It was Trump who wanted Flynn to have a position in his administration, but the source - who some speculated might be might Pence - made it clear that no one is faulting the president. While Presidents usually support PACs to raise funds, VPs associate with the party national committee to raise funds for candidates.
Pence reported earning about $110,000 previous year, entirely from his salary as governor of Indiana.
"The idea for Republicans was that Pence is over there, Pence can be our liaison, Pence can help advance the agenda - a lot of chips were piled up on Pence as being the guarantor of the agenda and the guarantor of stability", said David Axelrod, who was a top adviser to former President Barack Obama. The money could be used to cover Pence's travel costs nationwide to campaign on behalf of GOP political candidates. "From Capitol Hill to K Street, the notion that many Republicans prefer Pence to Trump in the Oval Office is perhaps the worst-kept secret in Washington". Ayers said campaign finance lawyers had recommended that this was the best way for Pence to shift assets from his state campaigns into a federal account. If the 2018 midterm elections hadn't already taken place by the time he took the oath of office, they'd be poised to be not just a wave but a tsunami, with every Republican member of Congress threatened by their connection to the disgraced Trump. Now the notion that Flynn lied to Pence is accepted as fact, since both men say that Pence was misled by Flynn. 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.
The official disclosed Trump's plans to The Associated Press on Monday, after Vice President Pence filed his own financial disclosure for a year ago with the Office of Government Ethics. The appointment of a special counsel to probe ties between Russian Federation and Trump's campaign and associates has turned up the heat for everyone in Trump's orbit.
"It seems like very weird timing", said one Republican consultant who discussed the matter on the condition of anonymity. "And he's blithely complicit in abetting Bannon's deliberate dissolution of our democracy", Whedon said in an email to BuzzFeed News.
He was firmly in charge, yet it's not the first time Pence has claimed to have been unaware of crucial information that surfaced during the transition period.
The issue with that statement, of course, is that Pence was the head of the transition team.
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. Unlike Trump, Pence worked in politics for decades before taking on his White House role.
To figure that out, we'd first have to understand the context in which the vice president would take office.
'While Pence clearly has more self-control and self-awareness than Trump, that's exactly what makes him more unsafe, ' Brown wrote.
Great America Committee could be opening itself up to scrutiny if its activities are viewed as a way to sidestep contribution limits and essentially allow the Trump team to double dip from the same pool of donors.
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