Spinning The 'Witch Hunt'

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President Donald Trump. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — “Wow!” tweets the president of the United States. “A Suffolk/USA Today poll states “50% of Americans AGREE that Robert Mueller’s investigation is a Witch Hunt.” Very few think it is legit! We will soon find out?”

Wow indeed.

There’s a lot to unpack in that tweet, starting with a finding the president didn’t mention. 

Despite the president’s insistence there “should be no” Mueller report, a bipartisan 82% majority said it’s important that the Mueller report be made public, with 62 percent calling it “very important.”

Those are big numbers, and they mean that a significant percentage of people who are repeating the president’s relentless branding of the investigation as a “witch hunt” still want to see the findings.

That makes me wonder how many even know what the term “witch hunt” means. 

It’s quite possible some of them think the probe is unfairly wide, aggressive and drawn-out, not that it is a search for crimes that don’t exist, as the Salem Witch Trials were.

And the president’s claim that people feel the investigation is illegitimate is premature. 

Just as the Nixon tapes removed any doubt about his dishonesty and complicity, Mueller may have evidence that will impress even current doubters as persuasive.

As the president says, we’ll soon find out. 

And the fact that he says that with a question mark next to it suggests that for all his bravado, he is not so sure that he’ll walk away clean from what Mueller has turned up.

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