VP Pence hires outside legal counsel

VP Pence hires outside legal counsel

VP Pence hires outside legal counsel

Pence, who will be joined by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is expected to speak around noon at the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America - an event taking place on the campus of Florida International University. "I can confirm that the vice president has retained Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods to assist him in responding to inquiries by the special counsel", Agen said in a statement.

That's according to a statement from Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen.

Less than a month after President Trump hired an outside lawyer to deal with inquiries related to the Russian Federation investigations, Vice President Mike Pence has followed suit. They declined to say what had sparked Pence's decision to hire an outside lawyer and referred all questions concerning the Russian Federation investigation to Cullen's office.

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Richard previously served as Virginia attorney general and USA attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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Pence's visit comes the morning after President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made a similar trip to MedStar Hospital.

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Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. He delivered an on-camera statement sharply criticizing James Comey after the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

On Wednesday, it was reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking at whether the President attempted to obstruct justice. Cullen and Comey used to work together at McGuireWoods.

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