Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel for Russia probe

Vice President Mike Pence and Rep. Kristi Noem 6/13/17

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.

Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen confirmed the hire and said the Vice President wants a "swift" resolution.

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

Vice President Pence has lawyered up.

Vice President Pence on Thursday visited House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) in a Washington hospital, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound.


Pence announced his travel plans Thursday as he spoke at a conference in Miami focused on Central America.

Cullen is no stranger to high-profile federal investigations.

Pence's announcement comes one day after the Washington Post reported that Mueller is investigating President Donald Trump for possible obstruction of justice - an investigation triggered by Trump's shock decision to fire former FBI director James Comey. As head of the Trump campaign's transition committee, he was involved in the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

Scrutiny of the president's actions has intensified since he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last month.

On Wednesday, it was reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking at whether the President attempted to obstruct justice.

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