Mike Pence checks on Steve Scalise in DC hospital after Virginia shooting

Mike Pence checks on Steve Scalise in DC hospital after Virginia shooting

Pence on Thursday traveled to Miami for a conference covering issues affecting Central America.

"I can confirm that the Vice President has retained Richard Cullen of McGuire Woods to assist him in responding to inquiries by the special counsel", Jarrod Agen, a Pence spokesman, told the Post.

U.S. President Donald Trump is being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible obstruction of justice, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday, citing unidentified officials.

Pence's office confirms he has hired Richard Cullen, who served as US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia during the term of George H.W. Bush and later worked on George W. Bush's legal team during the 2000 Florida recount. Paul Trible, R-Va., during the Iran-Contra investigation, worked for former Rep. Caldwell Butler, R-Va., during the Watergate investigation, was lead counsel to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay during the investigation into his ties with lobbyist Jack Abramoff and was on President George W. Bush's legal team during the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election.

A final decision was made to hire Cullen earlier this week. They declined to say what had sparked Pence's decision to hire an outside lawyer and referred all questions concerning the Russian Federation investigation to Cullen's office. Many expect Trump to roll back several policies and actions from former President Barack Obama done in an effort to help thaw relations between the two nations.

President Trump, who has dismissed the investigations as a "witch hunt", has already retained his own attorney, Marc Kasowitz. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe. As head of the Trump campaign's transition committee, he was involved in the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser.

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