Jan. 6 investigation: DOJ attempting to question Pence
The Department of Justice is looking to question former Vice President Mike Pence as a witness in its criminal investigation into former President Donald Trump’s attempt to stay in office after losing the 2020 election, several media outlets are reporting. >> Read more trending newsNews of the DOJ’s request to interview Pence was first reported by The New York Times. Pence has rejected similar requests made by the House Jan. 6 committee, The New York Times reported. Pence was witness to discussions between Trump and his inner circle to keep him in office and to block Congress from certifying the election of President Joe Biden. Pence has said that he believed that Trump was wrong that the vice president could overturn the results of the 2020 election, Reuters reported.wftv.com
These prominent Republicans are speaking out against Trump’s 2024 run
Former President Trump’s announcement last week that he’ll run for the White House a third time has divided the Republican paty. While some of his staunchest supporters in Congress celebrated the announcements, other key GOP figures are distancing themselves from the campaign and others are saying outright that they won’t vote for Trump again. Here…news.yahoo.com
Trump 2024 rivals court his donors as primary season begins
“There’s no question that what President Trump accomplished over his four years in terms of strengthening the the U.S.-Israel relationship was unparalleled. “And for some of them, President Trump may be their answer. The 76-year-old Israeli-born Miriam Adelson “is staying neutral” in the GOP's 2024 presidential primary, according to the family's longtime political gatekeeper Andy Abboud. And while the Adelsons were prominent Trump supporters in the past, Miriam Adelson is unwilling to commit to him as the next presidential primary season gets underway. “And I’m very confident that Republican primary voters will choose wisely.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
Trump's rivals court his donors as '24 primary season begins
“There’s no question that what President Trump accomplished over his four years in terms of strengthening the the U.S.-Israel relationship was unparalleled. “And for some of them, President Trump may be their answer. The 76-year-old Israeli-born Miriam Adelson “is staying neutral” in the GOP's 2024 presidential primary, according to the family's longtime political gatekeeper Andy Abboud. “I think we will have better choices in 2024,” Pence told The Associated Press. “And I’m very confident that Republican primary voters will choose wisely.”Copyright 2022 The Associated Press.wftv.com
The AP Interview: Pence says voters want new leadership
NEW YORK — (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that voters are "looking for new leadership" following the disappointing midterm elections for Republicans, who are now openly debating whether his onetime boss, Donald Trump, should maintain a leading role in the party. But he implicitly positioned himself as a potential alternative for Republicans seeking conservative leadership without the chaos of the Trump era. The vice president was steered to safety with his staff and family as some in the mob chanted, “Hang Mike Pence!" President Trump was not just my president. “As his vice president, I believed it was my role to be loyal to the president," he said.wftv.com
Republican Party divisions deepen ahead of Trump's 2024 announcement
Following bitterly disappointing midterm election results, the Republican party faced more internal divisions Tuesday about who should lead it into the 2024 presidential election and on Capitol Hill for the next two years. Chris Christie ridiculed former President Trump and said he should not be the GOP nominee for president in 2024, according to Axios. "The fact of the matter is, it was the greatest Republican victory in the history of the state of Florida." “I’d like to think the Republican party is ready to move on from somebody who has been, for this party, a three-time loser,” Griffin added. As for Arizona, McConnell allies pointed out that the Senate leader's PAC spent roughly $230 million on supporting Republican senate candidates, compared to just $15 million from Trump's coffers.wftv.com
As 2024 looms, did Mike Pence miss his window — again?
Former Vice President Mike Pence published his long-awaited autobiography “So Help Me God” Tuesday. But he spills plenty more on his private conversations with Trump, many of which could easily be turned into campaign fodder against Trump himself in 2024. Trump, Pence said, greenlighted it: "You should definitely do that." As a college student, Pence cast his very first vote for president in 1980 for the evangelical Christian in the race, Democratic President Jimmy Carter. Being present, as Pence’s father taught him repeatedly in anecdotes Pence shared throughout the book, is infinitely valuable.wftv.com
Trump laughed at coverage of Pence refusing to eat alone with women who weren't his wife, according to new book: 'Now they're attacking Mike for being faithful to his wife!'
The former vice president was worried about how Trump would react to coverage about the "Mike Pence Rule," which had first begun when he went to Congress.news.yahoo.com
Pence opens up on Trump and Jan. 6, GOP takes notice after dismal midterms
The former vice president and possible 2024 contender unloaded at length for the first time. “’You’re too honest,’” Pence said Trump told him. And for the first time, Pence also detailed Trump’s surprisingly sheepish reaction to Pence days after the insurrection. He looked tired, and his voice seemed fainter than usual,” Pence wrote. He then wrote that Trump asked about him and his family and if he had been “scared” on Jan. 6.wftv.com
Pence backs GOP's Kemp as Democrat Abrams hits on Medicaid
Brian Kemp's case for reelection against Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams, arguing that Kemp has been good for Georgia's economy and Abrams is soft on crime. Brian Kemp," Pence told about 150 people in Cumming, part of a belt of Republican-dominated Atlanta exurbs key to Kemp's reelection. Chris Christie, will spotlight Kemp's campaign in the closing days of advance voting and ahead of what the GOP hopes is a surge of Election Day ballots. “We’ve been doing good in this day because we have been saying no to Stacey Abrams,” Kemp said, speaking in the parking lot of a cigar bar in heavily Republican Forsyth County. “Brian Kemp is aggressively undermining, dismantling and harming the provision of health care in the state of Georgia,” Abrams said.wftv.com
Pence: Post-2020 election meeting with Trump, lawyers ‘a new low’
Former Vice President Mike Pence reportedly writes in a forthcoming book that a meeting between former President Trump, campaign lawyers and outside attorneys after the 2020 election was “a new low.” Pence describes a “contentious back-and-forth” between Trump campaign lawyers and outside attorneys in November 2020 while discussing legal issues associated with challenging the election,…news.yahoo.com
Trump: ‘Very disloyal’ if Pence, other Cabinet members run in 2024
Former President Trump said he would find it “very disloyal” if former Vice President Mike Pence or other members of his former Cabinet sought the GOP presidential nomination in 2024, seeking to send a warning to a number of figures weighing potential White House bids. “Many of them have said they would never run if…news.yahoo.com
Ex-Pence aide shrugs off doubts in Indiana election post bid
Former Mike Pence aide Diego Morales won the Republican nomination to become Indiana’s secretary of state after talking up a push for tighter state voting restrictions and appealing to those who believe the 2020 presidential election was riddled with fraud.
Jan. 6 takeaways: Subpoena for Trump, warnings for democracy
The House Jan. 6 committee has taken the extraordinary action of subpoenaing former President Donald Trump as it issued a stark warning in its final public hearing before the midterm election: The future of the nation’s democracy is at stake.
Wisconsin's Johnson under heat for fake elector revelation
Evidence revealed at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection shows that an aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver fake elector votes from Wisconsin and Michigan.
What we know about Trump's actions as insurrection unfolded
Members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol insurrection are holding their first prime-time hearing to share what they have uncovered about then-President Donald Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Pence: Leaked abortion draft opinion helps some '22 hopefuls
Former Vice President Mike Pence says a leaked draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide could have favorable impacts for anti-abortion candidates in midterm elections across the country.
Iowa GOP open to non-Trump prospects as 2024 gets underway
Former President Donald Trump’s persistent flirtation with another White House run is doing little to discourage other potential Republican candidates from stepping up their activity in Iowa, the state that will formally launch the nomination process.
AP Was There: The surreal first day of the pandemic
On the day the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, Koloud “Kay” Tarapolsi reflected the views of many people when she told an Associated Press reporter: “If we avoid each other and listen to the scientists, maybe in a few weeks it will be better."
EXPLAINER: How fake electors tried to throw result to Trump
State attorneys general and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol are digging deeper into the role that fake slates of electors played in the desperate effort by former President Donald Trump to cling to power after his 2020 defeat.