Vice president to travel to Central and South America

16 June, 2017, 03:58 | Author: Priscilla Morrison
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The first day of the conference focuses on prosperity and economic growth in the region while the second day will focus on achieving a stable and secure Central America.

Jarrod Agen, a spokesman for Pence, confirmed the news in an email to the Post.

Pence hired outside counsel to represent him before congressional inquiries and federal investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cullen also previously served as Virginia's Attorney General in the late 1990s.

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

Aides said the vice president had considered several candidates before settling on Cullen and 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.

The president has also hired a private lawyer, Marc Kasowitz. He launched into a new Twitter tirade against it Thursday morning, calling it "phony" and the "single greatest with hunt in American political history". As head of the Trump campaign's transition committee, he was involved in the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Former FBI Director James Comey told Congress last week he believes he was sacked by Trump to undermine the agency's Russian Federation probe.

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