(Lander, Wyo.) – Joining a nation-wide protest, over one dozen Lander-area residents gathered in the chilly evening air at Main Street’s Centennial Park to hoist signs in support of protecting Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s investigation underway in Washington, D.C. Mueller is looking into what role, if any, Russia played in President’s Trump’s 2016 campaign. The President has said on numerous occasions that he considers the probe a “witch hunt” and that he wants it to end.
The national protest was called after President Trump fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions and named the AG’s Chief of Staff, Matthew Whitaker, to replace him. Sessions has been a target of the President ever since he recused himself from the Russia investigation. It was noted that Whitaker has been a vocal critic of the investigation, which until Thursday, was overseen by Assistant Attorney General Rob Rosenstein.
Similar protests were also held across Wyoming Thursday night, including Casper, Laramie and Cheyenne, among others.