Pence and Buttigieg "worked very closely together when I (Indianas) was governor, and I considered him a friend," Pence said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Dana Bash. "And he knows I have no problem with him."
When Bash asked Pence if he agreed with Buttigieg's claim that God made him gay, Pence replied, "We all have our own religious beliefs my beliefs.
"I hope that Pete offers more to the American people than attacks on my Christian faith or attacks on the President when seeking the highest office in the country," Pence said, adding, "He would think well the Importance of Respecting the Religious Freedom of All Americans. "
In the sweeping interview aired on CNN's" New Day "on Friday, Pence also commented on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday morning and the ongoing one Controversy over US Attorney William Barr's handling of the Mueller report.
When impressed on Buttigieg's remarks, Pence said, "I think Pete is on First Amendment. All of us This country has the right to our religious beliefs. I am a Bible believing Christian. "
Asked if this includes the belief that being gay is a sin, Pence reiterated," I am a Bible-believing Christian. I draw my truth from God's word. "
Wants justice for Assange
"The Department of Justice is now seeking extradition, and we seek He will bring Julian Assange to justice," because he was "involved in one of the biggest compromises of classified information in American history," Pence said. He added that the government is working with former US intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.
"I think the President always, like you and the media, always welcome information," said the Vice President at no time was a confirmation of an organization that we know that they are in the dissemination of classified information by the United States was involved in America. "
Manning was convicted in 2013 after he sealed WikiLeaks and Trump told a campaign rally in 2016," I love WikiLeaks, "after the hacker website released stolen e-mails from Democratic National Committee staff.
Concern over Mueller's report 
House was "not at all worried, not in the least" that politically damaging information contained in the report of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller could be added to the Barr in the coming days
"Just as the attorney general does his job, and the report is made available to Congress and the American people in an appropriate form that takes into account confidential information. We welcome that, "he said.
Pence declined to publicly release the underlying evidence that is central to the Mueller report, to take appropriate precautions.
" The American people always have a right to To know the facts, but in this case, it is important that we protect the confidentiality of the grand jury. There are very specific rules for the protection of individuals while the particular lawyer took care of his affairs, "said Pence.
The American people provided the information to see that the conclusions of the report were unambiguous – it There were no collusion, no obstacles, "Pence added to the Trump campaign and Russia, although several members of the presidential team had contact with the Russians and later lied about them.
Barr also told legislators in the letter that Müller did not come to a conclusion as to whether Trump had obstructed the judiciary and he Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein concluded that the evidence was insufficient to prove that the president had done this.