Vice President Pence's aides are anxious that Pence be summoned for an interview with special adviser Robert Mueller, CNN reported on Tuesday.
Those close to Pence's office told CNN that since former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and Pence, they will open the door for Mueller to question Pence.
Pence knew that Flynn had contacted Russia, but he did not know that the two had discussed the Russian sanctions, said network transition officials. Pence was leading Trump's transition when Flynn called on the then Russian ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, to discuss the sanctions implemented against Russia by the United States. A person close to Pence told CNN that his aides are "getting ready" for an interview with Mueller.
"Presiding over the transition would make it possible regardless of who it was," said the person.
Pence's office denied that they are preparing for a possible interview with Mueller.
"Nothing could be further from the truth, the vice president is focused on approving the largest tax reduction in American history," Pence spokeswoman Alyssa Farah told CNN.
Court documents revealed that many other Trump senior transition officials knew of Flynn's conversation with Kislyak, according to CNN. Defense attorney Don McGahn told Trump that he believed Flynn had lied to Pence and the FBI in January, 18 days before Flynn was fired.
Flynn pleaded guilty last week to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials. with Mueller's research on the links between the Trump campaign and Russia.