Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Pres Trump and Vice-Pres Pence Meet For First Time Since Capitol Assault; Pence Rules Out Invoking 25th Amendment to Remove Trump in Letter to Pelosi, and related stories

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Trump and Pence meet for first time since Capitol assault:
A senior administration source confirmed to CBS News that President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence spoke Monday evening in the Oval Office, their first meeting since the assault on the U.S. Capitol last week. The source described it as a "good" conversation.
A former White House official with close ties to Pence earlier told CBS News that the vice president is "discouraged, disheartened, hurt and stunned."
The source said Pence never seriously considered using the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office. The source said that during conversations earlier in the administration, White House lawyers researched its applicability and found it really covered incapacity, due to things like a serious injury or undergoing anesthesia.
Under the 25th Amendment, the vice president can assume power as acting president if a majority of the Cabinet determines the president is "unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office." --->READ MORE HERE
Pence rules out invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump in letter to Pelosi:
Vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday ruled out invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office.
In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Pence said that he did not believe invoking the amendment eight days before the end of Trump’s term was “in the best interest of our Nation or consistent with our Constitution.”
He urged Congress to focus on President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration and to avoid impeaching Trump.
“In the midst of a global pandemic, economic hardship for millions of Americans and the tragic events of January 6th now is the time for us to come together, now is the time for us to heal,” Pence wrote. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to related stories:

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Trump calls for ‘peace and calm,’ says 25th Amendment will ‘haunt’ Biden

Trump defends speech leading up to Capitol riot and slams impeachment push

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