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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

Trump 'certainly believes he has the power' to fire Mueller, White House says

  Trump 'certainly believes he has the power' to fire Mueller, White House says President Donald Trump "believes he has the power to" fire special counsel Robert Mueller, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday. "He certainly believes he has the power to do so," Sanders said when asked whether Trump believes he has that power.She did not suggest Trump would be moving to fire Mueller.Under the special counsel regulations, Mueller may be "disciplined or removed from office only by the personal action of the attorney general.

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.

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.

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.

Poll: Less than half of Americans think their taxes are too high .
It's the lowest level in the Gallup poll since 2012.Forty-five percent of those surveyed said their taxes are too high, the lowest level since 2012, while 48 percent said their taxes are about right. Last year, Gallup found that 51 percent said their taxes were too high.

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