Skip to comments.Nose Dive: After A Year, Support For The Russia Probe Has Plummeted
Posted on 06/22/2018 5:20:28 AM PDT by Kaslin
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice’s woes are not over. Inspector General Michael Horowitz released a damning report that justified President Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey, whose actions during the 2016 election were labeled as extraordinary and insubordinate, and outlined various issues with the FBI, which has a huge problem with leaks. The report was on the activities of the DOJ, FBI, and its principles during the Hillary Clinton email investigation. It was a criminal investigation into whether she mishandled classified information through her unauthorized and unsecure email server while serving as our secretary of state under Obama.
There’s also the issue of bias. Now, the IG report said that bias did not impact the outcome of the investigation, meaning a) the investigation could be completed without issue in general; and b) the bias did not impact it in a way that produced partisan outcomes. That’s very different than saying there was no bias. There were at least five FBI officials who exhibited anti-Trump bias; you already know FBI agent Peter Strzok and bureau lawyer Lisa Page. The two had an extramarital affair, sent tens of thousands of texts that were anti-Trump, and discussed how they would stop Trump. Oh, and how the bureau might be going too hard on Hillary Clinton as well.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is now helming the FBI investigation into Russian collusion that is said to have begun in July of 2016. After a year, two things have happened. They have not found a shred of evidence supporting the allegation that the Trump team colluded with the Russians—and support for the investigation has plummeted. There’s been a near 20-point drop from last year (via NTK Network):
“A special counsel is currently conducting an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible links with the Trump campaign. Should the Russia investigation continue or should it end?” pollsters asked 806 Americans.
The Monmouth poll found only 52 percent of Americans support the continuation of the Mueller probe, down from 73 percent in May 2017, when the investigation was still under the purview of the FBI.
Meanwhile, the number of Americans who support ending the investigation has risen to 45 percent, from 24 percent in May 2017.
The poll was taken from June 12 to June 13, just days before the Department of Justice Inspector General released a report revealing a number of FBI agents involved in the Trump probe held significant animus against the soon-to-be president.
Are people thinking this is a witch-hunt? For Trump’s base, yes—absolutely, but there’s also the other aspect that this has run its course. Voters don’t care about Russia. They’re tired of it. And with no evidence to support a Manchurian Candidate-like plot, maybe it’s time to close up shop. And yes, it is time for this probe to end.
Trump's 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, said it was time to not only end the investigation, but fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Time to fire Sessions
End the Mueller investigation
You can’t obstruct something that was phony against you
The IG report gives @realDonaldTrump the truth to end it all.— Brad Parscale (@parscale) June 19, 2018
Time to move on to the next choreographed outrage du jour. Oh wait. We already have.
Many say comedy is dead but there are many self-important stuffed shirts in DC who make excellent laughingstocks.
from what it looks like, the “Mueller investigation” have morphed into the Manafort Investigation, and investigation into Trump’s thoughts, feelings, and various women.
Don’t neglect the entrapment efforts to Get Trump! on the part of the CIA, FIB, DoState and the Mueller Klown Kar Posse.
Stick a fork in it.
The media’s hysteria over photos of children locked in cages from four years ago tells me they’re convinced the collusion narrative is DOA.
Its time for Mueller to make another political move to keep his offensive going. Prehaps a leak or an indictment of some company in Outer Mongolia.
This man revels in the idea that he's a victim taking on all kinds of sh!t as he fights against "The Swamp." The bigger the swamp and more outrageous its conduct, the better of he is in the long run.
The Mueller investigation has morphed into [insert latest investigation target here].
Mueller could care less what people think about his witch hunt. He is going to keep turning over rocks at least into the November election and, if the GOP still controls the House after that, he will keep going well into the presidential election.
His objective has absolutely nothing to do with looking for evidence related to a crime. It has everything to do with manufacturing a phony case against a political opponent. And if that cannot be done, Mueller will target anyone with even a remote association to Trump in an effort to taint the president.
The congress simply will not stop this insane and illegal witch hunt.
I think there’s more to follow on that one. Was it Roger Stone who said the FBI actually imported an ex-felon to try to set him up? Supposedly this guy has to have a special visa to enter the country. Just like Susan Rice approved that Vsenitska broad’s visa to come try to set Don jr. up! Talk about Russia collusion!
I get your comments. And yes, Trump uses the Swamp as a sort of political foil. Its useful to him.
However, the Swamp is also a very toxic thing to our Republic. Trump has pointed that out countless times. He promised to DRAIN it, and he needs to make good on his word.
Look at that guy, walking around with his entourage like he’s General Eisenhower on the way to a last-minute meeting on D minus 1.
Next step for Mueller—arrest a random Russian family here on holiday and accuse them of hacking. :-(
The Party demands action by those in The Party. They comply with directions.
However, the Swamp is also a very toxic thing to our Republic. Trump has pointed that out countless times. He promised to DRAIN it, and he needs to make good on his word
. . . the question before the house being, Given that draining the swamp is the objective, is using Muellers witch hunt as a foil the best long game?
The continued employment of Attorney General Sessions apparently indicates that President Trump thinks so.
We probably have to endure this Kabuki theatre until it drops below 40 percent.
The Russia probe is still ongoing? UGH
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