Mike Pence: I'll Take a Polygraph Test 'in a Heartbeat'

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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.

Pence also attacked the author of the op-ed and the New York Times: "I think the author of the anonymous editorial, and frankly the New York Times, should be ashamed".

Pence went on to say he didn't explicitly ask any members of his staff if they were involved in the op-ed, but added he didn't feel the need to.

"To have someone who literally celebrates coming in every day to frustrate the agenda that the president and I were elected to advance, it really is an assault on our democracy and it should be universally condemned", he said. "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". Pence asked host Margaret Brennan. I know their character.

"I know them", he explained.

Woodward has said he stands by his reporting. The book, Fear: Trump in the White House, is scheduled to be formally released this week, all but ensuring that the debate over Mr Trump's leadership ability and style will extend into a second straight week.

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After the publication of the op-ed earlier this week, Trump questioned whether the New York Times was guilty of treason and called for the paper to turn the source over to the White House. Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky has said Trump would be justified in using lie detectors to ferret out the anonymous essay writer.

The full interview will air Sunday on Face the Nation.

"The clue is in the op-ed of when it says, 'no matter how this will end, ' meaning that they're anticipating it may end impeachment, it may end in him not being reelected, but it gives clues in that particular line for me."

Watch more from Napolitano above, and see Pence on "Fox News Sunday" below. 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.

Appearing on Fox News Sunday, Sen. "I think the president's concern is that this individual may have responsibilities in the area of national security".

Vice President Mike Pence said he is "more than willing" to sit down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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