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Poll: 55% of independents find Trump’s indictment politically motivated – because IT IS
By Ramon Tomey // Jun 20, 2023

A poll has found that 55 percent of respondents – more than half – who lean independent believe the federal indictment against former President Donald Trump is politically motivated.

Legal scholar Jonathan Turley pointed out on June 18 that the poll, conducted by Harvard University's Center for American Political Studies and Harris Insights and Analytics, spells "bad news" for both the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland. He zoomed in on the survey's respondents who leaned independent or had other political views.

The survey found that 55 percent of independent-leaning respondents believe that the former president's indictment in relation to his handling of classified documents was politically motivated. In contrast, only 45 percent of the respondents in the cohort believe the DOJ's indictment of Trump was valid.

Moreover, 56 percent of independent-leaning respondents in the survey deem the indictment as election interference on the DOJ's part. Only 44 percent of the respondents whose political views leaned independent see the indictment as a fair application of the law.

According to the survey, there is a clear divide along party lines on the issue of Trump's indictment. Eighty-three percent of Republican-leaning respondents believe that the move was politically motivated, and 84 percent of the same cohort considers it election interference by the Justice Department. Meanwhile, 72 percent of Democratic-leaning respondents are of the opinion that Trump's indictment was valid and 68 percent finds the indictment as a fair application of the law. (Related: Matrixxx Grooove: Federal indictment against Trump shows absolute TREASON and TYRANNY – Brighteon.TV.)

Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, noted that the Harvard CAPS and Harris poll "is also bad news" for President Joe Biden. It found that 65 percent of respondents believe the former vice president "mishandled" classified material. Seventy-two percent also believe that former Secretary of State and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton also "mishandled" sensitive emails.

Trump indictment puts Justice Department in a quagmire

The legal scholar further expounded on the issue, saying that the survey "captures the level of distrust for the Justice Department and further demonstrates … the failure of Garland at the midpoint of his tenure as [U.S.] AG." According to Turley, the former nominee for Supreme Court justice "has failed to restore the credibility and trust" in his office – which now appears in a worse situation compared to when former U.S. AG Bill Barr.

He also mentioned that the DOJ and the mainstream media appear to have 'lost the room' with the American people" when it comes to the former president's indictment. The two are primarily appealing to Democrats who support the indictment, he added. Turley noted that the DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation under it only made the perception worse by means of continual leaks to the media and staged photos.

"It is also an indictment of the media. After years of 'advocacy journalism' and biased reporting, the public now tunes out the media," the legal scholar said. "This is a strong indictment with troubling allegations and evidence. Yet, it does not matter because the media long ago lost much of the country with one-sided, unrelenting coverage."

Ultimately, Turley remarked that the case against Trump "could conceivably never see a jury unless Special Counsel Jack Smith succeeds in pushing for a speedy trial before the election."

"A majority of the public now supports a pardon for Trump if he is convicted. With these polls, the pressure of other Republican candidates to pledge a pardon is likely to increase. Biden may want to consider a pledge to commute any sentence to try to de-fang this building election issue."

Watch Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) telling former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon that the federal indictment against Trump is a distraction from the GOP corruption probes against Biden.

This video is from the SecureLife channel on Brighteon.com.

More related stories:

The deep state finally got the indictment they have been wanting: Trump hit with 37 federal counts over handling of classified documents.

Lawyer who lost 'Clinton sock drawer' case says Trump has every right to the classified docs he had at Mar-a-Lago.

Former federal prosecutor finds numerous problems with indictment documents against Trump.

Trump could face 100 YEARS in prison if convicted of federal charges, including espionage.

Donald Trump Jr. on father's indictment: 'We're living in 3rd world Banana Republic.'

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