Daily US Times: On Tuesday, the US Vice President Mike Pence told President Donald Trump that he does not have the authority to block certification of Joe Biden’s election win when Congress meets to count electoral votes, sources told CNN.
Mr Trump, who already had turned up the pressure on Mr Pence to steal the election from Biden, warned him that it would be politically “damaging” for the Vice President to refuse to block certification, according to a source familiar with the conversation.
Pence gently informed the President during the meeting that the power does not exist for him to derail the process, the source added.
Mr Pence went on to tell President Trump there are outliers saying that the authority exists, but Pence has been told by the White House Counsel’s Office he does not have that authority.
The meeting at the White House came after the Vice President met with the Senate parliamentarian earlier this week to go over his role in the proceedings.
The New York Times was first to report on the topic.
The President disputed the story in a statement released through his campaign.
Trump said: “The New York Times report regarding comments Vice President Pence supposedly made to me today is fake news. He never said that. The Vice President and I are in total agreement that the Vice President has the power to act.”
Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s election win made Mr Trump a one term president, which is not something to be proud of.