Russia probe: Vice President Mike Pence hires outside counsel

| Updated: Jun 16, 2017 10:10 IST

New York [US], June. 16 (ANI): To represent him in the ongoing Russian investigation, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has hired his own lawyer. Richard Cullen, is a former Virginia attorney general and a former US attorney for the eastern district of Virginia, reports CNN. This comes as President Donald Trump himself is forming a team of outside lawyers to represent him through the Justice Department special counsel's investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. "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. 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." Pence's communications director Jarrod Agen said in a statement. (ANI)