The paperwork was filed with the FEC Wednesday. While Trump has dominated the media with his boastful claims, Pence has been on the campaign trail. The money could be used to cover Pence's travel costs nationwide to campaign on behalf of GOP political candidates. "Don't read into 2020 as anything other than his running for re-election as vice president in 2020 and supporting other candidates", the source said.
An administration official said Thursday that Pence knew nothing about Flynn's activities at the time and referred to the vice president's comments in a Fox News interview in March in which Pence said, "Hearing that story today was the first I heard of it".
The New York Times reported late Wednesday that "Flynn told President Trump's transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a paid lobbyist for Turkey during the campaign, according to two people familiar with the case".
Mr. Pence has stood by the President on all controversial decisions, including the firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief James Comey, but he still enjoys the confidence of party colleagues and the policy establishment. He spoke to the US Chamber of Commerce as well on Thursday in Washington. But just how well do Pence's chances of assuming the presidency stack up, and how do they compare historically?
"We need leaders who have physical and mental courage on the battlefield, of course, but also the courage to speak their minds and offer respectful and candid feedback to their superiors". Additionally, talk of impeaching Trump, or using the 25th Amendment to remove him, ignores Pence's precarious position in several of the scandals.
The PAC does not mean the vice president is planning any separate run of his own. Sheila Krumholz, executive director of the Center for Responsible Politics, told Bloomberg News that the move is so unusual that it raises curiosity. Pence reiterated those claims to reporters, saying again and again that the decision came only after Trump chose to "accept" and "support" Rosenstein's recommendations.
The White House denies this. They stuck with him as he mocked the disabled, belittled women, insulted Hispanics, libeled Mexicans and promiscuously promised the impossible and ridiculous - all that "Day One" nonsense like how the wall would be built and Mexico would pay for it....
To figure that out, we'd first have to understand the context in which the vice president would take office.
Republicans in Washington must respond to Trump's scandals with deliberate, measured caution.
Trump's policies have already set in motion damage to the health of women worldwide - and those who think his potential impeachment would undo that are nearly certainly wrong. Chatter on Twitter show people have mixed feelings about the former IN governor who is seen as tempered and measured but too conservative for liberals.
While 48 percent of Americans are in favor of impeachment, Pence looked to his own political future.
Most presidencies do not end ahead of schedule, but presidents do die and leave office for other reasons, and the prospect of a vice president becoming president is hardly an academic one: It has happened nine times in American history.