POLL: 49 Percent Want New Special Prosector To Investigate FBI Handling Of Clinton-Trump Cases

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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Nearly half of respondents in a recent Rasmussen poll believe a special prosector should be named to look into the FBI’s handling of investigations into the former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump.

“49% of Likely U.S. Voters believe a special prosecutor should be named to investigate whether senior FBI officials handled the investigation of Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump in a legal and unbiased fashion,” Rasmussen found, adding “thirty-one percent (31%) disagree, but a sizable 19% are not sure.”

Respondents predictably split along party lines in the poll with “Sixty-two percent (62%) of Republicans” agreeing with the statement and only 38 percent of democrats.

The poll comes as House Republicans debate whether to release a memo compiled by the majority staff of the House intelligence committee. House intelligence committee chairman Devin Nunes assembled the memo with fellow committee members and staff based on classified information turned over by the FBI and the DOJ.

The document allegedly contains proof that the Obama administration abused its authority to obtain surveillance warrants on members of the 2016 Trump campaign. Congressman Steve King said the contents of the memo show a scandal “worse than Watergate.”

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