Vice president to travel to Central and South America
Vice president to travel to Central and South America
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16 June, 2017, 04:26
Pence's hire comes just one day after The Washington Post reported Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. Pence has retained Virginia attorney Richard Cullen, who previously served as a U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, spokesman Jarrod Agen said.
"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", he added. The vice president made his final decision earlier this week. Paul Trible during the Iran-Contra investigation and was a member of former President George W. Bush's legal team during the 2000 Florida recount, according to his official biography.
Marc Kasowitz, the outside counsel hired by President Trump, does not have experience in politically-charged cases.
Pence has not come under any particular scrutiny over the course of the Department of Justice Russia investigation.
Kasowitz and his spokesman have served as public attack dogs in defense of Trump in the Russian Federation matter. They declined to say what had sparked Pence's decision to hire an outside lawyer and referred all questions concerning the Russian Federation investigation to Cullen's office. The Washington Post first reported Pence was hiring counsel.
During his travel, the Vice President will meet with leaders from government and the business community to reaffirm the President's commitment to deepening bilateral trade and investment ties with the region and continue the Administration's support of security cooperation, business engagement, agriculture, and infrastructure development.
The Secret Service is also at the campus. And aides to Pence, who was running the transition team, said the vice president was never informed of Flynn's overseas work with Turkey, either.
Pence's choice for outside counsel contrasts with the president's.
Scrutiny of the president's actions has intensified since he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last month. He ultimately resigned from the vice presidency in 1973, after pleading no contest to tax evasion.
He also cited testimony from first responders of Castile's gun falling out of his pocket as he was loaded onto a backboard. Prosecutors called several witnesses to try to show that Yanez never saw the gun and acted recklessly and unreasonably.
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The actions, however, are far from a full rollback of the policies Obama champion in the latter half of his administration. He told CNN a year ago that he would like to open a hotel in Cuba "at the right time, when we're allowed to do it".
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Central Command and the U.S's largest air base in the region and hosting branches of prestigious Western universities. Saudi's allies also welcomed " President Trump's leadership in challenging Qatar's troubling support for extremism".
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