US, CentAm officials meet as Trump signals shift

Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America Thursday

Pence has retained former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia Richard Cullen, who is chairman of McGuire Woods, the Post reported.

Aides said the vice president had considered several candidates before settling on Cullen and made his final decision earlier this week.

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that Mueller is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice in the Russian Federation investigation.

"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", the statement reads.

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Pence is expected to meet with government and business leaders.

Vice President Pence has lawyered up.

Cullen is no stranger to high-profile federal investigations. His official biography from McGuireWoods lists, in addition to his time at the Justice Department, his experience working for former Sen.

President Donald Trump last month named Marc Kasowitz, a New York-based trial lawyer, as his private attorney for the Russian Federation investigation.

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Scrutiny of the president's actions has intensified since he fired Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey last month.

Vice President Mike Pence will be making a stop in South Florida on Thursday - as security will be an issue in the wake of a U.S. House member being shot on a baseball field just one day ago.

Comey would not say in his testimony last week whether he thought the president sought to obstruct justice, but added it would be up to special counsel Mueller "to sort that out".

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