Pence hires outside legal counsel

Cullen also served as the state attorney general of Virginia and as a USA attorney under President George H.W. Bush.

Pence has retained Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods to “assist him in responding to inquiries by the special counsel“, according to a statement from Pence’s communications director, Jarrod Agen. The FBI and other Federal prosecutors are also investigating the financials of a number of Trump’s associates including Michael Flynn, Paul Manafort and Carter Page. Kasowitz is less a navigator of Washington and more a proven loyalist, a NY attorney who helped Trump through troubles from divorce to bankruptcy.

“It’s tough to be Donald Trump’s vice president, because Trump says flamboyant things and then if you’re the vice president, you have to go on TV and defend things that are hard to defend”, Stephen Moore, former senior adviser to the Trump campaign, told the Post.

Just 24 hours ago news broke that President Donald Trump is under criminal investigation for obstruvction of justice.

The obstruction of justice investigation into Trump began days after Comey was sacked, according to people familiar with the matter, the Washington Post said.

Pence is likely a peripheral figure in the Russian Federation probe, having joined the Trump ticket late in the presidential campaign. Trump later contradicted his own staff, saying on May 11 he had the Russian Federation issue in mind when he fired Comey. Before turning to the subject at hand, Trump provided an update on the condition of Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who was shot Wednesday during the attack on Republican lawmakers at an early morning baseball practice. The law firm referred questions back to the vice president’s office.

“What they’re trying to move through, and that don’t, which Hoosiers already know not to believe this east coast and west coast media bias but he’s talked about what the good is going on in the country”, Kyle Hupfer, chairman of the Indiana Republican Party, said.

Kushner – Trump’s son-in-law – is one of several people close to the president who are “people of interest” in the investigation.

Pause for a moment to soak in that the President of United States confirmed on the record via Twitter that Mueller is gunning for him.

During the 2000 presidential election, Cullen worked with George W. Bush’s legal team during the Florida recount. Mueller is reportedly interviewing three top intelligence officials – Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers and retired deputy NSA director Richard Ledgett – as part of the probe, as early as this week. “Experience is everything”, she said.