Scoop-de-doo from the NYT access lady:
The day before a mob of President Donald J. Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff called Mr. Pence’s lead Secret Service agent to his West Wing office.
The chief of staff, Marc Short, had a message for the agent, Tim Giebels: The president was going to turn publicly against the vice president, and there could be a security risk to Mr. Pence because of it.
The stark warning — the only time Mr. Short flagged a security concern during his tenure as Mr. Pence’s top aide — was uncovered recently during research by this reporter for an upcoming book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” to be published in October.
When the mob stormed the Capitol Building, Giebels hustled Pence to the loading dock, where he refused to get in the car. According to Haberman’s article, aides say Pence wouldn’t get in the car because “it would let the rioters and others score a victory against a core democratic process.”
Huh. I still think he was afraid they’d clap a chloroformed cloth over his face and dump him in the Potomac. The January 6 hearings are gonna be LIT.
ETA: Excellent retort from President Biden on Elon Musk’s announcement that he’s laying off 10% of Tesla employees because he’s got the white hot fantods about the U.S. economy. POTUS even gets in a pro-union shot! Well done!
“Lots of luck on his trip to the moon.”
— President Biden responds to Elon Musk saying he has a “super bad feeling” about the economy pic.twitter.com/RNjXcP1Szn
— The Recount (@therecount) June 3, 2022