Though he’s an evangelical Christian who just loves strutting about with his holier-than-thou smugness in place, apparently Vice President Mike Pence is actually not much of a believer in the Almighty after all. How else to explain the fact that he’s hired an outside attorney as the Russia investigation kicks in to high gear?
The Washington Post reports that Pence wants to be prepared as Congressional committees and Special Counsel Robert Mueller continue their probes of possible Trump team collusion with Russian agents as part of the 2016 election. So the Veep has retained Richmond-based attorney Richard Cullen, who once served as a U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Pence says prayer is powerful, but he must not be counting on God to provide much of a defense for him if and when he’s called before a federal grand jury.
While most of the headlines about Russiagate have been generated by President Trump, Michael Flynn, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pence was chairman of the transition team which approved Flynn to be National Security Adviser. The Vice President is either totally incompetent or up to his lilly-white head in the conspiracy.
Pence spokesperson Jarrod Agen tried to downplay the hiring of an attorney by the allegedly God-fearing VP, telling the Post:
“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. 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.”
A swift conclusion of the matter? Is that right? Well, while Pence may be praying for that, he might not want to place his faith in God being willing to forgive him if he committed treason.
On the bright side, prison would provide plenty of time for Bible study.
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