Pence earned about $110000 in 2016 as governor of Indiana

Pence earned about $110000 in 2016 as governor of Indiana

There is no doubt that Pence has benefitted from his ties to Trump, which has landed him the vice-presidential gig, but could those same ties sink his aspirations?

Rather, it was that Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, Trump's national security adviser, was a current military officer when he stood before the American public and aggressively defended a president during a political crisis - and that he leaned on his creditably as a military general to do so. As VP, it was Mr. Pence who soothed the frayed nerves of allies in Europe and Asia, assuring them that the administration is committed to them, despite Mr. Trump's rhetoric against "free riding" partners. "There's a pattern as it relates to the Flynn situation - vis a vis Pence - that he was never, either intentionally or unintentionally, made aware of the facts", the source said. In March, when Fox News asked Pence about Flynn having to register as a foreign agent, Pence said he was hearing the story for the first time.

'They should save their credibility, instead of behaving exactly like the Democrats they've pilloried for eight years, ' Erickson added.

Mr Trump on Thursday also denied ever asking Mr Comey to shut down the FBI's investigation into his former national security adviser, Mike Flynn. How was he to know that the candidate who invited Russian Federation to hack his opponent and joked about groping women would get into so much trouble as president?

During his 13-minute remarks, Pence made no explicit mention of flaring controversies, including those related to Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, reports of his sharing highly classified material with Russian officials or the appointment of a special counsel to probe Russian meddling in the US election.

The President himself contradicted that reasoning just a day later in an interview with NBC News. "Pence is just as complicit in this scandal as every other Republican in Washington, and despite his best efforts to fly under the radar, he should expect the country to hold him accountable".

Pence has staunchly and publicly backed Trump throughout each of the controversies that have plagued the White House for the last four months, but conservatives are starting to wonder if the 57-year-old could move ahead in the coming months and even comparing Trump to disgraced President Richard Nixon. "It will always be awkward", Schlapp said.

"With all of the illegal acts that took place in the Clinton campaign & Obama Administration, there was never a special councel appointed!" the president tweeted at about 7:40 a.m.

In his filing Monday, Pence reported between $105,000 and $295,000 in student loan debt for his children. Here in IN, the Republicans we've sent to represent us in Congress are all doing their best imitation of Pence's "bobblehead".

Talk of Pence to become president has been around for as long as Trump has been in office.

Given Pence's previous record on women's health issues, the fight to save funding for Planned Parenthood and to protect a woman's right to choose may get even harder under a Pence presidency.

"The Vice President is playing a leading role in passing legislation on the Hill". His staff said that he was working on a series of speeches; Pence is set to deliver the commencement address at Notre Dame on Sunday.

"Republicans who are reflexively defending the self-inflicted wounds of this president have no need for him with Mike Pence in the wings", Erick Erickson wrote Wednesday on his conservative blog, The Resurgent.