Pence hires ex-Bush Labor official Jacob as new legal counsel

Vice President Pence is hiring a former George W. Bush administration official to serve as his office’s legal counsel.

Pence’s office confirmed Monday that Gregory Jacob will take over the role being vacated by Matt Morgan, who is joining the Trump reelection campaign as director of litigation and legislation.

“Greg is a man of deep professional experience, but also one of personal integrity and character, with a heart for helping those most in need,” Marc Short, chief of staff to the vice president, said in a statement. “He’s going to be a perfect fit in the Vice President’s office.”