I'm 100 percent confident that no one on the vice president's staff was involved in this anonymous editorial.
Pence said those accomplishments are possible "because we have a president of nearly boundless energy who comes in every day, regardless of what's happening in the Washington media culture, and says, 'What are we doing today to deliver for the American people?'" Pence vowed that his aides are as dedicated as he is to advancing Trump's agenda. "Given our current context, that could lead to a shield for President Trump from accountability by the special counsel's investigation and that's something that I tried to make the real focus of my questioning of Judge Kavanaugh".
The vice president declined to speculate on whether someone had purposely inserted the word "lodestar" into the New York Times op-ed to set him up, telling Wallace simply, "I wouldn't know". "I know their dedication, and I am absolutely confident that no one on the vice president's staff had anything to do with this", he said.
She said that if people in the administration did not believe in the president's leadership and agenda, they should resign.
The op-ed's release was followed by a slew of denials by top Washington officials, including Vice President Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceSunday shows preview: White House officials on offensive in wake of anonymous NY Times op-ed Pressure on Myanmar must continue following show trial of journalists A for effort, F for execution: Grading the NYT op-ed MORE and White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE.
Mr Trump, meanwhile, has denounced the Times opinion piece as "gutless" and its publication as a "disgrace" bordering on treason.
Vice President Mike Pence says he has "never" been part of a conversation about invoking the 25th Amendment to potentially remove President Trump from office - a subject mentioned in a recent op-ed by an anonymous administration official.
But he said: "I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do".
Both Pence and Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Trump, pushed back during separate television appearances Sunday on the portrayals of Trump as anything but a thoughtful leader.
"What I see is a tough leader, a demanding leader, someone who gets all the options on the table", Pence said on Fox News. I mean, the reason why we're making the progress we're making all across this country - rebuilding our military, restoring American strength in the world, seeing the opportunity for peace emerge on the Korean Peninsula - we're hearing, we're expecting a letter as we speak from Kim Jong Un communicating again, as he did last week, his reaffirmation of his commitment to denuclearization. He cited national security concerns for what would amount to an extraordinary criminal probe should Attorney General Jeff Sessions decide to pursue one.
While Pence didn't specify if he had specifically asked members of his staff if they penned the piece, he said he didn't think he had to.
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