Despite Republicans’ attempts to frame state and federal probes into former President Donald Trump as politically motivated by vengeful left-wing prosecutors, new Polling shows most Americans think the investigations are fair.
According to an NPR/PBS/Marist Poll, 56 percent of respondents believe investigations into the former President are fair, while only 41 percent believe the investigations are a “witch hunt.”
Eighty percent of Republicans believe the investigations are a witch hunt, while 51 percent of Independents and 87 percent of Democrats believe the probes are fair.
The divide in views falls mainly along party lines and comes after Trump predicted on March 18 he would be indicted on March 21, an indictment that hasn’t yet materialized.
Trump claimed Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg would be indicting him last Tuesday in connection with the investigation into the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about an alleged affair she had with Trump while Melania Trump was pregnant.
The payment was made to the adult film actress in the days leading up to the 2016 Presidential election and was made through Trump’s then-attorney Michael Cohen.
Trump allegedly agreed to pay Cohen back for the hush money payment, among other services, in monthly installments he’d categorize as a retainer fee.
As Bragg’s Investigation is set to end soon, Trump and his allies have taken to attack the Manhattan District Attorney’s Probe as “politically motivated.”
House Republicans are also calling for Bragg to testify before them to ascertain if he is misusing federal funds in a politically motivated case.
However, Bragg has refused.