US Vice-President Mike Pence hires counsel to deal with Russian Federation probe inquiries
Jun 16, 2017, 03:59
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.
Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen confirmed the hire and said the Vice President wants a "swift" resolution.
The White House says Pence will travel from August 13 to August 17.
Vice President Mike Pence has retained the services of attorney Richard Cullen to represent him in legal matters related to the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The Washington Post was the first to report the news Thursday, noting that Pence had hired former Virginia attorney general Richard Cullen to represent him.
Cullen also served as special counsel to U.S. Senator Paul Trible (R-VA) during the Iran-Contra investigation and was on the staff of Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (R-VA) during the Watergate investigation.
Cullen served as a US attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia before becoming the chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm. The law firm referred questions back to the vice president's office.
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