US VP Pence hires lawyer to probe Trump's alleged collusion with Russian Federation

Pence offers prayers for Scalise praise for police officers

Pence offers prayers for Scalise praise for police officers

Vice President Mike Pence has retained a private attorney to assist him with issues related to the investigation of the Trump campaign's possible ties to Russia, The Washington Post reported.

Cullen served as a USA attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia before becoming the chairman of the McGuireWoods law firm.

Cullen is known for representing high-profile clients, and was also involved into the Iran-Contra and Watergate investigations.

Richard Cullen, who was hired by Pence to assist in responding to inquiries by special counsel Robert Mueller, served as Virginia attorney general and us attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia before rising to the top of one of the most prominent law firms in the state.

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The minister said Moscow calls on Washington to ensure coordination in the work on Syria and respect the country's sovereignty. Lavrov said de-escalation zones were one of the "possible" joint options.

An American lobbyist for Russian interests - Richard Burt, an ex-ambassador to Germany during the Reagan administration who helped prepare a foreign policy speech for Trump - told The Guardian newspaper on Thursday he had attended two dinners hosted by Attorney General Jeff Sessions during the 2016 campaign.

In public, Vice President Mike Pence has been among Donald Trump's most unwavering, faithful defenders, offering reliably ingenuous support of the president in his pan-Midwestern monotone.

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

Trump did not directly address the allegations that he is being probed for possibly obstructing justice, a potentially impeachable offense. Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, issued a statement saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation was behind the story and called the leak "outrageous, inexcusable and illegal".

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Qatar's isolation by a number of Arab states in the region is directed against its sovereignty. Qatar has said it has no plans to expel Gulf nationals residing there.

If the report is true and if it is confirmed that Trump obstructed justice by trying to get Comey, and perhaps others, to end the Russian Federation probe, that could lead to the President's impeachment by Congress, something that many Democratic lawmakers say they would pursue if circumstances warrant.

Pence spokesman Jarrod Agen confirmed the hire and said the Vice President wants a "swift" resolution.

The emergence of the obstruction of justice inquiry may make it harder for Trump to have Mueller removed.

"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. Records show that former vice president Dick Cheney hired a lawyer during the Valerie Plame investigation. Pence interviewed several lawyers before selecting Cullen, who is based in Richmond.

Qatar hits out at neighbours as Arab rift enters third week
Turkey also sent its foreign minister to Qatar on Wednesday as part of a drive to fix Gulf Arab states's rift with Qatar.

Earlier this week, one of the president's sons, Donald Trump Jr., highlighted on Twitter an op-ed in USA Today that argued that Mueller should recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation because he has a potential conflict of interest, given his longtime friendship with Comey, a crucial witness. Cullen was also a part of George W. Bush's legal team during the Florida recount in 2000.

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