Kirsters Baish| A new poll has been released, and it proves that the American people don’t trust the disgraced FBI. In light of recent scandals, clear political bias, a total lack of professionalism and regard for the law, it’s no wonder the American people don’t trust the corrupt bureau. In fact, Americans believe that the FBI is “out for Trump.”
Investigative reporter Sara Carter reports that a poll was recently conducted for the Hill.TV’s public opinion program “What America’s Thinking” by the HarrisX polling company. This poll showed that the overwhelming majority of Americans feel that the FBI had a clear political bias when handling the Trump-Russia investigation as well as the Hillary Clinton private email server probe. 1,058 registered voters were polled, and the results showed that 62% of those Americans polled feel that the FBI had clear bias in both investigations.
The poll showed that in the Hillary Clinton probe, 38% believed that the FBI was biased in her favor. There were no charges ever filed. Only 24% of those polled felt that the bias harmed Clinton in one way or another.
59% of those polled felt that in the case of the Trump-Russia investigation, the FBI had showed a clear political bias against Donald Trump and it hurt him in political terms.
The Inspector General of the Department of Justice reported that multiple FBI agents displayed a clear bias in emails and text messages. An investigation into this political bias is currently being conducted. Director of the FBI Christopher Wray addressed the report of FBI bias in a statement: “While the FBI as a whole may not be biased, in these two cases, Americans overwhelming believe that is was conducted in an unprofessional and unfair manner.”
“Nothing in this report impugns the integrity of our workforce as a whole or the FBI as an institution,” Wray said last month.
The Hill reports:
…Trump defenders have sought to portray the FBI’s inquiry into the president’s conduct in 2016 and 2017 as unfair, citing the text messages from current and former FBI officials.
Democrats have criticized former FBI director James Comey for violating agency protocol by repeatedly making public statements about the Clinton email investigation during the 2016 campaign.
“As we looked at 2016 and what happened with the FBI, as we’ve gotten more and more information, I believe intentions are certainly always good, but like in any Washington bureaucracy, you’re going to have folks do or say things that maybe they shouldn’t have,” Republican pollster Ashlee Rich Stephenson stated during Tuesday’s segment of “What America’s Thinking.”
The survey was done on the internet in the United States between July 29-30, 2018 among 1,058 registered U.S. voters by HarrisX.
The Hill reports, “The sampling margin of error of this poll is plus or minus 3.01 percentage points. The results reflect a nationally representative sample of registered voters. Results were weighted for age within gender, region, race/ethnicity, marital status, household size, income, employment, political party, political ideology, and education where necessary to align them with their actual proportions in the population.”