Rep. Adam Schiff said in an interview with MSNBC that after Trump is impeached, Vice President Mike Pence will likely be next to lose his position. Schiff who now sits on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence believes Pence is guilty as Trump when it comes to the president’s disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Pence Likely Ignored Flynn’s Wrongdoings
The VP likely knew as well Flynn was working as a foreign agent for hostile foreign governments. The remarks came shortly after the president tweeted that he is the victim of a “witch hunt” orchestrated by his political adversaries.
Schiff noted that Trump, Pence, and other senior White House officials ignored the possible conflicts of interest surrounding Flynn just because he was the perfect man for the job and a close friend to the president.
The lawmaker said that if Pence knew about Flynn’s ties to the Turkish government but remained silent about it, he could also face impeachment. Schiff added that such a blatant conflict of interest is not something you can easily turn a blind eye to.
Flynn Lobbied for Turkey under Pence’s Nose
Schiff mentioned the recent reports that indicate Flynn influenced key military decisions during the transition period regarding Syria and arming the Kurds, who are sworn enemies to the Turks. And Flynn was handsomely rewarded for his lobbying efforts on behalf of Turkey, those reports also show.
The question is if the White House knew. And if it knew, did it ignore the facts and gave Flynn a Cabinet position? Pence led the transition team, so, he must have been acquainted with every piece of advice on national security Flynn gave.
Pence, on the other hand, claims he didn’t known about Flynn’s investigation until March. However, a recent bombshell report shows the White House found about the disgraced general’s business ties with Turkey and the associated investigation as early as January this year.
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