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Mike Pence hires his own lawyer to navigate Trump's Russian Federation investigation

Mike Pence hires his own lawyer to navigate Trump's Russian Federation investigation

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 wrote.

Pence also thanked doctors and staff at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center, his spokesman said.

Cullen - who has experience litigating the Iran-Contra investigation, Watergate and the 2000 vote recount in Florida - is a former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.

A final decision was made to hire Cullen earlier this week. The law firm referred questions back to the vice president's office.

It appears that decision may have played a large role in triggering special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump for possible obstruction of justice, as the Washington Post reported Wednesday night.

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller has been on the job for nearly a month and already Vice President Mike Pence is getting his own lawyer. He launched into a new Twitter tirade against it Thursday morning, calling it "phony" and the "single greatest with hunt in American political history". Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe.


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