According to a recent survey conducted by Navigator Research, 59% or more than half of Americans polled think that the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling has so far been unsuccessful. The majority of Americans do not know that Mueller has already garnered 17 indictments and 5 guilty pleas.
Despite what Americans think, Mueller has been very busy and the hunt has been fruitful. His probes have led to the former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, pleading guilty to lying to investigators; to a Trump campaign aide, Rick Gates, pleading guilty to conspiracy; to a foreign policy adviser, George Papadopoulos, pleading guilty to making false statements; and to Dutch attorney, Alexander van der Zwaan, also pleading guilty to making false statements.
Mueller has also indicted 13 Russian nationals on conspiracy charges and identity theft, and he gained to indictments for Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign chair. Manafort is being charged with conspiracy, money laundering, making false statements and fraud.
Yet, most Americans still think the investigation is pointless because they are unaware of the developments. Perhaps the press has dropped the ball, and are failing to relay these crucial facts to the general public. The media needs to drown out Trump’s “witch hunt” claims with actual facts about the investigation proceedings.