A new poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC reveals that the majority of Americans think our president was not honest in how he’s dealt with the Mueller investigation. 60% believe that Donald Trump was dishonest in his handling of the Russia probe, while 37% say that Mr. Cheats At Golf himself was honest about it.
The fact that over a third of those polled think that Trump was truthful shows that Attorney General William Barr’s mischaracterization tactics were fruitful—an unsettling revelation, to say the least. And while the redacted version of the report Barr provided serves up plenty of takeaways, Democratic lawmakers are still fighting to have the full report provided to Congress. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee is voting on whether Barr should be held in contempt of Congress for failing to provide legislators with an unredacted version of the report. Meanwhile, Republicans like Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are still claiming “case closed.”
In response, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) stated, per USA Today, “What we have here is a concerted effort to circle the wagons, to protect the president from accountability, to whitewash his reprehensible conduct by simply declaring it irrelevant.”
Imagine how Republicans would react if Barack Obama had handled such an investigation in the same manner as Trump.