VP Mike Pence Asked if He’s Considered 25th Amendment to Remove Trump

Omarosa Suspects Mike Pence's Office Wrote NYT Op Ed in an Effort to Make Pence PresidentMore

Omarosa Suspects Mike Pence's Office Wrote NYT Op Ed in an Effort to Make Pence PresidentMore

Vice President Mike Pence said Sunday he would take a lie detector test to prove he did not write last week's stunning op-ed as White House officials sought to discredit the author and the idea that President Donald Trump is "erratic" and "amoral". Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has said Trump would be justified in using lie detectors to ferret out the anonymous essay writer.

"If they are a senior administration official, that they are violating an oath - not to the president, but to the constitution".

"To have an individual who took that oath - literally say that they work every day to frustrate the president advancing the agenda he was elected to advance, is undemocratic".

Trump hasn't said whether he'd go that far, but Pence says he's willing.

"I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and submit to any review the administration wanted to do", Pence said. He's said that whoever wrote the piece is "gutless" and should resign; he also notes that he puts his own name to anything he writes. Speaking to Fox, Pence also called the piece "deceitful" and said "it's really an assault on our democracy".

The president has condemned the paper for publishing the article, saying: "They don't like Donald Trump and I don't like them". It described a "two-track presidency" in which "many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office".

"I would be more than willing to continue to provide all support in that", Pence replied, adding, "We have outside counsel that will advise me accordingly".

Meanwhile, Twitter user Jennifer Wright dug up an old opinion piece that appears to have been written by Pence and notes that Pence's writing style appears to be a bit more simplistic in nature than that of the anonymous Times writer.

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

Some of the officials featured in the book's anecdotes about the President, including Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, issued statements denying the comments attributed to them by Woodward. The Justice Department is supposed to make investigative decisions free of political pressure from the White House and the president.

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.

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