Published: Fri, June 16, 2017
National | By Miranda Cannon

Vice President Mike Pence Retains Outside Counsel in Russia Investigation

Vice President Mike Pence Retains Outside Counsel in Russia Investigation

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

Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation. Cullen also previously served as Virginia's Attorney General in the late 1990s.

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

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

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Cullen is no stranger to high-profile federal investigations.

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. The law firm referred questions back to the vice president's office.

On Wednesday, it was reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking at whether the President attempted to obstruct justice. As head of the Trump campaign's transition committee, he was involved in the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

According to his McGuireWoods bio page, Cullen is "frequently called on to conduct confidential internal investigations to assist corporations in assessing the risk of criminal prosecution or regulatory enforcement".

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