Donald Trump flew into a rage after Mike Pence testified before a grand jury

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The intense rivalry between former President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence is well known.

Pence split from Trump over January 6 and the former President has not forgotten his betrayal.

That’s why Donald Trump flew into a rage after Mike Pence testified before a grand jury.

Whatever you may think of former President and current GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump, one thing is clear, he values loyalty above all.

Pence’s testimony is a major development

Former Vice President Mike Pence appeared recently before a federal grand jury investigating Donald Trump’s alleged attempts to remain in power after the 2020 election.

Pence’s testimony is a major development in Special Counsel Jack Smith’s investigation into Trump’s conduct around both the 2020 election and the January 6, 2021, protest at the Capitol.

According to The Hill, Pence reportedly spent several hours testifying at a courthouse in Washington, D.C.

Pence has steadfastly maintained he has nothing to hide from investigators about the fallout after the 2020 election.

Until recently, Pence challenged the subpoena from Smith for his testimony in the case.

Pence correctly claimed that serving as the former President of the Senate made him a member of the legislative branch on the day of the riots, and thus he would be shielded from the subpoena under the “speech and debate” clause of the Constitution.

A federal judge ruled in early April that Pence had to provide testimony about Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election results, but said he would not be compelled to testify about his role in Congress.

Pence does not appeal

Pence decided not to appeal the judge’s ruling and the stage was set for his testimony, which most likely revolved around the details of Trump’s conversations and actions in the months between the November election and January 6. 

Trump repeatedly insisted that the election was fraudulent and told Pence he had the unilateral power to reject the Electoral College results.

Pence wrote in his memoir about some of the conversations he had with Trump in the weeks leading up to January 6.

Specifically, Pence wrote about how Trump pressured him to consider rejecting the 2020 election results. 

Pence ultimately certified the results because he claimed the Constitution did not give him the unilateral power to overturn the will of the people.

Since leaving office, Pence has ramped up his attacks on Trump about January 6.

Pence is also considering a 2024 White House bid, which would once again put him on a collision course with Trump.

But Pence may not even be much of a thought in Trump’s mind, as the most recent polls show him up more than 50% over his closest rival, Ron DeSantis.

Pence does not crack 10% in the polls. 

Patriot Political will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.