Gabriel Sherman writes Wednesday at Vanity Fair that “they’re freaking out” at the White House as the Robert Mueller investigation nears its endgame (maybe) and President Trump is having meetings to determine whether or not Vice President Mike Pence should be jettisoned from the ticket in 2020.

Sherman writes:

But the ominous signs of Mueller’s progress have not completely overwhelmed other subplots. On Monday, Trump hosted a 2020 strategy meeting with a group of advisers. Among the topics discussed was whether Mike Pence should remain on the ticket, given the hurricane-force political headwinds Trump will face, as demonstrated by the midterms, a source briefed on the session told me. “They’re beginning to think about whether Mike Pence should be running again,” the source said, adding that the advisers presented Trump with new polling that shows Pence doesn’t expand Trump’s coalition. “He doesn’t detract from it, but he doesn’t add anything either,” the source said.

We should know soon if that source briefed on the session was legit.


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