Mike Pence hired former Attorney General to represent him in Russian Federation investigation
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 19, 2017,
Jun 19, 2017, 3:33
According to CNN, a Pence adviser says his legal fees will be paid through "non-taxpayer funds", but did not further elaborate.
Cullen has connections to fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, a lawyer who once worked at McGuireWoods, report the New York Times, the Am Law Daily (sub. req.) and the Washington Post in stories here and here. He was on President George W. Bush's legal team for the 2000 election recount in Florida. Pence is claiming that it's "very routine".
The vice president's decision to enlist outside legal counsel marks the most recent in a flurry of moves by the Trump administration to combat investigations into Russian meddling with the election. He also has represented banks owned in part by the Russian government.
In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump called the Post's report "phony". Every time his opponent, vice-presidential candidate Tim Kaine, brought up a statement by Trump-a public, documented statement, the veracity of which Americans could easily validate-Pence did not embellish. Cullen referred questions to the vice president's office.
Vice President Mike Pence told leaders of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador that the USA shares their goal of improving their economies, which coincides with a Trump agenda that includes stronger border enforcement and less illegal immigration.
Examining the possibility of obstruction charges will allow investigators to interview key administration figures including Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and possibly Trump himself, said the source familiar with the Mueller investigation.
Vice President Pence has lawyered up.
Trump ultimately fired Flynn for misleading the vice president. "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.
Since there is no way to find traces of a "collusion" between the Trump environment and Russia, the democratic opposition and the U.S. media close to it have recently begun to assert that the president and his aides tried to cover up traces of contacts with Russians and thereby prevented the administration of justice.
"I believe so", she said, later adding: "I haven't had a specific conversation about that, but I think if he didn't, he would probably have intentions to make a change, and he certainly doesn't".