Percent Say Mueller Investigation Is ‘Witch Hunt’

Blanche Robertson
March 20, 2019

A similar margin - 48.5 to 46 percent - said they believe congressional Democrats are "doing the right thing" by aggressively pursuing investigations into Trump and his administration. Mueller has previously held several senior positions in the Justice Department, including FBI Director.

Schiff is concerned that the question of foreign influence on Trump through his finances may not have been fully explored by Mueller, if at all.

No one knows exactly what Mueller will say, but Trump, his allies and members of Congress are trying to map out the post-probe political dynamics.

Trump tweeted about the poll Monday, indicating that "very few think [the investigation] is legit". He added that the red line Trump drew at Mueller examining his personal finances is "not a line that can be observed and still protect the country". "We will soon find out?" It has, however, resulted in indictments for dozens of Russian nationals and companies as well as a number of former Trump associates.

The poll also found the public souring on the idea of impeaching Trump, with support for impeachment dropping 10% to just 28% since October.

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This downward trend could be explained by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) recent remark that any attempt to remove Trump from office will not be worthwhile and even further divide the nation.

The top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, said on the House floor last week that he had a "news flash" for Democrats who had high hopes that the report would be damaging to Trump. They have their report, they had the guy they wanted writing it, and he had the full power of the federal government behind him and they still didn't get the president. There are now more Americans who believe the president's denials that he colluded with Russian Federation.

Trump gaggled with the press on the South Lawn of the White House Wednesday afternoon as he prepared to depart for a trip to OH, during which he was asked "Do you think the public has a right to see the Mueller report?"

The survey also shows the nation is nearly evenly divided on Trump's honesty and leadership style, with 52 percent saying they either do not trust or have little trust in the president's denials that his campaign colluded with Moscow to win the election.

Mueller, Trump charges, "put 13 angry Democrats in" his investigative team, also false. Manafort was recently sentenced to a total of 7.5 years in federal prison for financial crimes unrelated to the Russian interference investigation.

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