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Pence hires veteran Washington lawyer to handle Russian Federation probe

19 June 2017

Vice President Mike Pence has retained outside counsel, his office confirmed, as scrutiny of the White House intensifies. Those policies, relations with Cuba, investigations into any collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign and Pence hiring outside counsel are grabbing headlines in what some call a contentious political climate. He also was part of George W. Bush's legal team for the vote recount in Florida during the 2000 presidential election.

With the special counsel investigation and congressional inquiries into Russia's involvement in the 2016 election beginning, everyone is looking for ways to protect themselves. He also represented Sepp Blatter, the disgraced president of soccer's worldwide governing body, who was removed from his post after a notorious global corruption case in 2015.

Why is President Trump reportedly being investigated?

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In public, Vice President Mike Pence has been among Donald Trump's most unwavering, faithful defenders, offering reliably ingenuous support of the president in his pan-Midwestern monotone. Pence interviewed several lawyers before selecting Cullen, who is based in Richmond.

"A flourishing economy gives people a reason, a reason to put down roots in the land of their birth and to grow rather than fleeing to the north", Pence said.

Two Washington campaign finance lawyers said the rules offer leeway when hiring outside legal representation.

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Yesterday, Mueller citing reports from Washington Post, is now looking into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Trump has railed against the investigation since it began, repeatedly describing it as a witch hunt.

Putin also echoed Trump's criticism of Comey, saying it was " very strange" for a former Federal Bureau of Investigation chief to leak details of his conversations with the US president to the media through a friend. "I think the allegations are sufficiently tied to campaign-related matters that campaign funds would be appropriate", he said. "What happens in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala directly affects the security and economic interests of the United States and other countries in the region", he said. Even Republicans don't believe that Trump will survive the Russian Federation scandal, which should give Democrats a moment of pause.

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Pence hires veteran Washington lawyer to handle Russian Federation probe