The release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report clearing President Trump of allegations his campaign colluded with Russians in 2016 hasn’t deterred Democrats in Congress from working to push him out of office.
But a new poll shows most Americans would prefer it if they’d moved on, a sign that the now debunked Russia collusion hoax is wearing thin.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) April 19, 2019
“Fun poll from the late-night @CNN coverage that would have been nice to see put on-screen earlier in the day,” News Busters’ Chris Houck posted to Twitter.
The post included a screen grab from 12:15 a.m. that showed the results of a Monmouth University Poll from April 11-15.
“Now that Mueller investigation is over, Congress should …,” the poll read.
Fifty-four percent of respondents said they wanted lawmakers to “move on,” while only 39 percent want to “continue investigating.” Two percent said it “depends,” while five percent said they “don’t know.”
According to Monmouth University, “While most Democrats (65%) want Congress to continue pursuing the investigation, most Republicans (79%) and independents (57%) say it is time to move on.”
“The Mueller report is a double-edged sword,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute. “Most of the public wants Congress to see everything he dug up, but not necessarily do anything about it.”
The poll also asked random adults, aged 18 and older, about whether they approve or disapprove of the president’s performance, and 40 percent reportedly approved and 54 disapproved. That put Trump’s approval about 16 percentage points higher than Congress, which garnered a mere 24 percent approval.
Regardless, Congressional Democrats are vowing to continue to investigate the president through subpoenas for his tax and business records, as well as testimony from Mueller himself and supporting grand jury evidence, Fox News reports.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler told reporters the report provided “disturbing evidence that President Trump engaged in obstruction of justice” and suggested the limited legal redactions are a conspiracy to obscure the truth.
“Image what remains hidden from our view,” he said, calling on Mueller to testify.
“The attorney general deciding to withhold the full report from Congress is regrettable, but not surprising,” Nadler said. He also told reporters impeachment proceedings are still a viable option.
“That’s one possibility,” he said. “There are others.”
Impeachment, though, is the clearly the possibility the liberal mainstream media is focused on.
MRC NewsBusters reports:
MRC analysts examined a 24-hour span of coverage on liberal cable (CNN, MSNBC) and broadcast (ABC, CBS, NBC) networks, from 11: a.m. EDT on Thursday to the same time the following day, for every instance where the term “impeachment” – or some permutation thereof – was used by hosts, analysts, or contributors.
In total, the word came up 309 times, with the vast majority (286) coming from cable networks CNN (148) and MSNBC (138).