Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with both congressional committee inquiries and the special counsel investigation into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia.

The vice president’s office said Thursday that Pence has retained Richard Cullen, a Richmond-based attorney and chairman of McGuire Woods who previously served as a U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.

As you probably know, yesterday, The Washington Post reported that President Trump is now personally under investigation by the special counsel for possible obstruction of justice, and this morning, Trump is in full meltdown mode over it. In a couple of tweets, he lashed out wildly at an unnamed “they,” who (raged Trump) failed to get him on collusion charges and are now trying to get him on “obstruction,” which he railed at as the “single greatest witch hunt in American history,” one that is “led by very bad and conflicted people.”

Well, it appears that the day after President Trump has been revealed as ‘under investigation,’ Vice President Pence isn’t taking any chances. And you must ask yourself, if you were Mike Pence, wouldn’t you be careful too? After all, Trump has a proven history of spitting out those who have helped him, once they look at him the wrong way.