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Mike Pence Takes a Desperate Step as New Legal Allegations Emerge

The legal troubles facing Vice President Mike Pence have hit an all-time high and Pence reportedly took a major step this week.

The vice president has officially hired a personal lawyer in order to handle the political corruption allegations facing the entire Trump administration Pence’s decision to employ legal representation is making him look guilty as hell.

The Trump administration has declined to release very many details about Pence’s new legal defense, but reporters have been digging for details.

Time reports:

Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help him navigate the investigations into possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, according a new report.

Pence has retained Richard Cullen, chairman of McGuire Woods and former U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia, the Washington Post reports. Cullen also previously served as Virginia’s Attorney General in the late 1990s.

“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,” Jarrod Agen, a Pence spokesman, told the Post. “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 lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has a long history of defending politically disgraced Republican politicians, including President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, and former Republican Congressman Tom DeLay.

The Washington Post reports:

Pence’s decision comes less than a month after Trump hired his own private attorney, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help navigate the investigations related to the Russia probe, and a day after The Washington Post reported that special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is widening his investigation to examine whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.

… Cullen, a former Virginia attorney general, served as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia under President George H. W. Bush and worked on President George W. Bush’s legal team during the Florida recount in the 2000 presidential election.

His other high-profile clients have included Tom DeLay, the former Republican majority leader who was investigated by the Department of Justice for his relationship with Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff; Elin Nordegren, the ex-wife of Tiger Woods, in her divorce from the golf star; and former senator Paul Trible (R-Va.), during the Iran-contra investigation.

This doesn’t look very good for Mike – he’s in big trouble!

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