Pence reportedly hires his own outside lawyer for Russian Federation questions

Pence reportedly hires his own outside lawyer for Russian Federation questions

Carlos Diaz Rosillo, director of policy and interagency coordination in the White House, said the USA and the Central American leaders hoped to make commitments on infrastructure plans and energy reform, among other things.

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. "There is no evidence of collusion between our campaign and any Russian officials". Moscow denies meddling in the campaign.

Vice President Mike Pence started a speech to a Central American security conference by expressing gratitude for the Capitol police officers who defended members of Congress in a shooting that wounded several lawmakers and their aides at a baseball field outside Washington. He represents former FIFA President Sepp Blatter in the corruption probe into world soccer's governing body.

The public comments were followed by a series of private meetings at which officials were expected to discuss such matters as whether the US will extend the temporary legal residency status of about 200,000 migrants from Central America who have been allowed to stay in the United States without becoming citizens for almost 20 years.

He was also appointed as US attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia under President George H.W. Bush. DeLay was not charged.

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"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", Jarrod Agen, the spokesman, said.

Pence has seldom addressed the Russian Federation issue, which has overshadowed Trump's efforts to overhaul the healthcare system, cut taxes and boost jobs - priorities that Pence has worked on intensively with Republican lawmakers.

The Washington Post was the first to report the news Thursday, noting that Pence had hired former Virginia attorney general Richard Cullen to represent him. Just before the story broke, Trump wrote a pair of angry tweets, suggesting that Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent in the election, should be under investigation instead of him. On Monday, a Trump friend said the president was considering dismissing Mueller although the White House said later he had no plans to do so.Republican Senator John Thune defended Mueller's integrity and said he needs to be able to continue to do his job and get to the bottom of the issues."It's not a witch hunt", Thune told MSNBC in an interview on Thursday.

Mueller is also now investigating whether President Trump obstructed the investigation at all.

As far as the public knows, Pence is not the subject of, or a person of interest in, any of the ongoing investigations surrounding the Trump campaign. "Mueller is setting up a dragnet of obstruction, financial questions and every aspect of Trump's life and his associates lives", said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who labeled it "very risky". He delivered an on-camera statement sharply criticizing James Comey after the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's recent testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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