Vice President Pence hires private attorney amid Russian Federation collusion probes

Vice President Mike Pence and Rep. Kristi Noem 6/13/17

The first day of the conference focuses on prosperity and economic growth in the region while the second day will focus on achieving a stable and secure Central America.

That's according to a statement from Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen.

Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer to represent him in the special counsel's Russian Federation investigation.

A final decision was made to hire Cullen earlier this week.

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Cullen also served as special counsel to U.S. Senator Paul Trible (R-VA) during the Iran-Contra investigation and was on the staff of Rep. M. Caldwell Butler (R-VA) during the Watergate investigation. 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.

The visit from Pence comes one day before President Donald Trump will arrive in Miami, where he is expected to make a major announcement regarding the US and Cuba.

It appears that decision may have played a large role in triggering special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate Trump for possible obstruction of justice, as the Washington Post reported Wednesday night.

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. He lashed out on Twitter Thursday, writing, "You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people!" Cullen and Comey used to work together at McGuireWoods.

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