Trump Says His Approval Rating Would Be 75% If Not for 'Witch Hunt'

By Susan Jones | December 6, 2018 | 10:42am EST
President Trump joins former U.S. presidents at the memorial service for George H.W. Bush on Wednesday, Dec. 5. (Photo: Screen capture/C-SPAN)

( - "Those who travel the high road of humility in Washington, D.C., are not bothered by heavy traffic," former Sen. Alan Simpson said in his eulogy for President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday.

On Thursday, the rarely humble President Trump tweeted that his approval rating would be much higher if it weren't for the special counsel's investigation:

"Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge’s, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen. It’s called Presidential Harassment!"

The scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing investigation is the most popular guessing game in Washington, after Mueller's court filing regarding Lt.-Gen. Michael Flynn on Tuesday night.

Mueller told the court that Flynn made "multiple false statements to multiple Department of Justice entities on multiple occasions," but given Flynn's "substantial assistance" to investigators, "no prison time is warranted."

A separate Addendum filed by Mueller describes Flynn's "assistance to the government," but because the addendum includes "sensitive information about ongoing investigations," much of it was redacted before public release.

One of those ongoing investigations -- not the Trump-Russia probe -- is described as "criminal."

So no one really knows what Mueller is investigating, aside from alleged Trump-Russia coordination.

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