'Obviously a Witch Hunt': Bongino on New Poll Showing Lack of Trust in Mueller Probe
Poll: 50% of Americans think investigation is 'witch hunt.'
Fox News contributor Dan Bongino blasted Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation as a "witch hunt," and he said the American people are ready for it finally to come to a close.
Appearing on "Fox & Friends" Tuesday morning, Bongino pointed to a new USA Today/Suffolk University poll that found that half of Americans believe the Mueller probe is a "witch hunt."
The poll -- which surveyed 1,000 registered voters via live telephone interviews between March 13 and 17 -- found that 50 percent of respondents agreed with President Trump's negative view of Mueller's probe. 47 percent disagreed, while three percent were not sure.
Among independents, 54 percent say he is being subject to a "witch hunt," while 42 percent disagree.
President Trump took to Twitter Monday to tout the poll's findings.
Wow! A Suffolk/USA Today Poll, just out, states, “50% of Americans AGREE that Robert Mueller’s investigation is a Witch Hunt.” @MSNBC Very few think it is legit! We will soon find out?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019
Bongino, a former Secret Service agent and NYPD officer, said that Democrats' focus on the Mueller probe and other Trump investigations will likely be a losing strategy.
"The American people are not stupid. They know it's a witch hunt," Bongino said.
He argued that Mueller stacked his investigative team with pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Trump Democrats, and the probe has been biased against Trump from the start.
"Bob Mueller's a smart guy. You can't tell me that decision was made by mistake," Bongino said. "It's obviously a witch hunt."
He added that Mueller was appointed to lead the investigation nearly two years ago, and none of the indictments resulting from the probe have anything to do with Trump-Russia collusion.
"When do we actually get to the collusion? The answer's never, because it never happened."
Watch the "Fox & Friends" clip above.