Secret Service Was Warned Mike Pence Could Be in Danger A Day Before Capitol Riot

Headline Roundup June 5th, 2022

The Secret Service was warned by the then-chief of staff to Mike Pence of a security threat to the former Vice President one day before the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The report from The New York Times (Lean Left bias) detailed a meeting on Jan. 5, 2021 where chief of staff Marc Short told agent Tim Giebels that former President Donald Trump was planning to "publicly turn" against Pence, a move that posed a threat to his life. In the weeks leading up to the Capitol riot, Trump was publicly urging Pence to use his power to deny President Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. Pence went on to certify Biden's win and has since stated multiple times that Trump was wrong to believe he could overturn the election. On the day of the Capitol riot, Trump reportedly complained that the vice president was being "whisked to safety" while MAGA rioters storming the Capitol were chanting, "Hang Mike Pence!" While the former vice president has publicly said he has an "amicable" relationship with Trump, he recently hinted that he'd be open to running against him in a 2024 presidential run

Most coverage across the spectrum highlighted the details of the report and refrained from inserting speculation. Left-rated outlets were more likely to note that Trump and his supporters "desperately sought ways" to overturn the 2020 election. Some right-rated outlets emphasized how "no notably violent calls" were made against Pence when Short warned Giebels and that Republicans have "derided" the Jan. 6 House committee for its "partisan" intentions.

From the Right
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The Secret Service was warned by one of Mike Pence’s top aides of a threat to the then–vice president the day before the storming of the Capitol, per revelations in a new book on the Trump presidency.

On January 5, 2021, Marc Short, Pence’s chief of staff and the former White House director of legislative affairs to then-President Donald Trump, called to speak with Special Agent Tim Giebels, the head of the vice-presidential protective detail. Short reportedly told Giebels that Trump was going to “publicly turn” against Pence, which would...

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Former Vice President Mike Pence’s chief of staff, Marc Short, warned Pence’s lead Secret Service agent a day before the Capitol riot that Pence could be in danger on January 6 because Trump would publicly attack him for refusing to intervene in the election certification, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Short did not share with Pence’s Secret Service agent, Tim Giebels, what kind of security threat Pence might face when he met with Giebels in the West Wing, but the warning was the only time Short voiced a...

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Former Vice President Mike Pence’s top aide warned the Secret Service the day before last year’s riot at the U.S. Capitol that Pence could be in danger after an expected betrayal by then-President Donald Trump, The New York Times reported Friday.

Chief of staff Marc Short told Pence’s lead Secret Service agent, Tim Giebels, that Trump was “going to turn publicly against the vice president, and there could be a security risk to Mr. Pence because of it,” reported Times journalist Maggie Haberman.

Short couldn’t predict what form the risk could take, but he did know that Pence’s...

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