Vice-President Hires Private Counsel
As the Russia probe sweeps more individuals into it’s cloud, the VP prepares.
Vice President Pence has joined the President in hiring outside legal counsel. Pence has retained Richard Cullen, a Richmond-based lawyer, to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation.
The decision comes less than a month after the President hired Marc E. Kasowitz, to help navigate the investigations related to the Russia probe.
“I can confirm that the Vice President has retained Richard Cullen of McGuireWoods to assist him in responding to inquiries by the special counsel,” said Jarrod Agen, a Pence spokesman, in an emailed statement. “The Vice President is focused entirely on his duties and promoting the President’s agenda and looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter.”
Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general, served as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia under President George H. W. Bush. He also worked on President George W. Bush’s legal team during the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election.