(FreedomBeacon.com)- The resistance from the establishment “never relented” against the Trump administration, former Vice President Mike Pence said. He said it didn’t let up till the day they left office.
Pence emphasized many barriers and charges leveled against then-President Donald Trump during an interview that aired on “The Record With Greta Van Susteren” on Thursday. Pence’s comments illustrated how the resistance slowed movement on the White House’s agenda.
Pence, also the author of “So Help Me God,” blamed a significant portion of the animosity on retired intelligence officers such as the former director of the CIA, John Brennan. He contended that members of the intelligence community raging against Trump supplied the media with the legitimacy they needed to spread bogus claims.
“It’s what I try to capture in the book, is not only what we accomplished in the Trump-Pence years … but the opposition from literally before we were inaugurated by a political class in Washington, D.C., that every single day was propagating these baseless accusations,” Pence said.
Pence added that the drive for Russian collusion and Trump’s chat with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger were examples of this. “Literally to the day we left office, the resistance never relented,” Pence said.
The comments made by the former vice president come at a time when the Justice Department is currently conducting multiple investigations into Trump. These investigations include one that is centered on sensitive files that were obtained at Mar-a-Lago and another that is centered on his actions surrounding January 6, 2021.
The special counsel position overseeing investigations conducted by the Justice Department was given to Jack Smith by Attorney General Merrick Garland last month.
According to Garland’s letter, such an appointment underlines the Department’s commitment to independence and accountability in particularly sensitive situations. Garland said it also enables prosecutors and agents to continue their work timely and make choices that are unquestionably influenced exclusively by the facts and the law.
Pence is wrong in one regard. The resistance didn’t end the day Trump left office. It is still going on as of this writing.