(ConservativeSense.com) – Former Vice President Mike Pence said another indictment against Donald Trump would further alienate people from the Department of Justice (DOJ). “I do think that the Department of Justice has lost the confidence of the American people,” he said. The Presidential candidate told CNN’s Dana Bash that he frequently hears people express concern about a two-tier justice system that is politically biased, and he vowed to “clean house” at the DOJ if elected to the White House in 2024.
Pence expressed his view a week after former President Donald Trump said he received notice from the DOJ that he was a “target” in its probe into January 6, 2021. As Trump noted, letters of this kind usually mean that an indictment is imminent.
It is unclear exactly what charges Mr. Trump will face if an indictment does come, but according to some legal experts, it is likely to focus on whether he knew he had lost the election (or genuinely thought he won) and what schemes he may have initiated to change the outcome or avoid handing over power. This likely includes his call upon Mr. Pence to refuse to ratify the election result in Congress on January 6.
Describing the changes he would make as President, Pence said he would appoint new senior officials “beginning with an attorney general, a director of the FBI, other senior political personnel, people confirmed by the United States Senate, who are respected on both sides of the aisle, who are seen as men and women of integrity, and who will apply the law fairly and evenly.”
If indicted, it will be the second time former President Trump has faced federal charges this year. He is fighting legal battles on several fronts, including in Florida, where he pleaded not guilty to charges of mishandling classified documents in June. He is also fighting state charges in New York, where prosecutors indicted him for allegedly falsifying records related to a hush money payment to an adult film star.
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