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POLL: 45% Of Americans Think U.S. Intel Agencies Have A Political Agenda

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According to a poll released Thursday, a large number of Americans think that U.S. intelligence agencies like the FBI and DOJ hold a political agenda.

Rasmussen Reports:

“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 45 percent of Likely U.S. Voters think U.S. intelligence agencies have their own political agenda. Just as many (43 percent), though, think they generally perform impartially, but another 11 percent are not sure.”

WASHINGTON – JUNE 25: FBI Director Robert Mueller speaks during a news conference at the FBI headquarters June 25, 2008 in Washington, DC. The news conference was to mark the 5th anniversary of Innocence Lost initiative. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

This poll comes at time when President Donald Trump is under heavy criticism by many in the establishment media for supposedly attacking American intelligence agencies.

During a recent press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump seemed to question the findings of the intelligence community in regards to Russian hacking, a move that set off a media frenzy. (RELATED: Vladimir Putin Reveals What He Talked About With Trump — Says Relationship ‘Changed For The Better’)

Trump defended his performance, saying, “we’re living in the real world.” (RELATED: Trump Defends News Conference With Putin With Call To Pragmatism: ‘We’re Living In The Real World’)