Poll: Americans believe that the head of the FBI dismissed because of the investigation in Russia


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Most Americans do not support the dismissal of the Director of the FBI Jasma Komi and I think that the reason for this decision was his participation in the investigation of the so-called “Russian intervention” in U.S. elections in 2016, according to a poll by NBC News/Survey Monkey conducted on Wednesday and Thursday.

Trump may 9, sent FBI Director James Comey resigned. The White house noted that this was due to “loss of confidence” of the President to him. To accompany the dismissal letter to the head of the Agency, the President announced that he had taken the decision to dismiss after the recommendation of the attorney General, Minister of justice Jeff and Roman sessions.

According to the survey, 38% of respondents said that the decision to dismiss trump’s the correct Komi Republic, and 54% no. This corresponds exactly to the latest findings of the President’s approval rating conducted by Gallup.

More than half of respondents (55%) after the dismissal of Komi less sure that “the Russian investigation” will be conducted honestly, while 36% hold the opposite opinion.

That this investigation led to the resignation of the head of the FBI, unsure 46%, and 24% believe that the reason was the investigation of the “post scandal” former Secretary of state and former candidate for President Hillary Clinton. About 22% of respondents believe that the reasons for dismissal in another.

In addition, 54% of respondents believe that the charges of the election campaign trump in relations with Russia is a “serious issue”, while 40% believe that it is used to “divert attention”.

Komi led the investigation against trump on the subject of alleged “ties with Russia”, which deny as the White house and the Kremlin. While a defeated rival trump in the presidential elections 2016 Hillary Clinton also accused of Komi is that he has achieved for its defeat, extending not confirmed information about the new investigation against Clinton for ten days before the election.

Russia has repeatedly denied accusations of U.S. intelligence in trying to influence U.S. elections, but the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called them “completely unfounded”.