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Mike Pence calls for author of anonymous NYT op-ed to resign

Mike Pence calls for author of anonymous NYT op-ed to resign”

Some Democrats, meanwhile, argued that the op-ed and Trump's response to it are proof that he is not fit to serve.

Pence was echoed by Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, speaking on CNN's State of the Union as the hunt for the author continued.

The vice president says his aides are as dedicated as he is to advancing Trump's agenda.

The piece, in the New York Times, said that Mr Trump's "erratic behaviour would be more concerning if it weren't for unsung heroes in and around the White House".

A bombshell newspaper essay which detailed efforts to sideline Donald Trump from government was "just an obvious attempt to distract attention from this booming economy and [the president's] record of success", Vice-President Mike Pence has said.

In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS' "Face the Nation," Pence said that he has "fully cooperated" with Mueller's team over the past year and would be "more than willing to continue to provide any and all support" to aid the investigation. I know their character.

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".

"I know their dedication and I am absolutely confident that no one on the Vice-President's staff had anything to do with this."
"Anybody who would do this, you don't know what else they're saying".

"I truly believe that whoever penned this opinion editorial should do the honorable thing and resign", he said.

BRENNAN: And you'd be willing to sit with him if he were to ask?

Omarosa isn't the only person connected to the Trump White House who thinks the mystery writer may be Pence.

Pence also spoke to Fox News Sunday.

Neither Pence nor Conway answered directly when asked if Sessions should treat Trump's comments as an order. "But he makes the decisions, and that's why we've made the progress we've made".

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

He cited national security concerns as grounds for what would amount to an extraordinary criminal probe, should Attorney-General Jeff Sessions decide to pursue one.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Sen.



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