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New Poll Shows Just 29 Percent Of Americans Approve Of Donald Trump’s Firing of James Comey

A recently released poll shows that only 29% of Americans approve of Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. The poll was conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal.  The poll shows that 38% disapprove of Comey’s firing and 32% do not care about the matter enough to give an opinion.

Among those who stated that they had either seen or heard a lot about the situation, 53% said that they disapproved of Trump’s actions.

The NBC/WSJ poll was conducted on May 11-13, after Trump’s dismissal of Comey.

The poll also reflected that 38 percent of Americans hold a positive view of the president, while 52 percent have a negative view. The poll also showed that 57% of Americans have no faith in Trump as president.

Thirty percent of those polled say that Trump’s decision to fire Comey has given them a less favorable impression of him as president.

The poll revealed that Forty-six percent of Americans, including 74 percent of Democrats, say that they believe that Trump fired Comey to slow down the FBI investigation of Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election.

When asked if they prefer that Congress or an independent commission or a special prosecutor investigate Russia’s involvement 78% supported either an independent commission or a special prosecutor. When it comes to hiring a special prosecutor rumor has it that Barrack Obama is available.

By Tammy Marie Rose

Donald Trump Fires James Comey

On Tuesday, Donald Trump fired James B. Comey the director of the F.B.I. Comey’s termination came abruptly.

Comey oversaw the investigation into whether Trump and his advisors colluded with Russia to interfere with the outcome of the 2016 elections. Many are now questioning what the president didn’t want Comey to find out in the investigation.

Comey’s firing has Democrats calling for an independent prosecutor to lead the Russia inquiry investigation.

Trump states that he terminated Comey because of his handling of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. If this were the case one must wonder why it took him so long to fire him.

In Trump’s letter to Comey, which was released to the media by the White House, Trump betrayed his focus on the ongoing inquiry into Russia’s connections to the Trump administration.

“While I greatly appreciate, you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation, I nevertheless concur with the judgment of the Department of Justice that you are not able to effectively lead the bureau,” Mr. Trump penned to Mr. Comey. The letter was dated Tuesday.

Deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, pushed for Comey’s dismissal.

“I cannot defend the director’s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton’s emails,” Mr. Rosenstein wrote in a letter that was released by the White House, “and I do not understand his refusal to accept the nearly universal judgment that he was mistaken.”

Yet many of the facts cited as evidence for Comey’s dismissal were well known when Mr. Trump kept him on the job: Comey was three years into a 10-year term. And both Mr. Trump and his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, had praised Mr. Comey back then for reopening the Clinton investigation by saying his public announcement “took guts” and yet now that action has become the heart of his dismissal.

Trump’s decision to fire Comey is only the second time since taking office that the president has fired a top law enforcement official. The first time happened back in January when Trump fired Sally Q. Yates.

By Tammy Marie Rose