HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - During a commemorative book event for Vietnam War veterans, Congressman Steven Palazzo discussed his views on the ongoing Russia investigation involving President Donald Trump. The event took place Wednesday at VFW Post 3036 in Hattiesburg.
"We believe it's become a witch hunt and it's a witch hunt we believe needs to stop," Palazzo said. "I'm in full support of calling for another special counsel to actually look into is the Department of Justice. Were they part of this conspiracy to take down President Trump? I think the American people need to know, so that we can have trust in our highest law enforcement agency in our nation."
Palazzo said the American people lost trust in the Mueller investigation thus dividing the country. He expressed that he wanted the investigation brought to a close.
Officials announced that Ty Cobb, point person to the Mueller investigation, would be retiring at the end of May. According to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Cobb has talked about retiring for several weeks. Cobb's retirement comes on the heels of Trump's personal legal team's negotiations of a possible sit down between him and Mueller's team.
Emmet Flood, who represented former President Bill Clinton during his impeachment process, will be joining the White House to represent Trump in the Russia investigation special counsel.