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Report: Mike Pence Will Launch Campaign Next Week

Sources say he will make announcement in June 7 speech in Iowa

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence is getting ready to challenge his former boss for the Republican nomination—but insiders say he won't kick off his campaign in Indiana, the state he used to govern. Instead, Pence plans to launch his White House bid with a speech in Des Moines,...

Trump's Next Town Hall Won't Go Out Live

June 1 event in Iowa will be hosted by Fox's Sean Hannity

(Newser) - Former President Trump is following up his CNN town hall event with one on another network he often maligns—Fox News. The network says the frontrunner for the 2024 GOP nomination will join host Sean Hannity for a town hall in Iowa on Thursday, the Hill reports. The network says...

Christie Rips Trump's Reaction to Verdict

Pence says voters aren't focused on trial

(Newser) - One potential rival for the GOP presidential nomination is not buying Donald Trump's claim made after a federal jury found the former president liable for sexual abusing and defaming E. Jean Carroll. "His response yesterday to me was ridiculous, that he didn't even know the woman,"...

Trump&#39;s Effort to Block Pence Testimony Rejected
Pence Testifies
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Pence Testifies Before Trump Grand Jury

Former vice president spent hours in the DC courthouse

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence testified Thursday before a federal grand jury investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and former President Donald Trump's effort to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. People who have knowledge of the appearance but who weren't authorized to discuss...

Pence Suggests Decision Deadline

Pence Suggests Decision Deadline

Potential presidential candidate won't commit but notes Iowa presence

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence wouldn't quite commit to running for president in an interview with CBS' Robert Costa but, when asked which way he was leaning, answered, "Well, I'm here in Iowa, Robert." Pence has made appearances in Iowa, which will hold the first GOP...

Pence Drops Fight to Avoid Testifying to Grand Jury

Trump could still appeal judge's decision, however

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence will testify before a grand jury investigating any efforts by his old boss to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Pence has decided against appealing the decision by a judge that mostly rejected his arguments, and former President Donald Trump's, to limit...

Trump: Actually, Jan. 6 Was Pence's Fault

Former POTUS hits back at his former VP

(Newser) - It didn't take long for former President Trump to hit back at Mike Pence after Pence took aim at his former boss over the weekend , blaming Trump for the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol. While speaking to reporters aboard his plane Monday en route to Iowa...

Pence's Buttigieg Jokes Don't Amuse White House

Biden aide calls for apology over 'maternity leave' and postpartum depression remarks

(Newser) - President Biden's press secretary said Monday that former Vice President Mike Pence owes a round of apologies for jokes he made about Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, which the White House called homophobic. Pence made the remarks in his speech Saturday night at journalists' yearly Gridiron dinner in Washington, the...

Mike Pence Delivers Biggest Rebuke Yet to Trump

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Mike Pence Delivers Biggest Rebuke Yet to Trump

He calls Jan. 6 riot a 'disgrace' and says 'history will hold Donald Trump accountable'

(Newser) - The annual Gridiron Dinner in DC is usually a lighthearted affair, with politicians testing their comedy chops in front of peers and journalists. Mike Pence did so on Saturday night, but he also turned serious and delivered what the AP and the Washington Post see as his strongest rebuke yet...

One More Classified Document Found at Pence Home

Justice Department conducted an hours-long search in Indiana

(Newser) - The FBI discovered an additional document with classified markings at Mike Pence’s Indiana home during a search Friday, per the AP . Pence adviser Devin O’Malley said the Department of Justice completed “a thorough and unrestricted search of five hours" and removed “one document with classified markings...

Special Counsel Subpoenas Pence in Trump Investigations

Jack Smith wants information on interactions with former president

(Newser) - The new special counsel in charge of the investigations of former President Donald Trump has subpoenaed former Vice President Mike Pence. The office of Jack Smith, who was appointed in November, has been negotiating with Pence's lawyers for months, ABC News reports. Prosecutors want documents and testimony concerning the...

Pence&#39;s Home to Be Searched
FBI to Search Pence's Home

FBI to Search Pence's Home

Agency plans its own check for classified material

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence's legal team reported last month it had found classified documents at his home in Indiana. Now the FBI is planning its own search, NBC News reports. Pence's lawyers and the Justice Department are negotiating a date, per the Wall Street Journal . Attorney General...

Pence: 'I Take Responsibility' on Documents

Former vice president concedes classified material shouldn't have been at his home

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he takes "full responsibility" after classified documents were found at his Indiana home. In his first public comments since the discovery, Pence said he hadn't been aware that the documents were in his residence but acknowledged his lack of awareness...

Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence's Home

Lawyer finds them at his Indiana residence, turns them over to the FBI

(Newser) - Mike Pence just joined the list of former presidents or vice presidents in possession of classified documents. CNN reports that a lawyer for the former vice president found the documents at Pence's Indiana residence and turned them over to the FBI. No word yet on the subject matter of...

Vice President's Role Is Clear in Measure on Election Count

Congress nears approval of plan making objecting to results tougher

(Newser) - Congressional leaders have agreed on legislation designed to hinder any president and his supporters trying to overturn election results. The measure revises the Electoral Count Act of 1887, increasing the minimum for objecting to Electoral College results to one-fifth of the members in the House and Senate. It only took...

That's Not What He Meant on Constitution, Trump Says

Pence criticizes statement by his former running mate

(Newser) - After drawing widespread condemnation over his call to sideline the Constitution , former President Donald Trump maintained Monday that that's not what he meant. "The Fake News is actually trying to convince the American People that I said I wanted to 'terminate' the Constitution. This is simply more...

Pence: 'We Will Have Better Choices' Than Trump

Former VP says voters want 'new leadership' in 2024

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday that voters are "looking for new leadership" following the disappointing midterm elections for Republicans, who are now openly debating whether his onetime boss, Donald Trump, should maintain a leading role in the party. In an interview with the AP , Pence implicitly positioned...

Pence: Trump's Jan. 6 Tweet About Me 'Angered' Me

Former VP tells ABC that former president's actions during Capitol riot were 'reckless'

(Newser) - Mike Pence hasn't said much about what happened on Jan. 6, 2021, specifically on how he felt about former President Trump's remarks before and during the riot at the US Capitol. That changed over the weekend with the release of part of an interview the ex-vice president gave...

Pence Is Asked Whether He'd Vote for Trump

Former VP dodges the question with a joke

(Newser) - Mike Pence spoke at Georgetown University on Wednesday night, and an audience member asked him a blunt question: If Donald Trump is the GOP nominee, will Pence vote for him? The former VP paused, then drew laughter with his response: "There might be somebody else I'd prefer more,...

Book: Trump Wanted to Trade Puerto Rico for Greenland

Idea to purchase Danish territory wasn't actually his, according to reporters

(Newser) - In an interview for a new book, Donald Trump insisted the idea to buy Greenland from Denmark was all his. Looking at a map, the president wondered, "Why don't we have that?" Trump told husband-and-wife journalists Peter Baker of the New York Times and Susan Glasser of the...

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