Published on

Poll: 82% Say Trump Interview With Mueller Should Be Under Oath

The survey also found more than 60 percent of Americans support passing legislation to prevent Trump from unilaterally firing Mueller

President Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller. (Photos by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images; Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

According to a new poll published by Monmouth University on Thursday, an overwhelming majority of Americans—and even most Republicans—want President Donald Trump to follow through on his expressed desire to be interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller, and 82 percent believe this interview should be under oath.

In total, the survey found that 71 percent of Americans think Trump should agree to be interviewed by Mueller.

"I would love to do it," Trump said last month of a possible interview with the special counsel, to the dismay of his legal team. "I would do it under oath, absolutely."

While Republican respondents were far less inclined than Democrats (85 percent) and independents (74 percent) to think Trump should agree to be questioned by the special counsel, a majority—51 percent—said the leader of their party should be interviewed by Mueller.

If Trump ultimately agrees to be questioned by Mueller, Monmouth found that 67 percent of Republicans believe the interview should be under oath.

The survey also demonstrated strong support for legislation to prevent Trump from "unilaterally" terminating Mueller amid new reports that Trump ordered the special counsel fired last June.

"More than 6-in-10 Americans (62 percent) support requiring the approval of a panel of federal judges before any special counsel could be fired by the president or attorney general," Monmouth found. "Just 29 percent oppose this judicial check on the president's ability to fire a special counsel."

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Won't Exist.

Please select a donation method:

Share This Article