Poll: Most Americans Unaware That Robert Mueller’s Investigation Has Uncovered Crimes, Resulted In Convictions
A new poll has found that most Americans are ignorant of the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign has resulted in five guilty pleas and 17 criminal indictments.
Navigator Research found that 59 percent of Americans are unaware of this headline news, which has been reported almost daily for months.
For Americans who are completely unaware of these critical facts, Vox has compiled a handy list of convictions and indictments:
Michael Flynn, former national security adviser and a key Trump campaign surrogate, pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal investigators in December.
Rick Gates, a top aide on the Trump campaign and a longtime business partner of Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty to false statements and one count of conspiracy.
George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser on the campaign, pleaded guilty to false statements.
Alexander van der Zwaan, a London-based Dutch attorney, pleaded guilty to making false statements about his contacts with Gates and an unnamed Ukrainian.
13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies have been indicted on conspiracy charges, and some on identity theft charges, related to Russian social media and hacking efforts.
Richard Pinedo, a California resident, has pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge related to the Russian indictments.
Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chair, is facing two separate indictments — one in DC about conspiracy, money laundering, false statements, and failure to disclose foreign assets; and one in Virginia about tax, financial, and bank fraud charges.