Turkish President Erdoğan has accused of helping to orchestrate a coup attempt in his home country.
The fact that Flynn attempted to have the Turkish man extradited is almost tantamount to human sacrifice for political gain. Turkey’s record on human rights is abysmal and an attempted coup would be looked at as treason. The Flynn associate who was just charged in federal court, Bijan Kian, was in trouble for exactly the same thing that Flynn pled guilty to lying about.
And lest anyone forget, or perhaps think that the Gulen matter was isolated from the Trump campaign and between Flynn, Kian, and Erdoğan alone: The New York Times reported that Trump himself was still considering Gulen’s extradition — the culmination of the crime that Flynn began while he was Trump’s national security adviser.
Flynn and Kian were on the Trump transition team — the team that Mike Pence was the head of. Pence was warned not just by the previous administration but by a member of Congress that Flynn was illegally coordinating with a foreign government. Pence is now known to have been totally aware of Flynn’s activities during his time on the transition team, and he did nothing about it. What’s more, he lied about his knowledge after the fact.
The clue that Mueller is now coming after Pence for the crime of misleading the public about his knowledge of Flynn’s crimes is in the late, late prosecution of Kian.
The only reason to hang on to a witness or key player that you intend to charge for as long as Mueller waited to charge Kian is if you are compiling a larger case against someone higher than the fish you’re about to fry. And the fish right above Bijan Kian and Mike Flynn?
Vice President Mike Pence.
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