Vice President Mike Pence said he was never part of discussions to remove President Trump from office and would take a lie-detector test "in a heartbeat" to prove that he was not the author of last week's anonymous New York Times op-ed, who claimed to be part of a resistance movement within the Trump administration.
On an unrelated matter, Pence said on CBS that he has not been called for an interview by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible coordination between Russia and Trump's Republican presidential campaign as well as Russian interference in the 2016 US election.
Pence, who some had initiallyspeculated could have been behind the anonymous op-ed, decried the Times piece as a "disgrace" Sunday and said he was "100% confident" no one on his vice presidential staff was behind the article. Both also said they had no idea who wrote the piece; Trump has said he can name up to five people who could have written it. We have outside counsel that will advise me accordingly, but I just have to tell you, Margaret, it's just not been my focus - and it's not the president's focus.
He added: "It's all an effort to distract attention from this booming economy and from the president's record of success".
Pence was echoed by Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, speaking on CNN'sState of the Union as the hunt for the author continued.
But he said: "I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do". But he declined to say whether he believes all top officials should be made to do the same, saying it was a decision for Trump to make.
Giuliani: Trump will not answer obstruction questions
If the probe ends without a criminal prosecution of Trump, Hamilton says, there will be many Democrats who will be disappointed. Mueller's probe, which has come to be known as "Russiagate", has been around nearly as long as Trump has been president.
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.
Pence called the New York Timesop-ed an "assault on our democracy", urging the author to "do the honorable thing, step forward and resign". Eventually, they confess to the wrong person: 'Shh. 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.
"Does this president not understand that the Justice Department is not a tool of his own personal power?" Sen.
"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.
Of course, it bears noting that many politicians - especially those as senior as Mike Pence - have writers working for them and often publish or speak someone else's words.
Downing Street responded by pointing out Mr Johnson resigned because of Chequers and said there was "new ideas" to respond to. Conservative lawmaker Tom Tugendhat said he was offended by Johnson's use of the term "suicide vest".
Jenkins stood with teammates while Bennett wandered behind them near the Eagles bench and adjusted his equipment. With 7:41 remaining in the third quarter and the Eagles trailing 6-3, they were in need of a jump-start.
However, she dismissed the suggestion that the White House would issue a list of specific claims that are inaccurate in the book. Similarly, The New York Times op-ed prompted a parade of statements from top administration officials denying responsibility.
Toomer, a fifth-year player, was signed by the Packers was last week after being cut by the San Francisco 49ers. Two of Chicago's other defensive regulars could be limited in some fashion against Green Bay.
Police identified the officer as Amber Guyger , a four-year veteran of the department assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. Renee Hall said the day after the shooting that her department was seeking manslaughter charges against Guyger.
The hurricane center said the storm is expected to strengthen and speed up as it approaches the Carolina coast in the coming days. The hurricane's impacts could range from a strong storm surge to flooding from torrential rainfall and hurricane-force winds.
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Manchester United have relaunched their bid to sign Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos this summer. Speaking earlier this week, Pogba said: "We have a pure coach-player relationship, that's right".
Average hourly wages are now 2.9 percent above where they were a year earlier, the fastest year-over-year gain in eight years. Wages picked up in August, with the annual wage growth increase moving up to 2.9 percent from August's 2.7 percent.
The family were discovered at a Bedford property on Sunday morning after a man in his 20s visited a regional WA police station. In July, Kiwi mum Michelle Peterson, 48, and her children Bella, 15 and Rua, 8, were killed in the suburb of Ellenbrook .
But 14-time major champion Woods praised Nike for making Kaepernick as the face of its 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign . Sales increased 31 percent from Sunday through Tuesday of this week, according to research firm Edison Trends .
The top 30 players in the season-long standings after the BMW advance to the season-ending Tour Championship in two weeks. Four golfers are tied for the third place, they are Keegan Bradley, Alexander Noren, Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama .
Power restored at 1.4 million households in Hokkaido
In the regional capital, Sapporo, lights and water were restored to many areas a day after the entire island saw power cut off. Typhoon Jebi , which made landfall on Tuesday in the Kansai region, left at least 11 dead and 600 injured.
Trump fires back at Apple: Make your products in US
Then he added: "I hate to say this, but behind that there is another $267bn ready to go on short notice if I want. It brought in about $6.1 billion in revenue previous year , according to an estimate from analyst firm Bernstein.
Hamilton forecast calls for heavy rain starting Sunday
Expect heavy rain and storms to ramp up with some stronger storms on the table Sunday afternoon, especially in eastern Kentucky. We have avoided significant rainfall for most of the area so far this month but that changes quickly starting this evening.
Osaka makes history amid extraordinary Serena umpire row
Open final Saturday in a match that left victor Naomi Osaka in tears and is still inspiring reflection and criticism a day later. They came to life again as Williams gained her first break chance, which Osaka saved with a 117 miles per hour service victor .