The vice president of the USA UU., Mike Pence, says he would agree to undergo a lie detector test "in the blink of an eye" to prove he is not the author of an anti-Trump opinion piece in the New York Times.
A senior assistant to Pence has already said that the vice president did not write the anonymous piece that criticizes the leadership of President Donald Trump.
Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky said Trump would be justified in using lie detectors to discover the anonymous essay writer. Trump has not said if he would go that far, but Pence says he is willing.
Pence said during a taped Fox News Sunday interview: "I agree to take it in the blink of an eye and I would submit to any review that the administration would like to do."
Pence added that he does not know the identity of the author, but he repeated that the individual should resign.
He also said he was "100 percent sure" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous column.
Pence told the Sunday edition of CBS's Face the Nation that he has not polled employees about the opinion article because "I know them. I know their character."
The vice president said his assistants were as dedicated as he was to advancing Trump's agenda.
Pence also says that special advisor Robert Mueller had not asked for an interview as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He said he was willing to sit with Mueller if asked.