When people across the country sit down in front of their televisions and turn on the news, they are all but guaranteed to hear about the Russia investigation. Democrats cannot seem to let it go.
Initially, Democrats claimed Russia hacked the 2016 election, thereby affecting its result. Then, they claimed members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russian entities to seek an advantage. Then, they claimed Trump has ulterior interests in becoming president to help secure business deals in Russia.
Russia, Russia, Russia—but the American people have had enough.
Despite all of their claims and a nearly two-year investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a new poll says a majority of people want Congress to drop Russian matters and move on to other issues.
The Washington Examiner reports: “53% of the respondents said Congress needs to drop the investigation into Russian meddling and move to other issues. Fifty-eight percent also said they had heard enough about the report from the special counsel’s investigation, which was headed by Robert Mueller.”
These numbers of Americans across the political spectrum (Left, Independent, and Right) contrast starkly with a question posited to just Democrats. Strictly among Democrats, the poll says 73 percent want to continue the Russia investigation—talk about out of touch.
Here’s more from the report:
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Seventy-four percent said Mueller should testify to Congress to discuss the findings in the report, which Americans are split on. Thirty-one percent said the report cleared him of any wrongdoing, and 33% said the report does not clear him. Thirty-two percent said it was too soon to decide if it does.
The report said during their two-year investigation, they did “not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.” The investigation’s report did not make a determination whether President Trump obstructed justice.
In his memo about Mueller’s report, Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein then concluded Trump did not commit obstruction of justice.