After President Trump was indicted on Tuesday, Jack Smith revealed that former Vice President Mike Pence was taking “secret notes” from conversations with Trump.
Trump was hit with four counts for challenging the 2020 election:
- Conspiracy to defraud the United States
- Conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding
- Obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding
- Conspiracy against rights
In the 45-page indictment, Smith said Pence took secret notes from conversations with the 45th president.
On page 33 of the indictment, Smith reveals that Mike Pence was taking secret notes from Trump before January 6.
According to Pence’s notes, he was telling Trump he resisted using his office to overturn the election.
Both Trump and the freedom-loving American people expected Mike Pence to do the honorable thing and turn the results back to the States.
Pence even promised to do this just days before January 6.
But he stabbed Trump in the back.
FOX News reported:
Pence’s previously unreported notes are presented as evidence against Trump, who faces four federal charges related to his actions after the 2020 presidential election and unproven claims the election was stolen. Trump is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States; conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding; obstruction of and attempt to obstruct an official proceeding; and conspiracy against rights.
“As the January 6 congressional certification proceeding approached and other efforts to impair, obstruct, and defeat the federal government function failed, [Trump] sought to enlist the Vice President to use his ceremonial role at the certification to fraudulently alter the election results,” the 45-page indictment alleges.
“The Defendant did this first by using knowingly false claims of election fraud to convince the Vice President to accept the Defendant’s fraudulent electors, reject legitimate electoral votes, or send legitimate electoral votes to state legislatures for review rather than count them.”
“When that failed, the Defendant attempted to use a crowd of supporters that he had gathered in Washington, D.C., to pressure the Vice President to fraudulently alter the election results.”