Trump warned Pence certifying election results would be a ‘career killer,’ witness testifies

According to a witness who overheard part of the phone call, then-President Donald Trump told then-Vice President Mike Pence that his decision to uphold his constitutional duty and certify the results later that day would be “a political career killer” on the morning of January 6th, 2021. The witness, a White House valet who was with Trump during most of the day, described the phone call to the now-defunct House committee that investigated the January 6 insurrection. He recounted a direct threat delivered by the outgoing president to his own vice president with Trump saying, “Mike, this is a political career killer if you do this, do what’s right.”

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