Americans are sick and tired of the bizarre Special Counsel investigation into, well, whatever the heck Robert Mueller wants, apparently. Now, they’re letting the nation know it.
The news comes at us fast and furious these days, with several new, major headlines beating into our eardrums and retinas on the hour, every hour. It’s a part of our new screen addiction issues, and how scrolling through Facebook and Netflix is just video blackjack where we wager our time and not our money.
But I digress: The American people saw right through the phony excuse that the democrats used to install Mueller – that the President is some sort of KGB double agent aligned with Vladimir Putin. Now, after finding out just how far off track Mueller is from the “Russia” issue, the American people have grown increasingly frustrated with the hoax, according to a new poll.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 46% of Likely U.S. Voters still believe Mueller’s investigation is an honest attempt to determine criminal wrongdoing, but that’s down from 52% last October. Forty percent (40%) now consider Mueller’s probe a partisan witch hunt, an eight-point increase from 32% in the earlier survey. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
That’s big news, given the incredibly likely scenario that Mueller and Trump collide headfirst in the coming days over this ever-widening investigation. The swinging pendulum has been speeding up in recent weeks, as these two circle each other in an ever-tightening dance just below. For many Americans, the stress has them seeing absolution.
Now, in a wildly flippant maneuver, the President has decided that he will not cooperate with the Special Counsel’s request for an interview.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office and President Donald Trump’s legal team are now proceeding with strategies that presume a presidential interview will likely not take place as part of the Russia investigation, after months of talks between the two sides collapsed earlier this week, according to multiple people familiar with the matter.
On Monday Trump’s lawyers were discussing a possible interview with Mueller’s team and had begun to hash out the final sticking points, including the timing, scope and length, according to people familiar with the discussions. One person familiar with the strategy said the president’s lawyers had sought over the weekend to expand his legal team to include individuals who would prepare him for an interview. Another person familiar with the matter, however, said preparations had not yet gone that far.
But the prospects for a presidential interview drastically dimmed once the FBI raided the home, office and hotel room of Trump’s long-time personal lawyer, Michael Cohen on Monday, these people said. The president criticized the raid as out of bounds in Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump aides.
Now, the only thing left to discover is whether or not this is Mueller effectively saying “Fine. Do it under oath then!”, or if this is merely another diversionary tactic employed by the Special Counsel in order to ruffle feathers.