Pence Advisor Claims Meadows Was Ringleader In Overturning Election

( — Marc Short, who once served as former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, claimed in a recent interview that former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was “central” to the efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, The Hill reported.

While appearing on “CNN Primetime” last Tuesday, Short told host Abby Phillip that while he doesn’t “relish” seeing what is happening to the Trump aides he worked with, he thinks Phillip’s panel was fair in describing Mark Meadows as the “ringleader” for the events leading up to January 6, 2021.

Short said that while Trump sought out other lawyers who gave him advice contrary to that of the White House counsel, it was Meadows who was “very central to the events that happened on that day.”

Short also reiterated that then-Vice President Pence did not believe he had the authority to interfere with the certification of electors. He said in the weeks leading up to January 6, the news coverage failed to report that Pence “made it clear” that there wasn’t “some magical authority vested” in the vice president to overturn the results of the election that had been overlooked for the last 250 years.

He said there were many “conversations” about this scheme and suggested that it was Mark Meadows who was responsible for bringing in the advisors who were “whispering falsehoods into the president’s ear.”

While Meadows is not facing federal charges from the Department of Justice for the events leading up to January 6, he is one of the 18 co-defendants charged with Donald Trump in the case out of Fulton County, Georgia. Meadows is charged with racketeering and soliciting a violation of the oath by a public officer.

Meadows is seeking to have the Fulton County charges moved to federal court, arguing that the allegations against him stem from his conduct while he was a federal official.

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