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VP Pence hires outside legal counsel

16 June 2017, 03:58 | Cynthia Sparks

VP Pence hires outside legal counsel

Colombia’s Minister of Finance Mauricio Cardenas speaks during the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America Thursday

Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help him navigate the investigations into possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, according a new report.

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

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

Vice President Pence has lawyered up.

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. His official biography from McGuireWoods lists, in addition to his time at the Justice Department, his experience working for former Sen.


In May, President Donald Trump hired lawyer Marc Kasowitz, who represented the Trump campaign last year and previously represented Trump personally, to serve as his attorney for investigation-related issues. He has represented Trump for years in civil matters, including a libel suit against a Trump biographer that was dismissed. He also has represented banks owned in part by the Russian government.

Pence praised Trump's "decisive and strong leadership" when he fired Comey in early May.

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Central and South America in August.

The news of Cullen's hiring was first reported by the Washington Post.



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