- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 24, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

Roughly half of Americans of all political walks — 49 percent, to be exact — want a special prosecutor appointed to investigate the FBI for crooked and partisan dealings in their look-sees into Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump.

That’s a pretty loud voice.

Republicans want it even more.

“Sixty-two percent of Republicans are calling for an outside prosecutor to investigate the FBI, as is a plurality (49 percent) of voters not affiliated with either majority political party,” Rasmussen found. “Among Democrats, 38 percent favor a special prosecutor, 40 percent are opposed, but 22 percent are undecided.”

This follows a December survey that saw 48 percent versus 41 percent of likely voters saying senior federal law enforcement folk broke laws in order to keep Trump from winning the White House.

What a massive hit to America’s supposed places of unbiased law enforcement.

The FBI has lost a great deal of respect from the American people in recent times — and likely, these missing five months’ worth of text messages aren’t going to restore any semblance of trust any time soon. Meanwhile, questions about Clinton persist.

“Sixty-four percent of all voters think Clinton is likely to have broken the law by sending and receiving emails containing classified information through a private email server while serving as secretary of state,” Rasmussen found, in a separate and earlier survey.

How about some accountability there?

The investigation of Trump and his campaign trudges on, it seems. But plenty of voters in both parties can agree: It’s Clinton who’s the likely lawbreaker here.

It’s Clinton who still needs the deeper investigative scrutiny.

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