Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

The opinion piece by a "senior official" in the Trump administration, published last week by the New York Times, said there were "early whispers" within the Cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which allows a majority of Cabinet members to tell Congress the president is incapable of discharging his duties and at least temporarily transfer the powers of the office to the vice president. The op-ed writer claimed to be part of a "resistance" movement within the Trump administration that was working quietly behind the scenes to thwart the president's most unsafe impulses.

As MSN reports, Omarosa shares the opinion of various internet sleuths, saying that she believes the writer of the damning editorial about the Trump White House is none other than Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence, in his Sunday comments, insisted that the investigation hasn't been a main concern for the White House. Pence vowed that his aides are as dedicated as he is to advancing Trump's agenda.

He also said he would participate in any review by the administration following the publication of the New York Times article.

In the "Face the Nation" interview, Pence said he has not been asked to sit down for an interview with Mueller amid the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election but that he would be open to doing so.

"The American people should know President Trump and I are going to remain absolutely determined to reelect this Republican Congress so we can continue to build on the momentum that's putting Americans back to work", he said.

The Times described the author as "a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure".

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Obama will share the billing with seven Democratic candidates in competitive U.S. He added that when there is a vacuum in democracy, "other voices fill the void".

"What I see is a tough leader, a demanding leader, someone who gets all the options on the table", Mr Pence said on Fox News.

He restated that he thinks the essay writer should do the "honourable thing and resign". "When someone says, 'Hey, let me come and talk to you, ' or, 'Put me before the grand jury, ' they are suspicious of it, even if that person is a lawyer who happens to be the vice president of the United States".

Pence told Fox News Sunday it would be for the president to decide if lie detectors should be used to find the culprit. "But he makes the decisions, and that's why we've made the progress we've made".

Speaking on CBS's Face The Nation, Mr Pence said he had not asked his staff whether they were involved.

Trump has said the Justice Department should investigate and unmask the anonymous author.

Appearing on CNN, Sen.

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