Mike Pence hired former Attorney General to represent him in Russian Federation investigation

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Vice President Mike Pence has hired Richmond-based private attorney Richard Cullen to assist with congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, the Washington Post reports.

As the office of the VP announced on Thursday, Richard Cullen, a lawyer from Richmond, Virginia, who heads the law firm McGuire Woods, was entrusted to represent his interests.

Now, as pressure on Pence continues to build - notably, members of Trump's transition team, which was led by Pence, were ordered to preserve documents related to the Russian Federation investigation just yesterday - he's headed to his home state of IN to raise money for the PAC.

Pence communications director Jarrod Agen confirmed Thursday that Pence hired Richard Cullen, former us attorney who is chairman of McGuire Woods, a Washington-based law firm.

Others include former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and adviser Carter Page. O'Sullivan called this a "white-collar rule of thumb", but said many public officials are reluctant to invoke the Fifth because they believe that doing so implies guilt.

An examination of possible obstruction of justice charges was "unavoidable" given testimony by Comey, although the issue may not become the main focus of the probe, the source said. Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the story and called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

This undated photo provided by McGuireWoods LLP on Friday, June 16, 2017 shows Richard Cullen, the attorney hired by Vice President Mike Pence to oversee his response to investigations into possible collusion between Russian Federation and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

Vice President Mike Pence will be back home again in IN this week, holding a fundraiser for a political action committee he oversees.

Cullen will not be paid with taxpayer money, an aide said.

A series of "talking points" sent Wednesday night to Trump allies provided a road map for trying to undercut the significance of the latest revelation related to possible obstruction of justice. Trump said, in an early morning tweet. "It is the greatest privilege of my life to serve as the vice president to a president who is keeping his word to the American people", he said Monday during the administration's first full Cabinet meeting. Cullen referred questions to the vice president's office. Cullen was also a part of George W. Bush's legal team during the Florida recount in 2000. He chose Cullen earlier this week, after interviewing several candidates. "Experience is everything", she said.

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