Short was also a firsthand witness to Trump and conservative attorney John Eastman’s attempts to pressure Pence into delaying the count of the Electoral College votes during a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan. 4.
This is fascinating. Eastman may be taking the fifth, but, alas, it may all come out anyway. You sort of love to see it.
“Report: Former Pence Chief Of Staff Marc Short Is ALLEGEDLY Cooperating With Jan. 6 Committee”
All these motherfuckers are inveterate liars, thieves, and power hungry white supremacist Christian dominionists who SHALL NOT be believed out of hand and whose words SHALL NOT be taken at face value. I will believe they are “cooperating” …and doing so FULLY…when you fucking PROVE it to me, TPM. Until then, kindly get with reality and insert the word “ALLEGEDLY” or something to that effect, just like we do with all as-yet-unconvicted criminals.
I appreciate your skepticism, but I take the following at face value. It certainly sounds credible to me.
A source told CNN that the committee is getting “significant cooperation with Team Pence.” Another source reportedly told CNN that Short’s cooperation exemplifies the “momentum” behind the committee’s investigation into the events of Jan. 6.
The article uses the words “report”, “reportedly”, “reported”, “could potentially”, etc. It doesn’t come off at all like TPM is taking Short’s cooperation at face value.
ETA: I do, however, have a beef with this paragraph:
It’s unclear, however, whether Pence green lighted Short’s cooperation with the committee. Prior to serving as Pence’s chief of staff, Short worked as Trump’s legislative director for the first 18 months of his presidency.
WTF do those facts have to do with each other? Did Pence greenlight or not greenlight Short’s cooperation based on Short working for DT? Does it imply that Short might talk up Pence while testifying against DT in order to make Pence’s chances for 2024 better? If so, Pence should be aware of two things -
Ain’t no coalition in this country that gets him to 270
If Dan Quayle had to talk him out of doing the wrong thing, there’s probably some evidence he was ready to do the wrong thing
It’s highly unlikely that Short knows everything Pence does. Further, why is it surprising to you that some people on Pence’s staff (and possibly Trump’s as well) might honor a request by the J6 Committee to give truthful testimony about what happened leading up to the seditionist riot at the Capitol? Fear of a tyrant in power is one thing. Fear of a tyrant out of power is entirely another.
Reports that Pence’s Self-Respect Co-operating with Jan 6 Committee
Not seen since Jan 7, VP Mike Pence’s self-respect emerged from hiding and, according to highly placed inside sources, sat down and dished to the Jan 6 Committee. Pence’s dignity, however, has still not been seen.