At the end of Donald Trump’s first term as President, it became rather apparent that his relationship with Vice President Mike Pence was strained. Trump had trusted Pence to exert his will on Congress during the certification of the electoral college results back on January 6th, 2021, but Pence deferred to precedent instead.
The rift between these two continued to swell in the days after they had both left office, with Pence even going so far as to suggest that he may consider challenging Trump for the Republican nomination in 2024.
One would assume that The Don would be less than thrilled with Pence, and looking to dunk on him whenever possible, but this doesn’t appear to be the case.
Former President Trump defended former Vice President Pence after it was revealed that classified records were discovered in his Indiana home, while also telling Fox News that although he has been “the most transparent” with the investigation into records found at Mar-a-Lago, there are “two sets of justice” compared to Biden’s case.
Pence informed Congress Tuesday that he discovered documents bearing classified markings in his Carmel, Indiana, home on Jan. 16 from his time as vice president.
There was no mistaking what Trump was getting at.
“Mike Pence is an innocent man,” Trump posted on his Truth Social Tuesday afternoon, which he also referred to in an interview with Fox News Digital. “He never did anything knowingly dishonest in his life.”
Trump has been decrying the disparate treatment that President Joe Biden has received after it was discovered that he had classified documents stashed at a number of his properties.
During an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital Tuesday, Trump reflected on the FBI’s unprecedented raid of his Mar-a-Lago home, after months of discussions with the National Archives and Records Administration over documents from his time at the White House.
“I’m the one that has been the most transparent,” Trump told Fox News Digital. “We were having productive talks with NARA and DOJ.”
“And then, they came and raided us,” Trump said, referring to the Aug. 8, 2022 early morning FBI raid of his private residence in Palm Beach, Florida.
Trump’s complaints regarding the handling of the Biden scandal are rather valid, given what little the American people have already been told about the order of events and the agencies involved.