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Pence, top Trump aide clash over Jan. 6 ‘betrayal’
Paul Bedard


Former Vice President Mike Pence is under fire in a new book from a top Trump aide for approving the election of Joe Biden after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, a “betrayal” he immediately rejected.

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In long-time aide Peter Navarro’s In Trump Time, Pence is dubbed “Brutus,” a reference to one of the most famous of the assassins of Julius Caesar, and blamed for undermining former President Trump’s efforts to stall the election certification while audits were conducted of suspicious election results.

In the opening pages, Navarro, who headed trade policy and was a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, described Pence as “a Brutus who will betray this American Caesar.”

He described a plan where Pence at the Jan. 6 election certification wouldn’t overturn the results but clear the way for states to take time to investigate alleged irregularities. But the riots occurred and Congress and the vice president that night OK’d the election results.

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“In the ensuing chaos, Pence will be whisked away by Secret Service agents. Congressmen and senators will scatter to the Capitol building subway tunnels that will take them to safety. And when this gaggle of conniving politicians all reconvene this night at 8:00 p.m., Pence, in league with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, will use the excuse of the violence on Capitol Hill to halt any further attempt to challenge the election results,” wrote Navarro, who had feuded with Pence’s staff.

“Any way you phrase it, Michael Richard Pence will have secured his place in history as the Brutus most responsible both for the final betrayal of President Trump and the unceremonious burial of election integrity,” he wrote in the book, a copy of which was provided to Secrets in advance of today’s publishing debut.

Pence, considered one of the most loyal vice presidents in history, pushed back at the narrative Monday night while speaking in Iowa to the Young America’s Foundation.

Facing a question in line with Navarro’s claim, Pence said, “I understand the disappointment in the election.”

He added, “You might remember I was on the ballot. But you’ve got to be willing to do your duty. And the time may come that some of you are in that position, or one like it.”

And, he added to the questioner, “Everything you’ve recited relative to me is false.”

Pence is on a speaking tour that could lead to a 2024 presidential bid.

Navarro’s book is a true insider’s look at the Trump White House, complete with his diary notes. Much of it tells of how Trump worked swiftly to grapple with the coronavirus crisis, despite media spin he dawdled.

He also calls out those he felt let Trump down, including the president’s election team and lawyers, including Sidney Powell and former Attorney General William Barr.

Like Trump, he believes firmly that the election was stolen by the Democrats.

“I can tell you without equivocation that the winner of the 2020 election is not sitting in the White House today — and that should give all of us pause,” he wrote.


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