Majority Of Americans Believe Comey And Support Mueller Over Trump

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President Donald Trump has shredded his credibility so much that Americans overwhelmingly believe former FBI Director James Comey more than they believe him.

Ever since excerpts of Comey’s upcoming book A Higher Loyalty were released, Trump is going insane, even seemingly going so far as to order a missile strike on Syria to knock Comey from the headlines.

Trump even called him a “liar” and “slime ball” on Twitter after Comey revealed Trump’s obsession with the alleged “golden showers” tape and referred to Trump as “unethical.”

But Trump has a problem. Most Americans don’t believe him. They believe Comey.

It’s understandable. After all, Trump has told over 2,000 lies since taking office.

An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that “Americans by a 16-point margin, 48-32 percent, find Comey more believable than Trump.”

Furthermore, Americans disapprove of Trump’s firing of Comey by a 14-point margin, 47-33.

Trump also attacked Special Counsel Robert Mueller to the point that people speculate that Trump is laying the groundwork to fire him, too.

Trump denies the speculation, but he has done so before when the media reported on potential firings.

Trump actually ordered Mueller’s firing last June in addition to trying to fire him in December. But White House Counsel Don McGahn refused to deliver the order to the Justice Department and threatened to resign if Trump insisted.

And firing Mueller would be a terrible decision that would completely backfire as a majority of Americans back the Russia investigation.

According to ABC News:

The public by a broad 69-25 percent supports Mueller’s initial thrust, to investigate possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Russian government attempts to influence the 2016 election.

Backing for Mueller’s work goes further: Americans by 2-1, 64-32 percent, also support his investigating Trump’s business activities. And by 58-35 percent, a 23-point margin, they support investigators’ latest apparent direction, looking at allegations that Trump’s associates paid hush money to women who say they had affairs with him.

So, despite Trump’s temper tantrums, Americans even support the FBI raid on his attorney Michael Cohen to ascertain whether he committed bank fraud and other crimes by paying porn star Stormy Daniels for her silence.

Add it all up and it’s a lot of bad news that Trump is definitely not going to want to hear. Americans believe Comey is more credible than him and they support Mueller. Trump’s missile strike against Syria may serve as a distraction, but it won’t help his credibility.

If anything, Americans will likely distrust him even more.


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