Poll: Majority Says Trump Should Talk with Mueller Under Oath

The vast majority of American citizens believe that President Donald Trump should talk with special counsel Robert Mueller, provided that the interview is under oath, a poll released on Thursday says.

Out of the 806 adults in the poll, 71 percent say the two should have an exchange, and 82 percent say that the interview should be under oath, the poll from Monmouth University shows, according to Politico.

While the degree of support for those positions was related to political affiliation, there was still general agreement, regardless of party affiliation: 85 percent of Democrats, 74 percent of independents and 51 percent of Republicans said the president should speak to Mueller.

Even more people said such an interview should be under oath – 93 percent of Democrats, 85 percent of independents and 67 percent of Republicans.

According to the director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute, Patrick Murray even though both “Democrats and Republicans alike say the president should sit down with Mueller” their reasons for wanting it are probably very different.

In terms of the news that President Trump sought to fire Mueller in June, 73 percent of those polled said they had heard the news. Slightly fewer, 58 percent, said they believed those reports to be definitely or probably true. Only 27 percent said the reports were definitely or probably not true.

Forty-one percent said such an action would equal an attempt to obstruct justice, while 44 percent said it would be less serious.

Last week, Trump said that he would be willing to talk to Mueller, but whether he would do so under oath would be up to his lawyers.

Monmouth University polled a national random sample of 806 adults, ages 18 and older. The poll, which was conducted by telephone from January 28 to January 30, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.5 percentage points.

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