Home Search The American Presidency Project
John Woolley and Gerhard Peters Home Data Documents Elections Media Links
• Public Papers of the Presidents
• State of the Union
Addresses & Messages
• Inaugural Addresses
• Farewell Addresses
• Weekly Addresses
• Fireside Chats
• News Conferences
• Executive Orders
• Proclamations
• Signing Statements
• Press Briefings
• Statements of
 Administration Policy
• Economic Report of the President
• Debates
• Convention Speeches
• Party Platforms
• 2016 Election Documents
• 2012 Election Documents
• 2008 Election Documents
• 2004 Election Documents
• 1996 Election Documents
• 1968 Election Documents
• 1960 Election Documents
• 2017 Transition
• 2009 Transition
• 2001 Transition
• White House Media Pool Reports
Data Index
Audio/Video Index
Election Index
Florida 2000
Presidential Libraries
VPOTUS Pool Report #5 -- Pence/Ryan gaggle
Glenn Thrush • The New York Times
March 3, 2017: 01:50 PM

Pool escorted into back of O'Riley and Conway's Irish Pub, where Pence and Ryan were having lunch (meatless Friday for Ryan, so he was having the fried fish).

After some Ryan banter with the pool about the pub, which has been a family favorite for generations, Pence approached pool for a quick Q-and-A (forgive typos -- pooler transcribed quickly):

On Indianapolis Star story about his use of private email account to conduct some state business as governor of Indiana:

"I'm very confident we are in full compliance with all of Indiana's laws. And in my service as vice-president I will continue that practice."

On whether he now had more sympathy for Hillary Clinton on emails:

"There's no comparison whatsoever between Hillary Clinton's practice -- having a private server, misusing classified information, destroying emails when they were requested by the congress. We have fully complied with Indiana's laws we had outside counsel review all of my previous email records to identify any that ever mentioned or referenced state business."

On whether he knew if Jeff Sessions had talked to the Russians -- or thought Sessions was being untruthful in his confirmation hearings:

"No, I was not aware of Jeff Session' meeting or did I expect to have been. The president and I have full confidence in the attorney general. He is a man of integrity. As the president said he could have answered the question more clearly and he corrected the record appropriately."

On ACA repeal and replace:

"In the matter of days we expect to see a very brisk pace of legislative activity..."

© 1999-2017 - Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley - The American Presidency Project ™
Locations of visitors to this page