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VP Pence hires outside counsel for inquiries in Russia probe

16 June, 2017, 06:24 | Author: Rickey Alvarado
  • Trump under investigation for possible obstruction of justice: Washington Post

Mueller was named by Rosenstein on May 17 to lead the Russian Federation investigation as a special counsel, a position created to conduct investigations when a normal Justice Department probe would present a conflict of interest.According to the Washington Post, Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency, and Richard Ledgett, the former deputy director at the NSA, agreed to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators as early as this week.

Joining the vice president will be Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly.

They said that a surge of immigration from the three Central American countries that make up the "Northern Triangle" - Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras - could be eased through aid invested directly in those nations to encourage local investment "and create a virtuous cycle that will provide opportunities for their children to thrive at home".

Drivers should expect traffic between Miami International Airport (MIA) and Florida International University (FIU).

The probe, which began past year as an investigation into Moscow's meddling in the presidential election, has since widened to include prospective money laundering by Trump associates and the possibility that people close to the President were in contact with Russian operatives throughout the campaign.

But some experts on the region worry that the U.S.is too focused on security and that the cuts to the program known as the Alliance for Prosperity will undermine progress.

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Pence has said very little publicly about the probe.

"Irregular migration creates risks for everyone", Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said. Some indirectly warned of the consequences of such a move.

Pence noted the Trump administration has proposed $460 million in assistance, to be used to strengthen law enforcement and develop their economies.

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said improving security and economic opportunity in Central America is in the US interest. "On the contrary, a prosperous and peaceful Central America is America's best investment in support of its people and, of course, a great investment for us".

"We think it's very hard to signal support effectively when you are proposing such draconian cuts", said Geoff Thale, a program director with the Washington Office on Latin America. "It should not be seen as singling out Central America because that's not the case at all". "We are stronger together", he said.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection data, apprehensions of illegal immigrants at the U.S. -Mexico border fell to 19,967 in May from 42,473 in January, a drop of 53 percent.

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