US military assets operating on Donald Trump’s authority came within inches of apprehending former Vice President Michael Pence at a clandestine safehouse where he had been hiding somewhere in southern Indiana, according to a Trump source familiar with the operation.
As previously reported, Donald Trump branded Pence “a traitor to America and its people” after then-VP Pence sided with Democrats during the Jan 6. Electoral College certification. His unconscionable choice earned Trump’s enmity. Since then, Pence had been jet setting around the world hoping to find a non-extradition country he could call home. But none wanted him. Not even Vladimir Putin.
Trump gave Pence many chances to apologize and name his Deep State co-conspirators, but Pence declined an invitation to admit guilt and ask forgiveness at the February 21-25 CPAC conference in Orlando, FL. Had Pence acquiesced, Trump would have shown leniency and shredded a sealed indictment charging him with crimes against America and its people, our source said.
On Wednesday, March 3, Trump received an intelligence brief saying that Pence had physically distanced himself from his family and was hiding in a rented cabin near the Knobstone Trail in southern Indiana, an area known for its rugged terrain and dense, shadowy forests. It’s unclear whether he rented the building in his own name or an alias.
“This was the first credible evidence Trump had that Pence was isolated on American soil. He has been trying to get a bead on Pence for months, but Pence is a slippery one and has been constantly moving around. Trump talked to military commanders who are still helping him drain the swamp, officers who don’t recognize Biden’s presidency, and enlisted their help to track and capture Pence,” our source said.
Asked which military assets, specifically, took part in the operation, our source said, “I cannot answer that question, but it was a small unit sent to retrieve him.”
He did, however, supply the following details:
In the early morning hours on March 4, the “unit” infiltrated the area on foot and hiked four miles along a winding footpath that ended near a log cabin with wisps of woodsmoke emanating from a stone chimney. No vehicle was present, but what appeared to be fresh ATV tracks crisscrossed the area. Dim light shone through a curtained window. A diesel generator alongside the cabin was still running.
The unit, our source said, breached the door and hurled flashbang grenades into the room, calling out to Pence to surrender. But the cabin was empty, devoid of life. Whoever dwelt within appeared to have made a hasty exit; coffee bubbled in a percolator and a bowl of half-eaten, lukewarm stew was sitting on a small table.
Finding no one home, the military searched the immediate area, following ATV tracks to a clearing a half mile from the cabin. The ATV was there, but its occupant, Michael Pence, was nowhere to be found. Somehow, he had eluded capture.
“It’s like he upped and disappeared,” our source said. “A helicopter couldn’t have got him because the team would have heard it. Someone tipped Pence off, and it looks like he had an escape route planned. Trump wasn’t happy at all. He’s put out an all-points-bulletin for Pence’s capture, and he asked loyal military commanders to stay vigilant and to conduct a more thorough search of the area.”
In closing, our source said Trump has dispatched a forensics team to the cabin to check for prints and fibers and DNA evidence proving that Pence was indeed the cabin’s occupant.