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Thursday, June 15, 2017

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has hired a lawyer known for defending government officials in high-profile investigations to help him through probes into whether there were ties between the election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia, his office said on Thursday. U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Moscow interfered in last year's presidential campaign to try to tilt the vote in Trump's favor.

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"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 communications director Jarrod Agen told the Washington Post by email. Agen said Pence "looks forward to a swift conclusion of this matter."

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Next up, Paul Ryan?

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-06-15 05:30 PM | Reply

I didn't go hire an attorney today. Nuf said.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-15 11:07 PM | Reply

Of course, he did! Would you? Sheesh!!!

The Democrats and all of the Obama appointees are losing so badly that they are attacking everyone in the Trump Administration.

It's a very smart thing to do, to lawyer up and defend, defend, defend against the enemies of the American people.

You didn't think they would go down without a fight, did you?

Let me ask you something. You have one of those crazy idiots in the neighborhood that is sure happy. They come to your house and "accidently" slip on your front porch and then sue you. Are you going to get a lawyer? Or you going to stupidly say, well, I'm not guilty, so I don't need a lawyer.

#3 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-15 11:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The Democrats and all of the Obama appointees are losing so badly that they are attacking everyone in the Trump Administration. "

Once again, a member of The Party of Responsibility can't possible claim responsibility for what Rs have done.

Did you ever consider the Trump administration's worst enemy is Trump?

#4 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-15 11:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

"The Democrats and all of the Obama appointees are losing so badly that they are attacking everyone in the Trump Administration. "

No, this is lawyering up because they know there were crimes committed and they don't want to go to jail. Hillary has nothing to do with this except she didn't do the same things too and thus doesn't need to "lawyer up" like these Republicans seem to think they need to do. It's expensive, they wouldn't be doing it if they didn't think they needed to be spending this money and trying to defend themselves soon. Notice: Hillary isn't "lawyering up." Very telling.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-15 11:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

The Democrats and all of the Obama appointees are losing so badly that they are attacking everyone in the Trump Administration.

This shows the abject ignorance of many Trump sympathizers. As has been said and re-said since the day the Electoral College vote was certified, even if Trump goes down, the GOP will decide the next President and the Democrats can't do a damn thing about it. So the fact that any and every American should want to see the completion of an investigation into a foreign government actively influencing our election process is in no way a partisan issue, it's a patriotic issue and one of national security. The Senate voted 98-2 today to sanction the Russians for their interference. By my count, that leaves only 3 elected people on record that don't believe Russia interfered and the most prominent happens to be the President possibly only joined by 2 of 52 within his own party.

Mike Pence (if he really isn't criminally caught up in this too) would be far more effective in getting the GOP agenda through Congress by every reasonable measure known to man, mainly because he won't shoot his own mouth off everyday like Trump. But even faced with that, it's far more important to find out what happened and how we can take considerable measures to keep it from happening again.

And one of those measures is waking up the far too many citizens who believe any inquiry into these matters is only being done for political gain. The stupid reality is the GOP would stand to gain more with Trump gone and the Democrats would lose their biggest asset in proving the GOP is incapable of governing. But the true believers are too brainwashed to realize that Trump is holding them back by his insistence that everything in government begin and end with him beyond the fact he's likely implicated in criminal acts of his own and those who surround him.

#6 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-06-16 12:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6

"But, but, but, he got Gorsuch onto the SCOTUS!

That was worth every vote right there!" -- 'Winners' of 2016

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-06-16 02:18 AM | Reply

I didntdonufin.

#8 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-06-16 02:52 AM | Reply

Watson! The game's afoot!

#9 | Posted by 88120rob at 2017-06-16 06:57 AM | Reply

Pence is only doing what any reasonably clued-in person should do in a situation like this.

#10 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-06-16 08:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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He should have done it about Flynn episode time.

#11 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-06-16 10:00 AM | Reply

#5 Danni

So he's getting a lawyer cause he's guilty. Guess Hillary was guilty then cause she had lawyers help her during investigations. Good god you're such an idiot.

#12 | Posted by patron at 2017-06-16 11:54 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 Danni
So he's getting a lawyer cause he's guilty. Guess Hillary was guilty then cause she had lawyers help her during investigations. Good god you're such an idiot.

#12 | POSTED BY PATRON

I don't think that's what Danni said but if it makes you feel better... I imagine you must be quite depressed since even Fox News can't save PEETUS anymore.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-16 12:03 PM | Reply

Sorry but I watch CNN. Read her comment again, you only need a lawyer cause you know a crime was committed and don't want to go to jail[guilty]. Hilary had a team of lawyers about her emails guess she knew she broke the law and did't want to go to jail.

#14 | Posted by patron at 2017-06-16 12:23 PM | Reply


#4 | POSTED BY DANFORTH
#5 | POSTED BY DANNI

So quick to respond and so quick to prove my point.

#15 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-16 01:10 PM | Reply

#2: Would you like a tinfoil hat with that koolaid?

#16 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-06-16 01:57 PM | Reply

"Pence Hires Own Lawyer for Russia Probes"

Well, yeah, no kidding. Of course he did. Thank goodness someone bothered to tell us.

#17 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-06-16 02:14 PM | Reply

I'm still waiting for the righties to say the same thing they say when OTHER people say they are innocent

"They all say that"

#18 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-06-16 05:31 PM | Reply

Pence is only doing what any reasonably clued-in person should do in a situation like this.

#10 | POSTED BY DOC_SARVIS

he's just looking for a friend, even if he has to pay for one.

#19 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-17 08:11 AM | Reply

If my friends were the people that voted for Trump, I would be concerned too.

#20 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-17 08:12 AM | Reply

"Pence is only doing what any reasonably clued-in person should do in a situation like this."

Yes, if you expecting to be charged with a crime it is a good idea to hire a lawyer. Otherwise? I've never hired a lawyer.

#21 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-17 08:20 AM | Reply

Why does Pence remind me of Spiro Agnew? BTW, I named my dog Spiro, God I loved that dog. Best dog I ever had except for the dog I have now who is named Joey. He's so great, neighbors literally come by and ask if they can walk him. He's just so cute. I have to admit, if I had to choose between humans and dogs, dogs would probably win.

#22 | Posted by danni at 2017-06-17 08:22 AM | Reply

choose between humans and dogs, dogs would probably win.

#22 | POSTED BY DANNI

depends on which humans. almost all dogs are good, except for the ones intentionally corrupted by humans.....

#23 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-06-17 09:24 AM | Reply

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You're wrong, Danni. If you were in the close proximity of many laws being broken and there's any chance at all any of it could get tied to you even though you've committed no wrongdoing you would still get a lawyer.

I'm not saying pence has done something wrong or hasn't done something wrong but don't cast aspersions on someone just because they have consulted a lawyer

#24 | Posted by eberly at 2017-06-17 09:28 AM | Reply

I'm still waiting for the righties to say the same thing they say when OTHER people say they are innocent
"They all say that"
#18 | POSTED BY HATTER5183

Are you innocent?

#25 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 10:23 AM | Reply

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