Vice President Pence Stops Into Miami To Talk Central America

Violet Tucker
June 16, 2017

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

That's according to a statement from Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen.

US Vice President Mike Pence has hired a personal lawyer to deal with requests from the special counsel investigating possible collusion with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, a top aide has said.

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.

Aides said the vice president had considered several candidates before settling on Cullen and made his final decision earlier this week. Richard Cullen has a long record as a high-profile attorney in Washington, particularly in Republican circles.

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Cullen served as a USA attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia before becoming the chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm.

In May, President Donald Trump hired lawyer Marc Kasowitz, who represented the Trump campaign a year ago 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.

Mueller and congressional committees are investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible connections with Trump's campaign.

Comey testified last week that the President demanded loyalty and pressed him to drop a probe into disgraced ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.

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

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