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What we're watching: Pence, Conway react to NYT op-ed on Sunday shows

VP Mike Pence on Fox News Sunday
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The fallout from last week's anonymous New York Times op-ed continued Sunday with administration officials and lawmakers taking to the morning news shows to offer their reactions.

The big picture: Among loyal members of the Trump administration, the message was clear: The author of the op-ed is a coward who could pose a threat to national security and should resign. Trump critics, meanwhile, are largely of the opinion that the op-ed shines a truthful light on the dysfunction of the White House — and that the idea that top officials would even consider invoking the 25th Amendment is extremely troubling.

Go deeper: The Trump officials who've denied writing the NYT op-ed

Mike Pence, Kirstjen Nielsen, Jeff Sessions, Jim Mattis, Mike Pompeo. Photos from Getty Images: Kevin Hagen, Olivier Douliery, Alex Wong, Saul Loeb, Nicholas Kamm.

Washington has launched a massive "whodunnit" search to identify the anonymous senior White House administration official who wrote the scathing New York Times op-ed trashing President Trump.

The big picture: Scores of high-ranking officials from Vice President Mike Pence to Defense Secretary James Mattis are denying their involvement. Meanwhile, President Trump is calling on the Times to turn over the author.