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Politics Poll: Nearly 70 percent of Americans say Trump shouldn't fire Mueller

22:51  10 april  2018
22:51  10 april  2018 Source:   thehill.com

McConnell: Legislation to protect Mueller not needed

  McConnell: Legislation to protect Mueller not needed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he doesn't think the Senate needs to pass legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller, arguing President Trump won't fire him.McConnell has made similar comments in the past, but his Tuesday remarks were notable coming less than 24 hours after news broke of an FBI raid at the office of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The raid was made after a referral by Mueller, whi ch led Trump on Monday to note that "many people" had said he should fire the special counsel.Despite Trump's evident anger at the raid, McConnell said legislation was not necessary.

Just 13 percent of voters said they support Trump firing Mueller , according to the poll . A little more than half — 52 percent — of voters said Mueller is conducting a “fair investigation."

Just 13 percent of voters said they support Trump firing Mueller , according to the poll . A little more than half — 52 percent — of voters said Mueller is conducting a “fair investigation."

Donald Trump, Robert Mueller are posing for a picture© Provided by The Hill

A majority of American voters believe that President Trump should not fire special counsel Robert Mueller, according to a poll released Tuesday.

A Quinnipiac University poll, conducted April 6-9, found that 69 percent of voters, including 55 percent of Republicans, oppose Trump firing Mueller. Just 13 percent of voters said they support Trump firing Mueller, according to the poll.

A little more than half - 52 percent - of voters said Mueller is conducting a "fair investigation." Among Republicans, 54 percent said they believe the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election is not fair.

Trump insists that if he wanted to fire Mueller, he already would have

  Trump insists that if he wanted to fire Mueller, he already would have President Donald Trump said Thursday that if he wanted to fire special counsel Robert Mueller, he would have months ago. "If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December, as reported by the Failing New York Times, I would have fired him. Just more Fake News from a biased newspaper," Trump tweeted Thursday morning. Trump was disputing a New York Times report published Tuesday that said the President sought to fire Mueller in December following reports that Mueller was seeking Trump's financial records. CNN has also reported that Trump has wanted to fire Mueller for months.

A majority of Americans support special counsel Robert Mueller 's investigation into President Donald Trump and his campaign, a poll by ABC and The Washington Post found. Only 33 percent approved of Trump 's decision to fire Comey, with 47 percent disagreeing with the decision.

A majority of Americans support special counsel Robert Mueller 's investigation into President Donald Trump and his campaign, a poll by ABC and The Washington Post found. Only 33 percent approved of Trump 's decision to fire Comey, with 47 percent disagreeing with the decision.

The poll results were released one day after Trump launched a series of fresh attacks against Mueller and the Department of Justice following reports that the FBI raided the office of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained a series of search warrants for the raid, which were based "in part" on a referral from Mueller's office. Agents seized communications between Cohen and Trump, tax documents and records related to Cohen's $130,000 "hush money" payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.

The president called the special counsel's investigation a "witch hunt," claimed Mueller's team was biased and said multiple people have suggested he fire the special counsel.

"We'll see what happens," Trump said.

His comments sparked renewed conversation over whether Trump might order the firing of Mueller.

Democrats and some Republicans called for legislation to be passed to protect Mueller, while most GOP lawmakers warned against firing the special counsel but said a bill to prevent his ouster would not be necessary.

Post-ABC poll: Majority of Americans support Mueller’s probe of Russia, Trump campaign .
The results come as some allies of the president push for the president to cripple the inquiry, which President Trump called "never ending and corrupt."The results show backing for inquiries into Trump’s orbit on several fronts.

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