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OffbeatTrump says approval rating would be 75 percent without Mueller

19:05  06 december  2018
19:05  06 december  2018 Source:   thehill.com

Gallup: 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's job performance

Gallup: 60 percent of Americans disapprove of Trump's job performance Six-in-ten Americans disapprove of President Trump's job performance, matching an all-time high for his disapproval rating in the Gallup Poll. 

Trump accused Mueller of "Presidential Harassment", and suggested his approval rating would be 75 %, instead of 50%, if Mueller 's Russia probe wasn't distracting from the Trump administration's many accomplishments (including tax cuts, regulatory rollbacks and higher military spending).

FiveThirtyEight is tracking Donald Trump ’s approval ratings throughout his presidency. How unpopular is Donald Trump ? An updating calculation of the president's approval rating , accounting for each poll's quality, recency, sample size and partisan lean.

Trump says approval rating would be 75 percent without Mueller© Getty Images President Trump complained about his approval rating in a tweet. President Trump claimed Thursday that his approval rating would be 75 percent if it wasn't for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

"Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge's, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen," Trump tweeted.

Trump blasted Mueller's probe as "Presidential Harassment!"

The president's approval in the Rasmussen poll is higher than most other surveys. Gallup's tracking poll showed Trump's overall approval this week stands at 40 percent.

Trump's message is the latest example of him venting frustration over the increasing pace of developments in the Russia investigation.

Mueller released a memo this week detailing former national security adviser Michael Flynn's extensive cooperation with investigators and is expected to file similar documents on Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, both of whom have pleaded guilty to criminal charges.

Some legal observers have speculated the developments signal the investigation is moving closer to Trump's inner circle.

Ex-US attorney: Mueller ‘absolutely’ has Trump’s tax returns.
Former U.S. Attorney Chuck Rosenberg said Thursday that he "absolutely" believed special counsel Robert Mueller has President Trump's tax returns. The comment came in response to a question from MSNBC host Nicole Wallace on "Deadline: Whitehouse" about whether Rosenberg thought Mueller had Trump's tax return. "Absolutely," he said. "No question in my mind from day one." Rose

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