Pence on Thursday traveled to Miami for a conference covering issues affecting Central America.
The vice president's communications director, Jarrod Agen, said in a statement, "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".
Pence's announcement comes after several weeks of deliberations, featuring several candidates, an administration official said, adding that no taxpayer money will be used.
Vice President Mike Pence has retained the services of attorney Richard Cullen to represent him in legal matters related to the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also served as special counsel to Virginia Sen.
Cullen also served as the attorney general of Virginia and as a USA attorney under President George H.W. Bush.
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Trump announced his intention to nominate Rosenworcel late Tuesday, and Pai was quick to voice his support for the move. But there have been increased rumblings in DC circles that she's looking to leave at the end of June.
A final decision was made to hire Cullen earlier this week.
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On Wednesday, it was reported that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking at whether the President attempted to obstruct justice. He launched into a new Twitter tirade against it Thursday morning, calling it "phony" and the "single greatest with hunt in American political history".
But obstruction came into play after Trump fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last month. As head of the Trump campaign's transition committee, he was involved in the hiring of Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Cullen and Comey used to work together at McGuireWoods.