Contemplating the speed at which Donald Trump and people closest to him are discovering themselves in prison scandals lately, it’s tough to maintain observe of all of them. However as is commonly the case, the newest scandal is normally the best scandal, and that particularly holds true now.
How so? Properly, just lately it was revealed that Trump’s inaugural committee fundraising is now being criminally investigated, each by way of the place the cash got here from, and the place it went. And because it seems, Mike Pence’s identify has emerged on the forefront of the scandal.
You see, again when Donald Trump assigned a lead for the transition workforce, he needed Chris Christie, however then shortly fired him and changed him with Mike Pence. It appeared like a suspicious transfer on the time, and maybe it was. As Michael Lewis’ guide, The Fifth Threat, factors out, Trump’s resolution to fireside Christie had extra to do with Trump’s need to pocket the cash than it did the transition.
Don’t imagine it? Properly, see this somewhat profane passage from the guide for your self beneath:
Trump was apoplectic, truly yelling, “You’re stealing my cash! You’re stealing my fucking cash! What the fuck is that this??” Seeing Bannon, Trump turned on him and screamed, “Why are you letting him steal my fucking cash?” Bannon and Christie collectively got down to clarify to Trump federal regulation. […] To which Trump replied, “Fuck the regulation. I don’t give a fuck concerning the regulation. I need my fucking cash.” Bannon and Christie tried to elucidate that Trump couldn’t have each his cash and a transition.”
In different phrases, Donald Trump fired Chris Christie as the pinnacle of the transition workforce just because Christie wouldn’t enable him to take the cash. Consequently, Trump assigned Mike Pence as the brand new lead, after which “allegedly” proceeded to let Trump take the cash.
Does this imply that Trump put Pence in cost as a result of he felt he was too silly to comprehend the cash was being stolen? Or does it imply that, not like Christie, Pence would assist him in taking the cash? Both method, it doesn’t look good for Mike Pence as this $107 million scandal continues to unravel.