By The Blaze. The CBS poll says that 53 percent of Americans now say that the Mueller investigations are “politically motivated,” a charge that President Trump has made repeatedly to discredit the probe. . .
This is a significant change from the same poll questioned administered in December, when 48 percent of Americans called it “politically motivated,” and 46 percent said it was “justified.”
In the intervening months, the offices and residence of the president’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen have been raided after a criminal referral by Mueller. Paul Manafort, the former manager of the Trump campaign, was also raided by the FBI.
A majority of Americans, (53 percent) believe Trump should be questioned, while 42 percent believe he shouldn’t. But, even in this measure, fewer Americans believe in the validity of the Mueller probe. . .
Earlier Tuesday, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti released an astounding accusation against Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen, saying that he had received money from a Russian oligarch after he made the payment to the adult film star. (Read more from “Here’s How Many Americans Are Now Saying Mueller’s Investigation Is ‘Politically Driven’” HERE)
Lawyer Sentenced in Mueller Probe Reports to Prison: Report
By The Hill. A Dutch lawyer who pleaded guilty to lying to investigators examining Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential election has reported to a federal prison to serve out his sentence.
Alex van der Zwaan, 33, arrived at a low-security federal prison near Allenwood, Pa., according to a Politico report.
He was sentenced last month to a $20,000 fine and 30 days in prison, and is expected to be released on June 4, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons’s website.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons did not immediately respond to The Hill’s requests for comment, nor did the prison, FCI Allenwood Low, where van der Zwaan is serving out his sentence.
In reporting to prison, van der Zwaan becomes the first person charged in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe to be incarcerated. (Read more from “Lawyer Sentenced in Mueller Probe Reports to Prison: Report” HERE)