Poll: Majority believe Obama adm. improperly surveilled Trump and 50% of indies want special counsel

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  1. Gator Fever

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    https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/most-think-obama-white-house-spied-on-trump-campaign-want-special-counsel-ibdtipp-poll/

    The poll also suggests that many Americans think the roots of the allegations made against Trump extend beyond the two major party campaigns in the last presidential election and deep into the Obama era's intelligence and law enforcement bureaucracies, and may involve active political bias on the part of supposedly nonpartisan employees of both the Justice Department and FBI......

    Some 55% of those said it was "likely" that the Obama administration "improperly surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 election." There was an obvious partisan split among the responses, with 87% of Republicans and 55% of independents saying the improper spying took place, but only 31% of Democrats.

    On the question of whether a special counsel was needed to "investigate whether the FBI and the Department of Justice improperly surveilled the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election," 54% responded "yes," and 44% "no." Again, 74% of Republicans and 50% of independents wanted a special counsel appointed. But even 44% of Democrats thought it would be a good idea.

    The poll's contents are troubling for those in the Democratic Party and the left-leaning media who had hoped to make a case with the American people that President Trump worked with Russian officials to win the 2016 election. The American people don't seem to believe it.
     
  2. Slug
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    Slug I fcuking hate people.

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    Impossible. I've been told by the MSM and lefty's in here that the Obama regime was scandal free.
     
  3. Scott512

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    Hope he gets caught up in all of this as the mastermind.
     
  4. Okeechobee Joe
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    These numbers would be a lot higher and there would be a much greater demand if the press/media were doing its job to uncover scandal the way they did back in the Watergate era. The press/media can make a mountain out of a molehill or they can do the opposite and bury a scandal. In the Watergate era both Democrats and Republicans watched the same news programs where today the viewership is divided with the Republicans watching Fox and the Democrats getting the side of the story promoted by MSNBC, CNN etc.
     
    • ChiefGator
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      ChiefGator A Chief and a Gator, Master of the Ignore list!!!!

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      I do wonder why we need something special to get the DOJ and FBI to actually do their jobs. Internal auditors investigate their organizations all the time.
       
      • TheDouglas78

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        You mean if Fox, bietbart, MSNBC, CNN, etc.... did sell editorials instead of factual/data driven News?
         
      • gardnerwebbgator
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        And the minute the counsel would be called, the old and worn out race card yet again would be played.
         
      • Swamp Donkey
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        Exactly. We have hundreds of investigators and attorneys. Use the same ones that put sailors in prison for taking a selfie in the medical room of a submarine and emailing using their personal email.
         

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