It is looking more and more like Trump is out and Pence is in. Let’s just get this painful episode of American history over with, fast. I don’t like Pence, but Trump is just a crook, plain and simple.

Vice President Mike Pence appears to be distancing himself from the president as Donald Trump’s allies seemingly become further mired in the Russia investigation.

Pence, who started a political action committee in May with the help of his former campaign chairman, Nick Ayers, on Tuesday released a statement that has added to speculation that the former Indiana governor could be breaking away from Trump.

As news emerged that Trump’s son Donald Jr. had been promised damaging information on Hillary Clinton ahead of a meeting with Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, Pence’s press secretary, Marc Lotter, said in a statement shared on social media: “The vice president is working hard every day to advance the president’s agenda.”