According to a new poll from CNN, Americans are growing increasingly frustrated with Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his never-ending, no-holds-barred witch hunt. The poll found that only 41% of Americans now approve of how Mueller has handled the Russia investigation; 39% specifically disapprove of the special counsel’s job. These numbers are down significantly since January, when Mueller had the confidence of 47% of Americans and only 33% of the country disapproved of the job he was doing.
It seems to us that the American people are finally waking up.
You can say that political opinions don’t really matter when it comes to a legal investigation, but let’s not forget: At least as far as President Trump is concerned, this can only end in a report to Congress. There will be no indictment, as even Mueller’s team has conceded that a sitting president cannot be put on trial. No, the best Democrats can hope for are impeachment proceedings, and those will be subject to political winds as much as anything else in Washington. If the American people have lost all faith in Mueller’s integrity by the time he sends his report to Capitol Hill, it won’t really matter what that report concludes. The idea of an impeachment trial will be dead on arrival.
It didn’t have to be this way, quite frankly.
Mueller could have approached this investigation in a much different manner. He could have outfitted his team with a healthy mixture of Republicans and Democrats. He could have shoved the entire concept of “obstruction of justice” off the table, knowing as he does that the President of the United States is fully within his rights to fire his FBI director. He could have turned his harsh spotlight on the misdeeds of the Obama Justice Department and gotten to the bottom of why this Russia investigation was so tainted from the very beginning. He could have ignored issues that have nothing to do with his mandate such as whatever Paul Manafort was up to in the Ukraine ten years prior to the 2016 election.
Alas, he didn’t do any of that. He came charging into Washington on a white horse, determined to avenge his fallen comrade, Mr. James Comey. And every decision he’s made since arriving has been in service of the Establishment’s anti-Trump agenda. His is a legal witch hunt with one goal: To nullify the results of the election and restore power to the elites.
The American people are beginning to see through this ludicrous conspiracy theory and all of its component nonsense. And the longer Mueller keeps this charade going, the worse his approval numbers are going to get.