Robert Mueller's Special Counsel investigation is reportedly heating up again, with a number of reports indicating he's finally getting ready to conclude nearly two years of work on the 2016 presidential election.
Mueller news this week—— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) December 3, 2018
Tuesday: Prosecutors file sentencing memo on Flynn that details his cooperation & could shed more light on campaign activity.
By Friday: Prosecutors detail why Mueller scrapped Manafort’s plea agreement & lay out the lies he allegedly told.
Last week President Trump's longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to lying during congressional testimony. This is the second plea deal for Cohen after he pleaded guilty to tax fraud and campaign finance violations in August. In addition, Mueller's office announced former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort violated terms of his plea agreement.
But according to half of Americans watching this saga play out, Mueller doesn't seem to have any evidence to bring charges against President Trump.
From a new Rasmussen Report:
Hope breeds eternal in the hearts of Democrats, but other voters see little chance of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation trapping President Trump.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 42% of all Likely U.S. Voters still believe that Mueller’s probe is likely to lead to criminal charges against the president, with 22% who say it’s Very Likely. But 50% consider charges against Trump to be unlikely, including 26% who say they are Not At All Likely.
Since the Special Counsel was launched last year, President Trump has gone after Mueller personally and has attacked the investigators working on his team. He did so again last week and called Cohen a "weak person" for his second plea.
"He's a weak person and by weak unlike other people you watch, he's a weak person and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence. So, he's lying about a project that everybody knew about," Trump said from the South Lawn of the White House. "A weak person and not a very smart person."