Vice President Pence hires private attorney amid Russian Federation collusion probes

Posted June 16, 2017

Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation.

Pence's office confirmed Thursday that he retained Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods LLP, to assist him in responding to inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Cullen also served as the attorney general of Virginia and as a US attorney under President George H.W. Bush. "The vice president is focused entirely on his duties ... and looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter", Agen said.

Vice President Mike Pence is stopping into Miami Thursday to talk about Central America's future.

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.

A final decision was made to hire Cullen earlier this week.

The news of Cullen's hiring was first reported by the Washington Post. Paul Trible, a member of the Senate committee that investigated the Iran-Contra scandal, and his work for Rep. M. Caldwell Butler, a key Republican vote on the House Judiciary Committee who voted in favor of impeaching Richard Nixon during Watergate.

President Donald Trump last month named Marc Kasowitz, a New York-based trial lawyer, as his private attorney for the Russian Federation investigation.