- The Washington Times - Friday, March 1, 2019

Despite nonstop sideshows in the political arena, Americans have not forgotten the Mueller investigation. Their message to the powers that be: Show us the details.

“Voters overwhelmingly believe that the forthcoming report by Robert Mueller should be made public by the Justice Department. Nearly 7 in 10 voters (68 percent) say the report should be made public, while just 10 percent say that it should not be,” reports Steven Shepard, campaigns editor for Politico.

So says a new Morning Consult poll which also found that 59 percent of Republicans and 79 percent of Democrats also want to see the results of the investigation themselves — and likely for different reasons.

In recent weeks, some political heavyweights have claimed that the Mueller report has no damning evidence that President Trump had any involvement with “Russian collusion” — which therefore prompted the delay on its release. Logically, Republicans would like to examine the report to clear Mr. Trump’s name once and for all in the matter and get on with things.

The survey found that only 18 percent of the Republicans said the report should not be released.

And the Democrats? Still smarting over Mr. Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton almost three years ago, Democrats pine to prove the veracity of their narrative that Trump “stole” the election.

Do voters buy this idea? The news media may be disappointed in the answer, because there’s no landslide here: 43 percent of voters believe the collusion charges are true and 39 percent don’t — while a significant 18 percent simply don’t know — and perhaps don’t care.

And the inevitable partisan divide: 73 percent of the GOPers say there was no Russian collusion, while 77 percent of the Dems disagree.

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