Behind Donald Trump's plan to beat the Robert Mueller report

Minnie Murray
March 21, 2019

"Man gets appointed by a deputy and he writes a report", the president said outside the White House as he was embarking on a trip to OH to visit a tank factory and attend a fundraiser. Only 47 percent disagreed and 3 percent did not have an opinion. Currently, 50% of Americans consider Mueller's investigation to be a witch hunt, while 47% disagree. Among independents, 54 percent echo this view.

After several more attacks on Mueller, Trump concluded by saying "With all that being said, I look forward to seeing the report".

"Very few think it is legit!"

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. Now, barring an eleventh-hour surprise, Trump and his allies are starting to see it as something potentially very different: a political opportunity.

A new poll released Monday by USA Today shows half of those asked side with President Trump regarding Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe; describing the investigation as a "witch hunt" against the Commander-in-Chief.

Many people who were surveyed are convinced that Trump's allegations that he is being targeted are true. "So explain that because my voters don't get it, and I don't get it", he said before repeating familiar knocks against the special counsel. "Another question - presumably better worded - found 52 percent had "'little or no trust' in Trump's denial there was collusion in his campaign with Russian meddling", and "a plurality of respondents" think Democrats are on the right track with their broad array of investigations. It has, however, resulted in indictments for dozens of Russian nationals and companies as well as a number of former Trump associates. Another 14 percent said it was not at all, or not particularly, important.

Overall 53 percent of Democrats support impeachment compared to 6 percent of Republicans.

Trump referred to his 2016 election win as "one of the the history of this country" and said by contrast that Mueller had no popular support.

While appearing in an interview on MSNBC's "The Beat with Ari Melber", Bharara - who was sacked three months into the Trump presidency - was asked about the phone conversations he had with President Trump about two years ago, where the former us attorney said that he "seriously considered" recording the president. This figure is 5 percentage points lower than it was in 2018, suggesting that more people now are believing the president.

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