(FeaturedNews.com) – On Tuesday, former Vice President Mike Pence openly acknowledged his inability to defend the serious allegations outlined in the federal indictment against former President Donald Trump regarding the mishandling of classified documents. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal editorial board, Pence expressed his recognition of the gravity of the charges and admitted that he lacked a valid defense against the accusations. Pence emphasized that Trump should have the opportunity to present his defense in court and affirmed his decision to withhold judgment until that time.
During the interview, Pence highlighted the significance of the materials involved in the indictment, which reportedly included sensitive information pertaining to the U.S. military capabilities, vulnerabilities, and the country’s nuclear program. He emphasized the potential risks to national security and the armed forces if such information were to be released. As someone with personal connections to the military through his family members, Pence underlined the utmost importance of safeguarding the nation’s secrets, expressing his unwavering commitment to their protection.
Notably, Pence recently announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential race, in which he will be running against Trump. In response to the indictment, Trump pleaded not guilty to all 37 counts, including alleged violations of the Espionage Act and obstruction of justice charges. These charges stemmed from Trump’s refusal to comply with previous requests to surrender the documents in question.
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