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Pence Hires Experienced Washington Lawyer as Outside Counsel


Richard Cullen, chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm, will "help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russian Federation", the Washington Post reports.

A Pence spokesman said the vice president retained Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuireWoods LLP, to deal with inquiries from House and Senate committees as well as those from Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the FBI's Russian Federation probe.

Pence has retained Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuire Woods and former USA attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, the Washington Post reports. The law firm referred questions back to the vice president's office.

Pence's move follows a decision by President Donald Trump to hire outside counsel Marc Kasowitz and could signal the investigation is entering a new phase.

The news of Cullen's hiring was first reported by the Washington Post.

According to his McGuireWoods bio page, Cullen is "frequently called on to conduct confidential internal investigations to assist corporations in assessing the risk of criminal prosecution or regulatory enforcement".

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