Last week’s live coverage of the public part of fired FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee was widely viewed by much of the public. Comey never came out and said that President Donald Trump tried to block or interfere with the FBI investigation into the allegations of Russian interference with the 2016 elections. Comey also did not admit that Trump tried to block the FBI investigation into allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with Russians who in turn interfered with the elections. Comey also did not admit that Trump tried to obstruct justice in the FBI investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
I was one of many who watched Comey’s grilling before the Senate and was impressed with the way he kept his composure when Democrats attacked and tried to provoke. It would have been difficult for me to be as calm and collected as Comey was when Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) unleashed her relentless tirade. I was pleased that some of the Republican Senators had the decency to stop Harris and return some decorum to the proceedings.
Yet, the mainstream media and many Democrats still claim that Trump did in fact try to obstruct justice and get Comey to stop the investigations. Some even believe that when Comey refused to stop the investigations, that was the reason Trump fired him. We all know just how untrustworthy the liberal media is, don’t we? After all, for two-days prior to Comey’s appearance before the Senate committee, CNN had run stories from an ‘anonymous source’ saying that Comey was going to provide proof of Trump’s obstruction of justice. After Comey’s testimony, CNN had to publicly admit their mistake.
If you were asked if you believe that President Donald Trump tried to block the FBI investigation or Russian interference, what would you say? What do you think most voters would say?
1* How closely have you followed news reports on former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before a U.S. Senate committee?
2* Based on Comey’s testimony, did President Trump attempt to obstruct the FBI’s investigation of any possible ties between the Russian government and Trump or his associates?
Perhaps the most surprising response was to the first question where 81% of all likely voters said they have followed the news reports covering Comey’s testimony before the Senate committee. They didn’t break it down by political party, but chances are that the majority of those who have been following the media coverage on Comey’s testimony were Democrats, anxiously waiting to read or hear about the smoking gun that never really fired.
Incredibly, 49% of likely voters said that they believe that President Trump did try to block the FBI probe of Russia and Trump’s campaign. Only 37% said they did not think Trump tried to block the investigation.
When the results were broken down by political party, there was no real surprise as 74% of Democrats said Trump tried to block the investigation. On the flip-side 63% of Republican voters said they do NOT believe that Trump tried to block the FBI investigation. Voters that did not claim to belong to either major political party were split with 49% saying Trump tried to block the investigation and 35% said he didn’t.
The results are similar to those if you were to poll congressional Democrats. They had Trump convicted before Comey every walked into the Senate committee room and nothing Comey said has changed their minds. It’s just like the situation among liberal Democrats and the media concerning the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Freddie Gray. Regardless of all of the overwhelming evidence that exonerated the police and security guards, Democrats still believe the police and security guards were guilty of murder.