Published: Wed, March 20, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Behind Trump’s plan to beat the Mueller report

Behind Trump’s plan to beat the Mueller report

Half of Americans side with President Trump's opinion that special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation is a "witch hunt", according to a survey released Monday. Almost half, 47 percent, disagree with that assertion; only 3 percent don't have an opinion on the issue.

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 420-0 last week on a non-binding resolution calling for Mueller's report to be released both to Congress and to the public, but it is not clear how the measure will fare in the Senate. Only 28.4 percent said they believed the House "should seriously consider impeaching President Trump".

- Fifty-two percent said they had little or no trust in Trump's denial that he colluded with Russian Federation, while 43 percent said they had a lot or some trust in his denial.

Trump jumped on the survey's finding that half of Americans agree with his claim that the Mueller probe is a "witch hunt".

Trump, who has stepped up his campaign to convince the public that Mueller's team is biased and the investigation politicized, tweeted "Wow!" in reaction to the poll.

Trump welcomed the poll result in a tweet and seemed to suggest that more details are expected to be revealed in the near future.

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"Finally, the voting public and Congress agree on something", David Paleologos, director of the Suffolk University Political Research Center in Boston, said in a statement.

"Very few think it is legit!" Pelosi's comments against impeachment influenced the opinion of 41 percent of Democrats compared to 42 percent who said her comments had no impact.

"Let it come out, let people see it, that's up to the attorney general. and we'll see what happens", Trump told reporters at the White House.

Mueller's report is expected any day, and the president and his Republican allies are signaling that they expect no clear evidence will be found that the Trump campaign conspired with Russian Federation during the 2016 campaign, reported the Associated Press.

"What the Democrats have done in trying to steal a presidential election, first at the "ballot box" and then, after that failed, with the 'Insurance Policy, ' is the biggest scandal in the history of our country", Trump said in a Twitter post.

Mueller is due to deliver his final report to Attorney General Bill Barr shortly.

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