By The Federalist. An overwhelming majority of Americans don’t think the ongoing probe into whether Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton is that important, according to a new Gallup poll.
A record-breaking number of Americans (22 percent) think immigration is the most important problem facing the United States, while 19 percent say dissatisfaction with the U.S. government is the biggest problem and 7 percent think racism is the most important issue.
A combined total of 16 percent of Americans list unifying the country, lack of respect for one another, and the economy in general as the most important issues. The other issues that make it to the top of the list are health care (according to 3 percent of Americans), and ethics and morality (according to another 3 percent of those surveyed).
The ongoing probe to investigate to what extent Russia was involved in Trump’s electoral victory in 2016 was nowhere on the list of the top eight issues most Americans (70 percent) say are the most important ones the United States is facing.
Of the Republican voters surveyed, 35 percent thought immigration was the most important issue. Of Independent voters, immigration topped the charts, but a much smaller plurality (22 percent) said this was the most important issue. (Read more from “Poll Reveals How Americans Truly Feel About So-Called Russian Collusion” HERE)
Trump-Russia: FBI Believed Carter Page ‘Collaborated and Conspired’ With Moscow
By The Guardian. The Trump administration has released documents related to the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page, as part of an investigation into whether he colluded with Russia to undermine the 2016 US presidential election.
A surveillance application filed by the FBI in October 2016, a month before the election, said: “The FBI believes that Page has been collaborating and conspiring with the Russian government.”
Page has consistently denied working as an agent of the Russia and has not been charged with any crime after almost two years of investigation.
In an interview with CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, he reiterated his denials and described the FBI’s application to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (Fisa) court as “so ridiculous it’s beyond words”. He accused law enforcement of misleading the court.
“I’ve never been an agent of a foreign power by any stretch of the imagination,” he said. (Read more from “Trump-Russia: FBI Believed Carter Page ‘Collaborated and Conspired’ With Moscow” HERE)