Trump has now twice implicated Pence, who seems aware he's in a Prisoner's Dilemma - 2019-10-03

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F347.png Trump has now twice implicated Pence, who seems aware he's in a Prisoner's Dilemma October 3, 2019, Scott Pilutik, Underground Bunker

Attorney Scott Pilutik wrestles with the news of the day, from a lawyerly perspective…

[In regards to this Washington Post story: Trump involved Pence in efforts to pressure Ukraine's leader, though officials say vice president was unaware of allegations in whistleblower complaint]

The Prisoner's Dilemma is a paradox in which two suspects would go free if they cooperate but instead act in their own self-interest and go down. This is the Prisoner's Dilemma playing out in the White House.

Trump has now twice implicated Pence — perhaps fearful of Pence undercutting him since Pence would become president upon a successful impeachment.

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