A Rasmussen Reports survey taken last week shows that 62 percent of likely voters think Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff deleted an estimated 30,000 emails from her server “to hide something incriminating from the FBI, with 45% who say it’s Very Likely.”
Rasmussen reported the results of that poll on Wednesday, about the same time that Republican Donald Trump announced he was planning a trip back to Washington State later this month or sometime in September. According to the Seattle Times, there may be several events.
State Sen. Doug Ericksen (R-Ferndale) told the newspaper that the visit will be public events and private fundraisers.
“It won’t be just a classic Obama ‘fly in take money fly out.’ He will definitely be doing events,” the senator was quoted as stating.
Not surprisingly, the announcement has resulted in some heated barbs between Times readers, both Trump supporters and detractors.
According to Rasmussen, only 35 percent of survey respondents believed it is unlikely Clinton and crew were trying to hide something. The survey was taken July 28 and 31 among 1,000 likely voters with a +/- three percent margin of error.
Back on July 6, a Rasmussen survey revealed that 54 percent of likely voters believe FBI Director James Comey should have pursued criminal charges against Clinton in the email scandal. The former Secretary of State continues to mislead about the outcome of the FBI investigation, earning a blistering “Four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post Fact Checker on July 31 for insisting in an interview with Fox News that her email answers were truthful.
Comey weaseled while testifying before Congress, and the WaPo noted, “Clinton is cherry-picking statements by Comey to preserve her narrative about the unusual setup of a private email server. This allows her to skate past the more disturbing findings of the FBI investigation.”
Here’s how the WaPo described Comey’s testimony before the House Oversight Committee:
“But that’s not the whole story. When House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) asked whether Clinton had lied to the American public, Comey dodged: “That’s a question I’m not qualified to answer. I can speak about what she said to the FBI.”
“At another point, Comey told Congress: “I really don’t want to get in the business of trying to parse and judge her public statements. And so I think I’ve tried to avoid doing that sitting here. … What matters to me is what did she say to the FBI. That’s obviously first and foremost for us.”
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