'This was a grand jury': Wolf Blitzer reminds Mike Pence how indictments work

'This was a grand jury': Wolf Blitzer reminds Mike Pence how indictments work
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Former Vice President Mike Pence expressed his displeasure with the sealed 34-count indictments that were dropped onto ex-President Donald Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg on Thursday during an exclusive interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer.

"I wanna get your reaction to this unprecedented development," Blitzer prompted Pence.

"Well, I think the unprecedented indictment of a former president of the United States on a campaign finance issue is an outrage, and, and it appears to, for millions of Americans, to be nothing more than a political prosecution that's driven by a prosecutor who literally ran for office on the pledge to indict the former president," Pence said, echoing Trump's grievances surrounding Bragg's quest for justice on behalf of the public.

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Blitzer disagreed.

"But it wasn't just, uh, Mr. Vice President and, excuse me for interrupting, it wasn't just the prosecutor, the district attorney in New York who did this. This was a grand jury, a grand jury of some twenty-three people. And you need a majority – twelve – to go ahead and criminally indict," he reminded Pence.

"Well, I, I understand that," Pence replied, "and, uh, been a long time since I was in law school, Wolf, but I remember the old saying, 'you can indict a ham sandwich.'"

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Watch the clip below or at this link.

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