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

Frederick Owens
September 11, 2018

In interviews with Fox News Sunday and CBS' Face the Nation that aired Sunday, Pence also said he is "100 percent certain" that no one from his staff wrote the op-ed and that he would be "more than willing" to sit down for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his ongoing Russian Federation probe.

Mike Pence is one of several senior administration officials who have publicly denied that they wrote the article.

Separately, on "Fox News Sunday", the vice president said if he was asked, he would submit "in a heartbeat" to a polygraph concerning his denial of authorship. 5th ROW (L-R) US Administrator of the Small Business Administration Linda McMahon, White House Counsel Don McGahn, US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, (L), HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway. "It depends on what else has been divulged by this individual ..." "I would be more than willing to continue to provide any and all support in that".

"But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis", the official wrote.

Appearing on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, Pence initially told moderator Margaret Brennan he "wouldn't know" and would hope no one in the administration at large was involved in writing the editorial credited to a "senior administration official" and later clarified he was certain no one on his staff was involved.

All cabinet members to have been asked about the piece have denied authorship.

Mr Trump has said the Justice Department should investigate and unmask the anonymous author. After all, he is effectively calling for the government's instruments of criminal investigation to be brought to bear against someone who has committed no obvious crime.

Appearing on CNN, Sen.

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"Let me be very clear".

"If you were to ask me, I would say the potential for that is great and grave, and you should stay away from this environment".

He also disputed Bob Woodward's claim in new book, "Fear: Trump in the White House", that former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn removed a document from Trump's desk that would have withdrawn USA from the South Korea Free Trade Agreement.

Some pundits are now beginning to wonder if Democrats have a narrow path to victory in the Senate as well.

Mulvaney made his comments, according to the Times, at a meeting with party donors alongside Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.

"Republicans are doing really well with the Senate Midterms".

"We fully recognise what is happening". "Election night will be very interesting indeed!"

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