Wisconsin lawmakers at odds on special counsel for Russia investigation

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) -- Wisconsin lawmakers are reacting to the latest bombshell in the Russian hacking investigation on Capitol Hill.

“I didn’t think we needed a special counsel," Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI-7 said.

The Justice Department appointing former FBI Director Robert Mueller to lead a special counsel.

While Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy agrees Mueller is a good choice, he remains confident President Trump didn’t do anything wrong.

“There is no evidence that anyone is putting out in regard to collusion. That we’re going through this charade with no evidence is concerning and frankly it’s a joke," Duffy said.

While Duffy questions the move to create a special counsel. Other Republicans here on Capitol Hill have been siding with Democrats saying it was the right thing to do.

Democratic Congressman Mark Pocan said more needs to be done.

“We need a lot more out of Congress," Pocan (D-WI-2) said.

Although Pocan said the Department of Justice did the right thing in appointing the special counsel. He said the investigation is still going to be done inside their walls, overseen by Trump officials. That’s why he’s calling for an independent commission, separate of Congress, to get to the truth.

“That’s the way you can have an objective look at this. If the President did absolutely nothing he should support this as well," Pocan added.

Pocan said he’s concerned about election hacking happening in other countries and the independent council could get to the bottom of it. Meanwhile Duffy said the investigation hasn't changed his support for President Trump.



 
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