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Pence talks regularly to Biden, Cheney: report

Pence talks regularly to Biden, Cheney: report
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Vice President Pence regularly speaks with former Vice Presidents Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenElection Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Pollsters: White college-educated women to decide if Dems capture House Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight MORE and Dick Cheney to exchange ideas and advice, sources close to the former vice presidents tell NBC News.

According to the NBC report, Pence speaks with Biden over the phone at least once a month, and has spoken with Cheney over the phone and at meetings in the White House. Pence and the past vice presidents reportedly discuss a number of issues including foreign and domestic policy, as well as what it looks like to serve as the vice president.

The regular conversations serve as a stark contrast to President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Arpaio files libel suit against New York Times IMF's Christine Lagarde delays trip to Middle East MORE, who has not spoken with former President Obama since early this year, according to NBC News.

Pence has expressed his admiration for former Vice President Cheney in the past, saying last year that he views Cheney as a role model. 
 
"I frankly hold Dick Cheney in really high regard in his role as vice president and as an American," Pence said in September of 2016.

Pence said the quality he admires most in a vice president is the ability to take the vision of the president and "champion that on Capitol Hill."

"And I would hope that my relationships over my 12 years in Congress and my four years here as governor of Indiana would help carry Donald Trump's vision to make America great again to people who would be crafting the legislation to put that into practice," he said at the time.

Biden and Pence met last year shortly after the election, with Biden giving Pence a tour of the Naval Observatory, the vice president's residence. 

Biden said at the time he was "confident" he’s leaving the vice presidency in "good hands" with Pence