- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A majority of voters now agree that senior Justice Department and FBI officials are “likely to have acted criminally when they secretly discussed removing President Trump from office.”

Voters also think a special prosecutor is needed to investigate the situation, said a new Rasmussen Reports poll released Tuesday.

It found that 56 percent of likely U.S. voters believe these officials have broken the law during their discussions in May 2017 to oust Mr. Trump; 36 percent say it’s unlikely, the rest are undecided.

Another 51 percent say a special prosecutor should be named to investigate these discussions; 38 percent disagree, 11 percent are undecided.

What should happen next?

“Only 36 percent say no disciplinary action should be taken against the senior law enforcement officials who discussed removing the president from office; 21 percent say they should be fired, while 25 percent think they should be jailed. Twelve percent, however, are calling for a formal reprimand of these officials,” the poll analysis said.

The survey of 1,000 likely Voters was conducted Feb. 17-18.

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